Updates

Keep track with changes made on AddEvent.
It's sort of a change log and an information board to keep you in the loop.

Update (Saturday, May 27, 2017)

Changed

During the past month, we've made updates to AddEvent.com. These updates include:

Better support for email addresses
On the event landing pages, we've improved the auto link converter. One of our users had an email address similar to "joe.smith@my.url.co.uk". Our converter had issues detecting the email address. We use the converter to automatically transform links and email addresses into clickable links.

Design changes
While working on the event pages, we've brushed up the typography and made a few adjustments to the design. Basically just to give it a more modern look and feel.

SVG icons in the "Add to Calendar" buttons
A long awaited update has finally arrived. We've updated the icons in the "Add to Calendar" buttons. The buttons now use SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as a file format. The new images make the icons appear crystal clear on all types of screens including tablets and phones.

The new icons have been included in version "1.6.1" of the "Add to Calendar" button (for one-time events) and in version "1.0.2" in the "Add to Calendar" button for multiple events.

Update (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

Information

CalendarX.com is currently unavailable due to an SSL certificate issue. Our certificate just transferred to a different host (AWS). We are working on solving the issue. We expect everything to work normally within a few hours.

We're sorry about the interference.

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Update: The SSL issue has been fixed.

Update (Saturday, April 22, 2017)

Changed

A customer reached out a while back asking us if he could use the "Add to Calendar" button for one of his "one-time events" created in the "Event Manager". We've made a few changes in the script code to make that possible.

In order to use the "Add to Calendar" button for one of your one-time events, you need to do the following:

- Follow the installation steps on the "Add to Calendar" page to install the button on your website:
https://www.addevent.com/buttons/add-to-calendar

- Remove all of the parameters in the button code (step 3) except for the "Add to Calendar" text.

<div title="Add to Calendar" class="addeventatc" data-id="db52444">
    Add to Calendar
</div>

- Add the attribute "data-id" to the button DIV.

- Locate the unique ID of your event created in the "Event Manager". This event: https://www.addevent.com/event/?db52444 has ID: "db52444".

- Add the ID in the "data-id" attribute of your button.

That's it. We always welcome all of our users to send in suggestions and requests.

Update (Friday, March 24, 2017)

Information

​Three weeks ago our web host (Amazon) experienced what looked like multiple attempts to take down their services. A lot of websites and major services experienced issues and we did too. We even had downtime.

The purpose of using a Premium service like AddEvent is knowing that it's constantly being developed, that it works and does the job well.

We have spent a significant time going through our code to see where we could optimize processes to prevent downtime. All code has been reviewed, and we've done classic performance optimization like closing database connections faster, limiting results etc. We've also restructured our statistics runtimes and now only run them once a day.

We've done a lot of new updates to our service during the past month and we're developing new features as we speak. All thanks to our users who request new features all the time.

Hope you'll have a great weekend!

Update (Tuesday, February 14, 2017)

Changed

In the "multiple events" section it's possible to import external calendars. We've made a few improvements to the importer.

We have:

- Fixed unescaping/escaping of special foreign characters

- Fixed an issue with all day events spanning over multiple days

- Enabled alarms/reminders

- Enabled the possibility to use time zones within date/time, e.g. DTSTART;TZID=Asia/Jerusalem:20171008T201000

Update (Saturday, January 14, 2017)

Changed

We have added a new parameter (stream) to the "Direct URL Method". The method can be used for attaching event files to your existing Mail API.

An example:
A user is sending out email reminders to his clients. The user is using Mandrill (by MailChimp) to send the reminders. The user automatically attaches an event file in the email reminder so his clients can click the event file and have it added to his calendar.

Some email clients already do a great job detecting attached event files. Below is an example on how Google does it.

Update (Wednesday, January 4, 2017)

Added

We've added military time in the "Event Templates" section. The date/time variables now support 12-hour format and 24-hour format.

Update (Thursday, December 22, 2016)

Added

We've added an "Event Name" field in the "One-time Events" section. You can use the field if you have a lot of events and need them to have a "working title" that makes sense to you.

Update (Wednesday, November 30, 2016)

Added

API release:

We have released APIs for AddEvent.com and CalendarX.com.

For AddEvent.com:
We have released APIs for "One-time Events" and "Multiple Events". The new APIs allows developers to add / edit / delete calendars and add / edit / delete events in the calendars.

https://www.addevent.com/api/one-time-events
https://www.addevent.com/api/multiple-events

For CalendarX.com:
We have released APIs for managing calendars and events. The new API's allows developers to add / edit / delete calendars and add / edit / delete events in the calendars.

https://www.calendarx.com/api

The API's have predictable, resource-oriented URLs, and uses HTTP response codes to indicate API errors. All API access is over HTTPS. All data is sent and received as JSON.

In order to communicate with the APIs, developers can use cURL. It's as simple as that. The APIs currently solve basic tasks and will be expanded with features eventually.

Let us know if you have special requests, we do not currently comply.

Update (Monday, November 14, 2016)

Information

We had a client hold on our domain. Our host simply forgot to renew the domain (it's complicated). We are doing our best to get things fixed. The issue has been resolved - some DNS hiccups may occur.

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