Friday, February 20, 2009

Google taketh away: no more calendar editing on the mobile web app

Five months ago I was able to use Google's web app to edit appointments. In particular I could mange invitees, something the iPhones inadequate doesn't do ...
Gordon's Tech: Google Apps calendar on the iPhone - the top secret web display

It's not the OTA blackberry-like iPhone gCal sync we want, but it's something ...
The official update feed from the Google Apps team: New Google Calendar features for the iPhone

... Google Calendar users in the US can now add new events, invite attendees, and see daily and monthly views of their agendas from the iPhone. This release also includes speed improvements for the iPhone interface....
... The iPhone Google App didn't show me the new calendar. I had to use the URL: (our family domain) to see the new calendar.
Today I can add events using Google's natural language interface, but that's it. No editing, no attendees. I sync with my iPhone using the new Google Exchange server interface so I don't know if
  1. This is a side-effect of activating OTA sync between iPhone and Google Calendar.
  2. Google has permanently terminated this feature.
  3. They've shut it down for repairs.
Very annoying.

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