Sync appointments with my Personal Calendar (iPhone / iPad / Google calendar / Outlook / etc.)
Allow me to Sync my appointments with iCal.
When you make a reservation or delete a reservation it should link up with you calendar on the iPhone/iPad.
We’ve been looking into this further. It’s a feature we would love to add and I believe we will. Ideally if an appointment was created or edited in Flight Schedule Pro, your personal calendar would immediately be updated.
However, there’s a real down side to us syncing with personal calendars. It’s the fact that they new appointments won’t show up immediately and when appointments are rescheduled in Flight Schedule Pro the update won’t be seen for many hours in your personal calendar.
For example, if you use Google Calendar, it could take 8 hours or more for an appointment rescheduled in Flight Schedule Pro to show the correct start-time in Google Calendar.
Google knows about this issue, but it’s not something they plan on fixing.
I just wanted to share this information with you and see if you still love this full sync feature.
Would you mind commenting and letting us know your thoughts at the link below?
Joshua Gill commented
Clone the repo below on a server and configure the variables at the top of the rss-iCal.php to get going. You can then subscribe on the iphone/pad/gcalendar/etc to: yourserver.com/calendar.ics. You'll need to make sure url rewriting works because I found that google calendar does not like the .php extension.
Joshua Gill commented
I wrote a simple php file to parse the XML rss feed and output a .ical that can be subscribed to on the iphone. Send me a message if you have a server somewhere and would like the code to do it yourself. Or send me your rss link and I'll setup a feed for you.
Chris Ahn commented
Agreed. Sync with iCal would be tremendously helpful. Having to use two calendars becomes tedious and has led me to confuse appointments a few times already.
Yes. Sync to iCal is one of the most needed features and should be very easy to add in now since just a minor tweak of the current export type format would at least be able to make a one at a time add. Also it is key that the format of the exports can be somewhat customized. Right now a generic event scheduled means I need to read all the notes to see who the flight is scheduled with ( looking at it from an instructor standpoint)
Giancarlo Lembo commented
I'd like to add to that.... I think that the ical feature is needed in a big way... may not be able to edit the flights , but at least the flights will show up with my personal calendar, eliminating any personal/business conflicts
the ability to be able to see it all in the same location is in HUGE demand, as flights are edited, they will automatically change on my ical..
Kriengkrai Bedell commented
Why don't you guys send an ical or ics file within the FlightSchedulePro confirmation email that we can import into whatever calendar we like?
Massimiliano Del Bufalo commented
Very nice idea, but with the new APP for Iphone I don't know I much is useful this feature.
Could be redundancy.
Scott Palmer commented
iCal or something that can be sync'd from an iphone/google calendar would be fantastic. It would provide that 'at a glance' view that we shouldn't need to login to be able to see.
Harry Tempelmans Plat commented
Yes, thats verry nice to make it happen.
Adam Penner commented
Yes, i know many students would like that!
Michael Jones commented
DOUG FATE commented
would be a huge time saver to sync with google calendars!
Thank you for the feedback we are evaluating this request. If we synced with the major web calenders and iCal would it solve this for you? Google Calendar, Apple Calendar / (iPhone / iPad calendar), Outlook Calendar, Yahoo Calendar
Eric Wagar commented
This feature would be a time saver for students as well.
Vess Velikov commented
Looks like there's a parallel item running with less votes -- but I'll add a hearty "YES, PLEASE!" Being able to see my next few weeks' life all in one screen would be fantastic, and I'm sure other CFI's agree.
Sean Carignan commented
Would really like to see a feature that exports to Google Calendar too. Yes, please!
John Roberts commented
Not sure of the value of the rss feed, but it should be easy to publish the same data in a webcal (subscription) calendar feed. You already have the ics export format, just bundle them into a webcal link. You only need to add some header info.
I wouldn't expect a two way sync since scheduling of resources wouldn't be available from your personal calendar, but having a dynamic updates calendar feed would make it so much easier than exporting individual ics files.