OI Calendar - your alternative to Google Calendar


#1

I just launched my calendar app on product hunt. It is the calendar that stores your event data (encrypted obviously) on your gaia storage.

The current feature list is:

  • manage your events
  • publish events to the public
  • manage several calendars and contacts (should be really a contact collection - coming soon :slight_smile:)
  • support ical files
  • settings across devices
  • send invites to blockstack users (using matrix)

I hope you give it a try and I would like to interview one or two of you about your experience.

Going from here there are a few projects to enhance to calendar (https://github.com/friedger/oi-calendar/projects):

  • feature parity with Google calendar
  • native integration on mobile
  • social calendar (follow the public events of your friends/brands/apps/any blockstack id)

It is open source and free and if you don’t trust my hosting, just clone it! I am happy to help setting it up with you.

While developing I was missing a preference feature from Blockstack. The calendar should know

  • the user’s favorite color (to theme the app), defaults to blueish now
  • the user’s preferred app to lookup profiles, defaults to https://debutapp.social/ now
  • the user’s preferred app for chatting, defaults to https://chat.openintents.org now
  • the user’s preferred locale, defaults to english

Only the blockstack browser can manage and provide these information


#2

Hi @friedger this looks neat. I tried it with my Google Calendar but I seemed to enter a loop. Also, the dialog looked loopy:

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#3

@moxiegirl Did it add the calendar automatically? Maybe the button was not responsive enough and was clicked several times?


#4

You know, at first it looked like it was going fine…I was thinking cool. Then these dialogs.

Went back and looked at my OICalendiear. It looks like I got a couple of events on there…but maybe I have to click each event in this dialog as it is processed — that is super painful and I am sure not your intention.

Also, they weren’t there yesterday when I commented here…


#5

Great app. I have wanted to have my calendar and email inside Gaia since I got my blockstack id.