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 (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.

Update (Wednesday, October 5, 2016)

Information

BIG launch day. We’ve been working hard this year on a new calendar service, CalendarX.com.

CalendarX is a calendar your audience can follow. When a user follows your CalendarX calendar, you can push your important events to their personal calendar. When you make updates, your audience calendar is automatically updated.

CalendarX is an awesome communications tool and can be used for lots of different purposes.

Schools and institutions
Working at a school or institution? Provide students and parents access to class schedules, parent meetings etc.

Sports
Add schedules and big game days to the calendar and let the team and fans follow the calendar.

Companies:
Promote your events internally to your employees or let fans of your company follow your calendar. Great if you do after-hours events to promote your company.

Online shops and retail:
Remind your audience to come back to your store for more. Promote special deals and make special events.

Update (Friday, September 2, 2016)

Fixed

One thing that has been bugging us for quite some time now is that it's difficult (and sometimes impossible) to add an event from popular media channels like Facebook and Twitter.

The problem: Apps like Facebook and Facebook Messenger are run in web-views that are stripped from default browser functionality. That means invoking the default behavior of a .ics file is impossible. For instance, the Facebook Messenger app just displays the content of the .ics file. That is just silly and unusable to all users.

By changing our approach in these sort of applications, we have finally solved the issue.

We have updated the functionality of the "Add to Calendar" button version 1.6.1. That also effects the events landing pages.

Update (Monday, August 15, 2016)

Added

One of our users asked us to add "method" as an option in the generated calendar files (.ICS) - used by calendar clients that support .ICS files like Outlook, Apple Calendar etc. Our user was doing something simple yet complicated in the world of calendars - at least when dealing with multiple calendar systems like we do. He wanted his users to add an event and if it was changed he wanted to push an update and have his users update the same event.

We, by default, set the event method to "publish". With the new "method" parameter you are able to change the value telling the calendar clients that the event has changed. Normally you will have to combine that with your own unique UID which is another parameter you can change too.

This recent change is very "nerdish" and definitely not for everyone and we love our users for requesting new tweaks and updates to the parameter set.

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