Google Calendar Some Details


Paul Stone found has some screenshots which show that its not a matter of if, but when Google Calendar launches. I have been trying to nail down the specifics of the calendar for last 15 days, and have found some sketchy details.

  1. It has a user interface quite similar to that of GMail and Google Reader. It is said to be a blue page divided into a grid.
  2. You will be able to double click on a date and add an event. You can also make the appointment public.
  3. There will be some sort of ability to sync with Outlook and possibly with iCal. Can sink with outlook/iCal and many more.
  4. It will most likely be able to send SMS alerts.

Seems like it is an AJAX twist on a traditional calendar. I am sure there are some nifty tricks, but hard to pin down details because Google has strict non disclosure policies for its beta testers. (That doesn’t mean I am going to stop trying.)



Well, since 30 boxes sucks, I would guess that one key new feature it may introduce is “more than 5 people who actually use it”.


heh… that was supposed to say “message plus sound,” but the plus sign got swallowed up by the HTML gremlins…


My only question is this: will it be able to publish calendars to iCal that include local notifications (i.e. “message sound”) that pop up on the computer screen instead of resorting to SMS or email?

Somehow I doubt it, but it would be a really nice feature…


That sounds cool, but given as of right now 03/08/06 4:00PM PT, (both here on the west coast, and in england, according to a friend) that Gmail is completely inaccessible, I’m a bit leery of keeping my schedule on there.

Randhir Reddy

This is a sureshot winner in the calendaring domain, with a great UI, as u tell frm the Screenshots, but this may evolve over time, like Gmail did. This is the best way of getting any product right, improve with feedbacks at the core. Bring out a product with some basic things tht an appl. require, then build upon it. The Google way!


After looking at the screenshots at Techcrunch, it looks pretty much like 30boxes. But since its supposedly a long way from launch, the final product would be definitely different.


All Google has to do to keep Om’s mouth (or keyboard) shut is to give him a beta invite (and get him under the NDA) :)

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