Archive for the 'Calendar' CategoryOctober 20, 2010
Before today’s Apple event begins, I thought I would squeeze in a note about an important Apple release from last week. Apple updated the MobileMe calendar application. The MobileMe web app now much more closely resembles the iPad app. But more importantly, it now supports calendar sharing.
We previously had been using iCal server on Mac OS X server. But this setup limits us to syncing our shared events to our iPhones by plugging it in. Two years ago, that wouldn’t have been a problem because my iPhone couldn’t last an entire day. But batteries and cell efficiency are far better now. My iPhone 3GS lasts a couple days without being plugged in. And working off a two day old calendar is a big no-no.
So we’ve tried setting up a few shared calendars using the new MobileMe sharing, and it works pretty well. I ran into one situation where I updated the text of an event and it didn’t sync to the “shared” computer. But other than that one hiccup, the sharing has worked quite well.
We still have big plans for Mac OS X server, but right now it seems that the plug is being pulled on iCal server.