Archive for July 2009
One of the cool things about using iZoca is that you can now get your group events on any iCal compatible device or calendar. iZoca lets you join various groups and shape how all the events roll-up to your personal MyWorld Calendar. By subscribing to your upcoming MyWorld Calendar, you are kept in constant contact with all the things going on in your groups, in an organized, effective feed directed to
the calendar of your choice.
Follow these directions to get started:
Select your “Settings” link
Select the “Calendar” tab
Select “iCalendar” to get your MyWorld iCalendar URL and copy it.
- Copy and paste your MyWorld iCalendar URL into the body of an email and send it to yourself
- Open up the email you sent yourself on the iPhone and copy the URL
- Select “Settings” on your iPhone
- Select “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”
- Select “Add Account”
- Select “Other”
- Select “Add Subscribed Calendar”
- Paste the MyWorld iCalendar URL into the “Server” field on your iPhone and follow the rest of the directions.
Apple iCal – Mac:
- From within iCal, choose “Subscribe” from the “Calendar” menu at the top of your screen.
- Paste the MyWorld iCalendar URL to the desired iCalendar file in the “Subscribe to:” box and click “Subscribe”.
- iCal will then download the calendar and bring you to a screen which allows you to give a title to that calendar. Check the “Refresh:” checkbox and select “every day” which will instruct iCal to check for updates to the calendar on a daily basis.
- That’s it. Your new calendar will appear, and you can choose to show or hide it by selecting or deselecting the calendar’s title in the “Calendars” screen.
Microsoft Outlook 2007 – Windows:
- In Outlook 2007 Go to the Tools menu and click on Account Settings.
- Click on New from the Internet Calendar and Paste the MyWorld iCalendar URL to the desired iCalendar file.
- Click Add.
- Type the name of the calendar as you want it to appear in Outlook in the Folder Name box and then click OK. The calendar will be listed under “Other Calendars” with the name you chose (it does not merge with “My Calendar”).
Blackberry and Other Mobile Devices – Other Options
If you have a Blackberry and are using a version of Outlook that is older than 2007, Google has a number of free options you can use to get your iZoca MyWorld Calendar to your device. After following the steps to deliver your MyWorld Calendar to your Google Calendar, select Google’s “Sync” link at the top right hand side of the Google Calendar page to get started.
- Go to http://www.google.com/calendar and sign in. If you do not have a Google Account create one using the link provided at the bottom of the page.
- Click on “Settings” located at the bottom of the My Calendars box on the left.
- Under Calendar Settings > Calendar click on “Import Calendar.”
- Select “Add by URL” and paste your MyWorld iCalendar URL into the field and click the “Add” button.
- When you browse back to your calendar you will see it populated with the events from iZoca.
Yahoo Beta Calendar
- Go to http://www.yahoo.com/calendar and sign in. If you do not have a Yahoo Account create one using the link provided at the top of the page.
- Click on the “+” sign located next to Calendars on the menu on the left, select “Subscribe to Calendar”.
- Paste your MyWorld iCalendar URL into the field, and select “Next” on the top menu. Add text to “Display As” and select “Save” on the top menu.
- The new calendar will now appear and is accessible from the Calendars menu located on the left hand side of the screen.
“iZoca is the newest name in social networking. We are building a platform that will connect people and organizations in a brand new and compelling way…” http://www.izoca.com/ceo_letter
That was the first line of my letter dated January 1, 2008 when we announced that we began building our platform. A lot has transpired over the past year-and-a-half from building the team, to raising funds and to launching our iZoca alpha site. We have learned first hand what it means to be a scrappy agile start up company in hard economic times. Despite the challenges, we are continuing to transform our dream into reality and that reality is very exciting!
iZoca is a group networking website centered around communication and event scheduling. We connect members to all the groups in which they participate within the iZoca platform and provide organizations new ways to stay connected to their people. Traditional web based communication tools are organized for new and effective communications.
So, what does this mean and who can use iZoca?
Today we have a variety of groups using iZoca such as community service organizations, small businesses and organizations in the promotion and coordination of events. They use iZoca because we offer a platform that provides the ability to communicate among multiple groups like board of directors, departments, volunteers and customers. Individuals use iZoca to stay connected to all their groups and organizations. As the website continues to evolve we will provide individuals, groups and organizations additional “social scheduling” tools they need to organize events and activities and stay connected.
With this post we are launching our new corporate blog. We look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions about the kind of information you would find useful.