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Recurring events from calendars

We haven’t deliberately ignored this when adding calendar support, it’s just that we have to handle recurrence ourselves and actually it’s really hard.

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Tagged as Development

Created 25 December 2015 by Josh Sharp

Moved into Suggestions 12 October 2016

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    I really really want this. Also how does Google store their reoccurring events and why would you need to make the functionality yourselves?

    13 November 2016
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    Hey Stephanie, events in iCal format are stored once, the first time you make them, with rules about how often they should recur. So if you made a recurring event 3 years ago that recurs every 2 weeks, for example, to work out if anything recurred today we’d have to search back through all events that far, find the original, and keep adding that event it every two weeks until we work out if it’s going to recur today. Not fun!

    13 November 2016
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    Most of my work events are recurring (weekly meetzings, lectures, etc.), so without it calendar integration is not really useful at all… I hope you do figure it out.

    15 August 2017
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    Rather than tracking events as they are being created, is it possible to look at a day on the calendar (e.g., today, or yesterday, or tomorrow) and simply grab the total time marked as busy?

    05 September 2017
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    I agree with Marina as well. Most of my events are recurring events (bi-weekly meetings, class, dinners). I feel like I’m missing a lot not being able to capture these.

    29 September 2017
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    Could you make use SIA coin tech for all the processing necessary to do this? (Since iCal events are stored only once)

    18 January 2018
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    Almost all my events are also recurring

    18 January 2018
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    Sorry, I don’t understand how SIA is related to recurring events. In general cryptocurrencies are probably not going to be the answer here.

    19 January 2018
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    I use recurring events to track most of my routines and (good) habits.

    Correlating this data with in-app insights seems quite valuable.

    19 January 2018
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    Custom tags are perfect for tracking routines and habits! Give them a go and see how that works for you.

    20 January 2018
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    Agree with total time in meetings/busy would be huge!

    11 May 2018
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    I would also love this. I have an odd work schedule that repeats on a three week pattern and have workdays on my calendar as repeating events. Correlations with particular days of the week mean less for me because my work days vary so much. It would be really helpful to see correlations with my work days.

    29 July 2018