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Allow for subscribing to iCal-resources

asked 2014-12-19 13:35:41 +0300

zilti gravatar image

It should be possible to subscribe to iCal-resources. Every other calendar tool and every other mobile system I know allows for this, except Jolla. This is usually called "Internet calendar" and is provided by many pages.

Oh and to clarify: No, CalDAV is not the same thing.

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iCalendar is a file format, not a protocol. You can merely download the file, and import it into your CalDAV calendar (or any other shareable calendar).

WhyNotHugo ( 2015-06-28 01:17:39 +0300 )edit

Last update is more than six month old. Was there some progress on this? I also want to use a service that provides only an ics file. My Thunerbird is handling this very well but I want to see the events on my phone, too.

FloR707 ( 2016-04-30 14:16:53 +0300 )edit

For example doodle.com provides ones calendar as an ICS url

xkr47 ( 2016-12-12 16:20:47 +0300 )edit

I'm missing this feature too, As a workaround one can subscribe the ics-calendar in a third party calendar service (e.g. google) and than synchronize it from there.

scharelc ( 2018-03-04 11:07:12 +0300 )edit

@scharelc I have subscribed in a couple of ics-calendars in google, but I can't see the events in my Jolla's calendar. I see the google calendar events in Jolla, but not the ics-calendar events.

hsjpekka ( 2019-02-02 19:59:59 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-06-09 23:03:07 +0300

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updated 2015-06-09 23:04:56 +0300

I'm also in desperate need for this functionality.

Refering to 1.1.6 release notes:

Import calendar entries (.vcs, .ical) transferred to your phone via Settings > System > Transfers to Calendar app

As beeing stated already, importing is not the same thing as subscribing:

  • When I have downloaded and imported an .ics file I will miss all future updates applied to it.
  • If I re-download it after the .ics has gotten updated on the server (and If I didn't miss that), I will end up with all events which haven't changed as duplicates.

I was suggested to try and just add it as CalDAV, but it didn't work: Jolla wants a user/password for an CalDAV account to be added which most .ics feed doesn't require, and without having checked it, I think it's also just a different format.

Would be great to be able to subscribe it from the server as the format is supported already and other things can be fetched already, many organisations still offer .ics feeds for public calendars so please upvote.

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So what you want is basically something that routinely downloads a file, and imports events into your calendar? That's pretty made-up; why don't you just use CalDAV or some other protocol that's designed for this?

WhyNotHugo ( 2015-06-28 01:19:07 +0300 )edit

Because some web site only provide ical files.

mdevlamynck ( 2015-10-04 13:33:44 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-02-02 20:25:18 +0300

hsjpekka gravatar image

I have high hopes, that one day...

If the developers do not know, what ics-calendar means in this context, visit for example www.nimenhuuto.com. There many teams share their calendars, and ask members to sign in or out to see how many is coming.

Nimenhuuto advises to copy ical-address https://teamName.nimenhuuto.com/calendar/ical to the calendar app to subscribe in.

And if I download the calendar, I can import it in Jolla's calendar using the file browser, but I hope it would be automatically updated. In addition, now the imported events go in the private calendar. I wish I could put each team in its own calendar.

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answered 2014-12-19 13:54:32 +0300

Duplicate of: https://together.jolla.com/question/919/feature-request-allow-import-of-ics-ical-files-in-calendar/

You better upvote there ;)

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No, not the same thing ;) I mean subscribing to an .ics calendar, not just importing an .ics file into an existing calendar.

zilti ( 2014-12-19 14:29:09 +0300 )edit

I see your point, but I think is the same thing, since importing .ics calendar could mean subscribe to the events specified in it.

magullo ( 2014-12-19 14:31:04 +0300 )edit

It's not the same thing, because we have already the import, but not the subscribing.

heubergen ( 2015-06-11 18:53:04 +0300 )edit

It is not the same thing, subscribing means getting all future updates to the remote calendar automatically which is not yet possible.

vbregier ( 2015-06-21 10:07:30 +0300 )edit

Just ran into this trying to subscribe to an iCAL file and an quite surprised that this doesn't already exist.

We already have the ability to 'import' the iCAL file, the ability to refresh it on a schedule should not be difficult to implement?

Suggested behavior: In Calendar app, the ability to 'Add a calendar', under 'manage calendar' pulley menu. Simple screen to be able to add a URL with optional username/password if needed? and a refresh time (similar to the refresh options in the account creation possibly). In Calendar, the 'sync' pulley menu would refresh the ical-based calendar.

Jolla88 ( 2018-08-01 12:02:10 +0300 )edit
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