Google Calendar Announces iCal Support
Google has dropped the iCal bomb. That's right. Buh-bye third party intermediaries, hello built-in Google Calendar support for Apple's open source CalDAV standard:
You can get both the setup program and the download from Google code source. (Now if we could only get some similar Google love for CardDAV as part of a Google Contacts revamp...)
If anyone has a chance to try it out, let us know how it works for getting your gCal into MobileMe or onto your iPhone (I'm -- right now very sadly -- transitioning to the HTC FUZE for the Round Robin, so let me live vicariously through you!)
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That said, I've been using it for a few months now and it works enough that I keep using it!
I flirted with the idea of titling this "Why Dec. 1st is July 17 all over again!" but better angles won that one :)
@Rene: Looking out the window this morning (in Michigan), I wish it was July 17th all over again. :-(
problem is... so i far i have not found a way to have mobileme (iphone!) recognize the google calendar in ical... it only shows the "calendars" in the top menu on ical... the "google calendar" drop down menu in ical doesnt' show up in the osx mobile my sync window...
But you should just be able to add an event to the Google-synched calendar automatically on the iPhone.
I exported my local iCal calendars to ics files, set up corresponding calendars on Y! calendar, shared them on Yahoo!, set them up in iCal, and deleted the local copies! Works like a champ.