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Author Topic: Did Arlo give us a scheduling Easter Egg, and I didn't even know it?  (Read 64 times)

LesStrangers

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I was looking at a Bandhelper created event on either iCal or Google calendar - don't remember which - and I clicked on it. Upon doing so, I noticed that in the note field of the iCal or Google Cal event was listed the name of those who had accepted the event.

I don't believe this was the case a year ago, and I don't remember Arlo announcing it.

Arlo, you have some 'splaining to do – this is a great thing, and very helpful. Could only be better if it listed the address or venue, so that one could click that on one's iPhone and link directly to Maps.

Well done! When did you enable this? Was I just missing it?

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Re: Did Arlo give us a scheduling Easter Egg, and I didn't even know it?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2019, 07:52:20 AM »
I just posted a suggestion for a Venues module, with connections from/to Contacts, Setlists, Schedule, even Stage Plots and Finance.  See recent posts.

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Re: Did Arlo give us a scheduling Easter Egg, and I didn't even know it?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2019, 08:37:18 AM »
Jerry, not finding your post. But that does make sense. So often we have to submit a stage plot and the info has to be there for contact, venue, etc.

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Re: Did Arlo give us a scheduling Easter Egg, and I didn't even know it?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2019, 10:05:13 AM »
I think the users were always listed. Most iCal software only displays a few fields, so this is one of the things (along with the project and category) that just gets crammed into the Description field.

If you want to see a clickable address or other info, I would open the BandHelper app. If you click Schedule in the main menu, then the next event should appear automatically in the Shortcuts section.

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Re: Did Arlo give us a scheduling Easter Egg, and I didn't even know it?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 08:40:43 AM »
Arlo, I never saw that before, you should be taking credit for it! (But you are such an honest guy).

The address listing in the iCal, etc. is still ideal. Doesn't even need to be clickable per se, as I believe the iPhone will likely recognize it as an address when you hold on it, and a prolonged press will take you to maps.

The problem is that one is pressed for time, and on the way to a gig rushing to make sure you've got everything and realize you need the address for GPS and opening the APP takes another step.

Nonetheless, these improvements are awesome. Hats off.

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Re: Did Arlo give us a scheduling Easter Egg, and I didn't even know it?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 10:37:18 AM »
I can put it on my wish list, but at some point it's going to get too messy to keep adding things to the iCal description field. I don't think it's unreasonable to open BandHelper, click Schedule and click the map icon for the event.