Groups use calendars for purposes that are different from those that personal calendars are made for. Teamup has been built for groups from the very beginning. We have taken it one step further: Introducing customizable event fields.
This important new feature provides more flexibility for managers to make the calendar work best for their group needs: Now it is possible to rename the typical calendar fields like Who and Where, or create your own fields to organize and share information that is specific to your events. Click the image below to see an example in full size demonstrating the difference between the default and the customized event fields.
Each event on a Teamup Calendar can be shared via the Share menu. This makes it possible to make any single event entry accessible to users who otherwise may or may not have access to the calendar or any calendar link. It is also very easy to share a single event to the social media, or add to a personal calendar.
Over the past months some users have asked to remove the option to share events directly to social media for good reasons. We have now also made the Share menu configurable so that you may turn on or off any of the Sharing options.
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.
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.
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
Show only what’s needed
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.
While 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Organizing multiple calendars just got a little easier!
Thank 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.