Mobile Web Calendar for iPhone and Android, now with event management

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | 10:41 AM

It's probably no news to all you parents out there, but as a new dad I only recently found out just how busy life gets with kids. So I was thrilled when I was able to view my Google Calendar on my phone. Being able to check the week's schedule is great. However, I've been missing a way to respond to invitations and change my attendance status on the go. And I haven't been the only one. The number one idea on Google Product Ideas was the ability to edit Google Calendar on mobile devices.

That just became possible with the new mobile web version of Google Calendar, available on iPhone and Android-powered devices. If you're like me, you'll quickly find just how useful it is to edit events from your phone. Just go to google.com/calendar/gp from your mobile browser to see your schedule. Select an event to change your attendance status, edit the details, and add or remove guests. One more bit of news - even if you're on a flaky network and your phone can't establish a connection, the new Calendar will still start up and show your last viewed events.

To make the web-based Calendar as easy to access as any other app on your Android-powered device or iPhone, I recommend adding it to your home screen shortcuts. The new Google Calendar for mobile supports iPhone OS 2.2.1 and up and all Android-powered phones. It's available in English only for now, but more languages will be supported soon. For Apps users please go to google.com/m/a/yourdomain and click on Calendar.

23 comments:

GOBLUE said...

When can we expect a Blackberry Storm Version?

Matt Soreco said...

It can use an agenda view.

Léon Koopsen said...

Any news on full support for CalDav on the calendars, so that the Google Calendars can be edited from inside the Calender application on the iPhone?

KB said...

Why do Google turn away visitors of Symbian-phones to the old interface? Before iPhones-version of Google apps worked perfectly on Nokia phones with Symbian OS. Don't you as a finn still use Nokia sometimes? ;)

GOBLUE said...

^
Probably the same reason we have moved away from diskettes, tapes and corded phones.

Yob said...

The new version is great; just what I was looking for! One question: when will the Google app for iPhone be updated to open this version of Google Calendar instead of the old mobile version?

Radio Babylon said...

you know what would be awesome? if you updated the native android apps and not the webpages.

Brady said...

+1 for a BlackBerry Storm version. This would make my day!

Craikeybaby said...

The update is good, but the ability to choose which calendar an event it posted to would be good, although CalDEV would be better.

cmherbert said...

My calendar will not open without wifi, it is saying that Safari cannot open the page b/c it's not connected to internet. Gmail is working though.

Miguel said...

Jyri, it's great that you now have this ability, but can I ask why you are not using a G1 if you work for Google? G1 users mostly use the built-in Calendar app on their phones. These "upgrades" do nothing to add these features to that Calendar.

Joaquin said...

As an English speaking person living in Mexico, I would like to have the Calendar in English. Are you using my IP address to determine my lanaguage???? I can set the location and language on some of the pages, but it doesn't hold and keeps changing back to Spanish.

JG said...

Doesn't appear to work with my corporate gCal account. Can't wait though for it to be enabled!!!

Matthew said...

Agenda view is missing! I like the new look, but agenda view is what I use to take a screencap & make it wallpaper on my iPhone - that way I can see what's coming up at a glance to the phone.

Andrew said...

You guys talking about CalDev and all that should really just set up Google Sync with the free exchange server google has

http://www.google.com/mobile/apple/sync.html

At least on the iphone for me it lets me edit anything, publish to the calendar I choose, etc. If you set calendar permissions and the calendar works fine in the browser it will work in the iphone the same.

Krle said...

Thank you very much for this update as well as the Gmail for iPhone enhancements.

I would like to see Maps for iPhone update next, it's been cooking in your labs for some time now. These two web apps look mighty good and similar possibilities in My Maps would be awesome.

Lee said...

Can you please, please, please set up a symbian version. Especially for the Nokia N95

Thanks

wth said...

What about supporting opera on WM it nearly works

Cheers

Si W said...

Am I correct in saying that the new version of try Gmail web app only works in the US and not in the UK yet?

nick said...

calendar.google.com does not point to the new version of the calendar with AJAX. Please fix =)

CUONE said...

Yes! Blackberry Storm version or BB Version in general! Don't leave us out! I want a calendar app just like my Gmail app!

Tais said...

Is the new Google calendar version only available for users in US? I live in Brazil and it doesn't seem to work in my iPhone!

Trebormojo said...

This does not work with my company's Exchange server. I can't accept any meetings via my iPhone like I can on a normal computer using gmail.