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, December 5, 2015)

Added

Knock knock, early December is here and we have finally added the "Repeating Rules" functionality to the "Event Manager" in the "Subscription Calendar" section.

The "Repeating Rules" enables you to create multiple events in one go. You can choose to "select weekdays and have them repeated until a specific date is reached" or "select weekdays and have them repeated specific weeks" or finally "select days one by one".

The "Repeating Rules" manager is visual by design making it easy to choose the days you want to have repeated and the "summary" function explains you in a simple way what the result of your repeating rule will be.

Once you have created an event with a repeating rule, you are able to change / delete all of them in bulks or change / delete them individually.

Update (Sunday, November 22, 2015)

Information

We are currently working on repeating events for the "Subscription Calendar" service. We have compared a lot of existing recurring rule managers used by e.g. Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook. Our conclusion is that the existing recurring rule managers are very complex to understand. Our new repeating events option will be visual and easy to understand. We expect to release the feature early December.

Update (Tuesday, November 10, 2015)

Changed

In the description field of the “Add to Calendar” button our users are able to add text which is transferred to the calendar service their users selected. Officially we used to only support plain text with HTML break tags, but we got a lot of requests from our users who wanted a nicer and better formatted output.

We have rewritten our content handler function and the handler now supports and converts HTML content as well as “bad formatted” text. Our new content handler basically looks at the content and determines if the content is good or badly formatted. On that basis it converts the content and tries to make it look great.

The content handler supports HTML tags. HTML tags are transferred directly as-is to iCalendar supported calendar clients (like Microsoft Outlook, Apple Calendar) and is converted to nice looking text in calendar clients that only supports text (like Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook.com, Yahoo Calendar).

Update (Monday, October 26, 2015)

Changed

During the week we have observed (in our error reports) that our date validation is too strict. We just released a more loose date validation routine.

Update (Friday, October 23, 2015)

Fixed

A user asked us to take a look at their all day events which didn't work correctly. On that basis we reviewed and corrected the "all day event" handler in our code base.

Update (Thursday, October 22, 2015)

Added

Our error reports show that some of our users have difficulties understanding date / time. Users mix the 12 hour clock system with the 24 hour clock system, e.g. "12/31-2015 14:00 PM".

We have added an improved date / time validation with explanations on what could be incorrect.

Update (Tuesday, October 20, 2015)

Added

Some marketing automation systems and email campaign systems add parameters to URLs which sometimes makes them difficult to identify. We added support for those extra parameters when linking to "One-time Events".

Fixed

Fixed a timezone picker issue in the "One-time Events" forms.

Update (Monday, October 19, 2015)

Information

We are experiencing a capacity issue with our tracking service. The issue is a result of the recent DNS changes. The issue will be fixed very soon.

Fixed

The capacity issue with our tracking service has been resolved.

Added

We did not publish our "time zones file" located at addevent.com/zones. Apparently some of our users are linking to it directly in their code / external resources. We strongly advice our users to download those sort of files. The "time zones file" has been published and is online again.

Fixed

We fixed a date / time conversion issue on the landing page used by "One-time Events" and the "Direct URL Method".

Update (Sunday, October 18, 2015)

Information

Today (Sunday) it´s big moving day for AddThisEvent.

We are changing our name to AddEvent and will be moving our new code base to AddEvent.com.

The global DNS records are being updated during the next 24 hours. Strange things may happen. We´ll keep a close look with everything.

Update (Thursday, October 8, 2015)

Information

Today we experienced a small server downtime. This was the second downtime in three years of running our service.

Server downtime is not acceptable to us and we are working hard on building a setup where downtime will never happen.

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