How to use an iCal feed in your calendar applications

All GP accounts contain a feature to create an iCal feed from your GPnet Calendar

iPhone / iPad:
Click the iCal feed address link created for you below the feed generator tools, in your Work & Availability screen. This link is generated for you after you click ‘Generate’

Android:
First install Giraffe from the Market then click the iCal feed address as above

iCal
goto: Menu: Calendar: Subscribe – paste feed address into area provided. Or follow the instructions for iPhone above and choose iCal from the options given

Google Calendar
goto: Other Calendars: Add by URL – paste feed address into area provided

Outlook:
Click the iCal link in the menu above – paste feed address into area provided

Thunderbird (+Lightning addon):
goto: File: New: Calendar: Choose ‘on the network’ then ‘continue’ – add feed address into Location field and ‘Continue’

5 thoughts on “How to use an iCal feed in your calendar applications”

  1. Thanks – this is extremely helpful. Is it dynamically updated? (i.e. if a new booking is added do I need to refresh my calendars or generate a new iCal feed?)

    Neil

  2. Thanks Neil

    Yes, when a change happens in your GPnet calendar, this should naturally be reflected in any Calendar that is subscribing to it.

    In some cases, there may be a delay because each Calendar will have its own internal refresh frequency. In iCal or example, the frequency of automatic refresh is set on a per subscription basis. You can tell it to check every 5 mins or every hour or every day.

    Joe

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