Slack Integration: Get Instant Notifications of Calendar Changes

If your team uses Slack, the popular real-time messaging application, you may consider setting up Teamup-Slack integration, so that everyone can be instantly notified of changes on your Teamup Calendar via Slack channels.

The Slack integration makes it possible for any Teamup users to receive calendar change alerts on desktop or mobile devices via Slack, in addition to getting notifications by email.

We have updated the documenation to make it clearer about the two setup methods, one for group channels and one for private channels. For security reasons, it is recommended that only the calendar administrator should set up integrations for group channels on Slack.  If you are a non-administrator user, you may use your own calendar link to set up the integration that will post notifications about your calendar changes to your private channel.

Slack integration for group channels

For calendar administrator: Go to Settings > Notifications, then add new Slack notifications.  See details in the step-by-step guide for group channels.

Teamup slack notifications for group channel

Slack integration for private channels

For all Teamup users: Open the dropdown menu in the top right of your calendar, select Notifications, and click the Slack tab. See details in the step-by-step guide for private channels.

Teamup slack integration for private channel-notification

We’d love to hear your stories about how Teamup helps make you and your team better organized and more productive. Use this form or simply drop us an email at support@teamup.com. Thank you!

Improved Agenda View

Have you seen the new Agenda view?  If not yet, simply click on Agenda in the top right of your calendar.  If the option is not there (to be enabled by your calendar administrator), simply append ?view=a to your calendar link in your browser’s address bar.

If you embed your Teamup Calendar into a Website or Facebook page, try to append ?view=a to the link you use for embedding and you will be pleased to see how much more pleasant it looks now.

More compact

Teamup new agenda view
Teamup new agenda view: Cleaner, more compact

The biggest change is the event time is now shown just below the date instead of to the right of it, making better use of the available space.

Viewing Event Details

agenda view details
The new agenda view with event details

Show only what’s needed

agenda view control
Click the double arrow to hide the date control area

Most of the time you may not need to change the date range or the details option. You can click a small double arrow in the top right to hide away date control elements. This could make the view even less cluttered especially when the calendar is embedded into websites.  To open the date control bar again, click the little tab to open the control area again.

 

iOS App supports location maps & image upload

App StoreWhile our developers are gearing up for some major improvements on the iOS app, we’ve made a small update (version 1.3.0) to the App Store.  In addition to various bug fixes, the new version now supports linking event location to Google Maps, and image upload directly from your device’s camera or albums.

Linking Location to Google Maps

Teamup location maps
Map linked from the event location

For many users it is a frequent need to be able to open an event location in a map right from the calendar app.  This is possible now.  Simply tapping the address in your event’s Where field to see it in Google Maps.  This is especially helpful for groups with staff travelling to client sites or crew driving to where the jobs are to be performed.

Image Upload

Upload in event editor
Upload in event editor

If your calendar has an active Premium subscription, you will see an upload arrow in the upper right corner when you open the event editor.  You can choose files from albums or take a picture with your camera.

Please update to the latest version (1.3.0) if you haven’t done so.

Teamup for Android 2.0: Day/week/month views are now available

Exciting news for Android users! We have just released a new version of the Android app in Google Play!  This update is very significant: You can now view your calendars in the day, week or month grid!  Please install or update to the latest version.

Teamup Android app day week month views

To change to a different view, swipe to open the left sidebar and choose the view.

If you are new to the Teamup app for Android: Once you launch the app, the first thing is to enter your calendar key (or your full calendar URL). Learn more.

 

How to have all your calendars in one place with no fuss

Teamup now integrates with any calendars that provide iCalendar feeds in the .ics format. Any new feed will be added as a read-only sub-calendar to your Teamup Calendar.  It will inherit all Teamup features and functionality such as assigning individual access, etc. Click here to see a live demo.

This important feature opens up the possibility to be the go-to calendar to view schedules and plans in one place, regardless if they are administered by your group or just for-information-only events organized by someone else: Simply subscribe to the iCalendar feeds you need and you’ll have the all in one calendar view. No more re-creating events that are administered or updated elsewhere – the updates get automatically synchronized to your Teamup!

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Android app now supports image uploading

Good news for users of our Android app: The latest version now supports image uploading directly from your mobile device. If your calendar has an active Premium subscription, you may use this feature in your event editor.

Teamup android app supports file upload

Once the uploading icon is tapped, you get to choose to upload from Gallery and select an image or upload directly from your device’s Camera.  The inserted image would be initially displayed as the link address in the event editor, and will be changed to a clickable link once you have saved it.

Supported file sources for uploading are currently limited to Gallery and Camera. More sources will be supported in future updates.

Learn more.

Inbound iCalendar Feeds – Sync from external calendars (Beta)

add iCalendar feedsWe have just made the beta release of this exciting new feature:  The ability to subscribe to iCalendar (.ics) feeds of other calendars and display them on your Teamup Calendar. This means you can now sync calendar data from external calendars or other Teamup Calendars. Continue reading Inbound iCalendar Feeds – Sync from external calendars (Beta)

Organize calendars with folders!

Organizing multiple calendars just got a little easier!

A hierarchy of calendarsThank you to all who provided feedback during our beta testing of the new feature: Using folders to organize your sub-calendars (interchangeably referred as calendars).  This is especially helpful when you have lots of calendars to organize – Simply group the calendars that are in the same category into folders.

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Linking Address to Google Maps in Android App

If you use an Android device, make sure to install or update to the latest version 1.0.9 of the Teamup app for Android.

Besides bug fixes and further stability improvements, we have made the address in the Where field clickable:  You can now open it in Google Maps!

How to use the map feature

In the event details view, click the address:

Address is linked to Google Maps

It opens in Google Maps:

Address to map on Teamup Android

Click the address in the bottom to see further details if needed.

android map route

Feedback

Happy calendaring!  Please send your feedback to support@teamup.com.  Thank you.

 

 

Yearly View: One Year at a Glance

We have just made another frequently requested feature live: The yearly view.

Teamup yearly view
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The yearly view allows you to get a bird’s-eye view of your long term planning, quickly spot when there are activities planned or availability of resources.  And if necessary, drag and drop events to change plans.

Append ?view=y to your calendar URL to see how your calendar looks like in the year view.  Or try a live demo calendar in the year view.

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