The Wall Street Journal says it's all love between iPhone and Android. But they left out calendaring and scheduling from this August 2022 story. I bet that's still not so lovey-dovey (unless you use Outlook on both, ugh).
If we're ever going to share calendars, we have to insist on interoperability between them all.
Let's drain the swamp!
Monday, April 24, 2023
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Client-side encryption in Google Calendar
Will this impact interoperablity? This story does not say.
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Excuse me!!! Steve Martin suffers with Apple treatment of time zones
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Calender spam pours into Google Calendar
Android Police has the story: "Apparently, the crafty integration that lets Google Calendar automatically create events based off of certain hooks in your Gmail messages has gone haywire for a number of users."
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Etiquette of calendar-scheduling services
I just came across this February 2022 essay in the Wall Street Journal about the etiquette of calendar scheduling. It's probably true that people care more about how you try to share calendars, rather than just the fact that you can do so.
Thursday, September 08, 2022
Microsoft "solutions" come and go
Just another cloudy day in the walled garden.
Microsoft May Be Planning To Discontinue This Meeting-Coordination Service
Friday, September 02, 2022
Fixing calendaring for fun and profit -- yet again. We pay the bill.
Over on Facebook, Brad Kellmeyer writes: "Marissa Mayer's venture Smart Contacts is moving into Facebook's first office location. The world’s most advanced, intuitive contact manager. Good vibes? Marissa Mayer built her career at big companies reliant on digital advertising, initially at Google and later as CEO of Yahoo. But in her first startup, Sunshine, Mayer has opted to go in the opposite direction. Sunshine plans to charge consumers for subscriptions to generate revenue for its products, which will start with a contact management app and evolve to include appointment scheduling, event hosting and other apps, she told attendees of The Information’s Future of Startups Conference."
My comment: We’ve been waiting for scheduling and calendar interoperability for the length of the history of the Internet. Instead, we get this 💩 again and again.
Oh and here's the wide-eyed story from the "award-winning journalism" of The Information.