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 (Sunday, March 20, 2016)

Added

When a user clicks the Outlook or Apple options in the "Add to Calendar" button, a calendar file is generated and downloaded to the users computer. We often get asked if it's possible to custom name that file and now it is.

In order to use custom file naming you must add a new parameter "calname" in the button code.

E.g.

<div title="Add to Calendar" class="addeventatc">
    Add to Calendar
    ...
    <span class="calname">Custom event filename</span>
</div>

If calname is not specified the name defaults to "event.ics" as we are used to. You can use the phrase "use-title" to use the title from the "title" parameter or enter a custom file name.

Update (Friday, March 4, 2016)

Information

We are currently experiencing some issues with our platform (the service is slow but works). We are investigating what the cause is and will fix it asap.

Fixed

Due to a massive amount of incoming data (usage and statistics) our databases have been slow the past couple of hours. We have increased the levels and disabled statistics temporary to ensure that all traffic gets through.

Update (Friday, February 26, 2016)

Information

We added Bower support for the "Add to Calendar" button. Developers using Bower can install the button script using this command:

bower install AddEvent

Update (Monday, February 22, 2016)

Added

A lot of our users use the "One-time Events" to create events for sharing and embedding into newsletters. We have had several users asking us if they could create the events on their own website or intranet instead of having to sign into AddEvent.com every time.

We have created a popup / modal window which easily can be added into any website / intranet. The popup contains a list of events grouped by months and allows you to create / edit / delete your events as you know it from the "Events Manager".

We call the modal a widget and you can find it in the new widgets section.

Update (Monday, February 8, 2016)

Added

We recently added asynchronous handling of the "Add to Calendar" and "Subscribe to Calendar" scripts. In order to use the additional settings script with an asynchronous loaded script you have to wrap the script into our new "ready" event listener. It looks like this:

window.addeventasync = function(){
addeventatc.settings({
...
});
};

Update (Friday, January 29, 2016)

Added

A few of our users have reported that the "Add to Calendar" and "Subscribe to Calendar" buttons sometimes don't load correctly in the most recent Microsoft browsers. When not loaded correctly, the buttons will seem to be unstyled and the drop down functionality doesn't work.

When using external scripts on your website (which many do with AddEvent), the browser can miss out on necessary function calls. In order to help out the browser, loading external scripts asynchronous in the best way to do it. We have added some modern tags (async defer) to our script sources and updated the "Add to Calendar" and "Subscribe to Calendar" sections.

Below is an example on how to load AddEvent asynchronous:

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://addevent.com/libs/atc/1.6.1/atc.min.js" async defer></script>

Update (Thursday, January 21, 2016)

Fixed

We have fixed a small issue with "Event listeners" for the "Add to Calendar" + "Subscribe to Calendar" buttons. The method using namespace "button-dropdown-hide" would always return the id of the last button in case there were multiple buttons on a page. The issue has been corrected.

Update (Friday, January 15, 2016)

Added

Did you know that some users are forced to navigate the internet using the keyboard rather than the mouse?

In many countries it's mandatory by law for website publishers to have all content on websites accessible to users who are only able to navigate a website using their keyboard. We have made the "Add to Calendar" + "Subscribe to Calendar" buttons fully accessible using keyboard navigation only. Further more have we added modern role attributes on the button and the drop down.

If you want to test it out:

1: Click in the browser address bar.
2: Take your hand off your mouse and use only your keyboard.
3: Using the Tab button, navigate until you’ve reached the "Add to Calendar" button. (You can use Enter or Space to invoke the button and up / down to navigate the options. Escape or Tabulator to close the menu.

The accessibility updates have been applied to version "1.6.1" of the "Add to Calendar" button and version "1.0.2" of the "Subscribe to Calendar" button.

Update (Thursday, January 7, 2016)

Added

In the "Subscription Calendar" it's now possible to import external calendars like Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange or any other calendar service using the common .ics file format.

When an external calendar feed has been added, AddEvent fetches the feed every 12 hours. Events imported into a calendar are read-only and are merged with the calendars existing events. That means it's possible to run both your own events and imported events in one calendar. Imported events must be managed (edited / deleted) from their origin. It is possible to attach an unlimited number of external calendars to a calendar.

Update (Wednesday, December 16, 2015)

Changed

Going through our error reports has let us to conclude that quite a few of our users don't either set an end date or set the event to end before it begins.

We have added a new rule to our date / time validation used every time a user clicks the "Add to Calendar" button. If the end time is not set or if the event end before it begins, then use the start date + 1 hour as end date.

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