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Allow form users to add events to their Google Calender via JotformAsked by Anick on February 12, 2015 at 01:24 PM
Is there a way that if people register for an event, they can click to add it to their calendar?
We did not create a form yet, I need to qualify this point before proceeding with Jotform. So, no URL.
If I am not mistaken, you would like to know if it is possible for you to sync entries in your Google Calender with the calender that is on your form? Base on my checks, it is possible for you to push entries into your Google Calender with Zapier but it is not possible to pull information from it and have it displayed on your form. If my assumptions are incorrect, I apologize and do share with us what it is that you are referring to so I can provide a more accurate response. I hope to hear from you soon.
Actually, what I need is that when people register for something with us via the Jotform, they can automatically have it added to their calendar. Is that possible?
For example, if they register for an event Mar 19, 2015, they can click on an Add to Calendar feature and it will then appear on their own calendar.
Sorry to say but that feature is not available on Jotform currently. With the use of Zapier you can integrate your Jotform to add events to your Google Calender but there are no options/features in place to add events to your form user's calender.
I had this thread passed on to our development team for consideration. If there are any updates regarding your request, you will be notified via this thread.
I found a free and awesome 3rd-party widget that has the add to calendar functionality - the AddToCalendar. AddToCalendar is used for event page on website and email. You can create event button on page and allow guests to add this event to calendar. You can also generate static link to this event for the email newsletters, docs and blogs. AddToCalendar supports:
- Outlook (.ics)
- Google Calendar
- Apple (.ics)
- allow users to save event from booking / appointment / class registration
- include add events in newsletters or email
1.) go to addtocalendar.com > scroll to the bottom and
2.) click the Just fill in the form button to enter your event details (fig. 1).
3.) click the Update then Copy button once you're done
4.) paste the copied code snippet in your AutoResponder
You can then try the submitting an entry to test the AddToCalendar widget once you get your email autoresponder.
* If you click iCalendar or Outlook, an .ics file will be downloaded (desktop).
A screencast is provided at the bottom.
You can try a working demo I did here.
Note: use an email address you can access. Otherwise, you won't be able to test the AddToCalendar widget inside the AutoResponder.
Hope this helps.
- Randy, fellow JotForm user.
JotForm just announced the release of their newest feature - AutoResponder attachments.
With this, you can opt to attach .ics files created either in Apple Mail or Outlook. Gmail currently displays the ics file and gives the option to save the event to your calendar.