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 (Monday, November 14, 2016)
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)
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.
Add schedules and big game days to the calendar and let the team and fans follow the calendar.
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)
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)
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.
Update (Tuesday, July 19, 2016)
When you are using the "Add to Calendar" button on a website you should white list the domain in the "Domains" section. We frequently get asked by users, who use AddEvent for multiple websites, if we can make this process automatic.
We have added a new tag ("client") in the "Add to Calendar" button code which is an account identifier. When added, domains are automatically created in the accounts list of domains.
We have also made some changes in the "Domains" section. Before you had to add sub domains and the root domain. Now you only have to add the root domain. We have added domain control in the section as well, which allows you to delete / disable a domain, e.g. if someone exploits your client id or if you don't use the domain anymore.
Update (Wednesday, July 13, 2016)
Our service has been down for a number of our users. We are terribly sorry about that! Our service was hit / requested a lot of times from one or more services, very alike a (DoS) attack. That ate up all of our database connections. The connection has been flushed and everything is up and running again.
Update (Wednesday, June 22, 2016)
We have added two new variable types to the "Add to Calendar" button as well as the "Direct URL Method" (API). The two new variable types have been requested by users who have very specific advanced needs. For normal usage we don't recommend changing the variables.
STATUS: Define the status parameter in the .ics file used for e.g. Outlook and Apple Calendar. The options can be "CONFIRMED", "TENTATIVE", "CANCELLED", "NEEDS-ACTION", "COMPLETED", "IN-PROCESS". If the value is not defined our system will default to "CONFIRMED".
UID: Define your own UID for the event. If there isn't specified any UID our system will generate a standard UID.
Update (Monday, June 6, 2016)
In the subscription calendar it is possible to import external calendars. It a great feature if you run multiple calendars or if you run a collaborative Google calendar or if your company uses e.g. a Microsoft Exchange calendar. Normal events have been functioning great but we have corrected a small issue occurring when an external calendar had an all day event.
Update (Tuesday, May 10, 2016)
At AddEvent we use Mandrill / MailChimp for sending out email and system notifications. If our users reach out to us using our support form we use the system to send the request / email to our self. Mandrill have made some recent changes to their security and that unfortunately has resulted in our support function being down for the past ten days. Our support email address has been up though.
We are terribly sorry that we have not picked up this recent change and sorry if any of our users have sent us a request and not received a reply. We normally answer back asap, but in this case we simply have not received any support requests. We encourage any of our users who have sent us a support request within the past ten days to reach out to us if the issues haven't been resolved yet.
Update (Sunday, May 1, 2016)
A lot of our users use the "One-time Events" for adding an "Add to Calendar" link in newsletters like MailChimp, CampaignMonitor etc. When the links are added the newsletter systems creates a tracking link which the users will be guided to before they reach the real link.
In this process, the newsletter systems add a lot of parameters (sometimes malformed) to the final URL which can make it pretty difficult for us to identify the event. In case we can't identify the event, users will end up at an "Event unavailable" page. We don't want that and therefore we have improved the identification process and tested a lot of possible malformed scenarios (URLs).
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