Let your bookable resources know when they’ve been booked in for a service by providing them with an iCal feed that they can subscribe to in their calendar. If you’re a user of Current, you can also get all of your activities in your calendar using the iCal feed.
What is an iCal feed?
An iCal feed is a standard format for calendar data synchronization. It’s not something that we at Current RMS developed, it’s an open format that’s supported by most calendar apps.
How do iCal feeds work?
You subscribe to iCal feeds in your calendar app – that could be on your computer like Apple Calendar, in the cloud like Google Calendar, or on your mobile device like your iPhone.
Once subscribed, your calendar app periodically checks the iCal feed to see what’s new and updated. Those changes are updated in your calendar.
Find your iCal feed
For contacts, vehicles, and venues that are bookable resources, click the link that says iCal calendar feed for service booking activities under Actions.
For users, you’ll see a link that says iCal feed for your activities on your own user page.
The long link on this screen is your iCal feed link. Copy this and subscribe to it in your calendar app, or pass it onto a contact to do this in their calendar.
⚠️ Keep your iCal feed link safe like a username and password. Only use it with trusted software and services.
Subscribe in calendar apps
How to subscribe to an iCal feed varies depending on the calendar app or device you’re using. Here’s some links to common guides:
Add someone else’s calendar
Apple Calendar for Mac
Apple Calendar for Mac: Subscribe to calendars
Outlook.com or Outlook on the Web
Import or subscribe to a calendar
View & subscribe to Internet calendars