Google Calendar Gallery Offers Next Best Thing to a Personal Concierge
June 6, 2007
From the start, we wanted our Google Calendar web-based calendar service to take all the work out of "managing your calendar," and a key piece of that was making it easy to search among public calendars for interesting events – whether it’s a local children’s story hour or the San Antonio Spurs schedule – and add them to your personal calendar with one click. Now we’re pumping up the volume of public calendars by adding the new Google Calendar gallery, with free listings from sources like Atlantic Records, Cordless Recordings, Disney, Eventful, JamBase, Orbitz, the NBA, Netflix, The New York Times, TLC, Wcities, and Zvents.
You can browse detailed sports, music, and TV schedules and add either individual events or complete schedules to your Google Calendar in one click. Think of Google Calendar gallery as an incredibly plugged-in friend who helps you remember all the hottest events, or that personal concierge you always dreamed of hiring. Here are some highlights:
- TV listings for your zip code, with extra details on TLC shows
- Presidential candidates’ 2008 schedules from The New York Times
- Sports schedules provided by Eventful and the NBA
- Theme park events and schedules from Disney
- Updates on travel deals and the ability to search on Orbitz within your calendar
- Concert dates from Atlantic Records, Cordless Recordings, Eventful and JamBase
- Festival schedules from Wcities and Zvents
- Movie and DVD release dates from Netflix
- "Music Horoscopes" and celeb birthdays from artists on Atlantic Records
Anyone can view Google Calendar gallery listings for free – you don’t have to have a Google Calendar. You can browse different categories of calendars to see which ones are the most popular, or you can search in the search box for the topics that most interest you. You’ll see video, images, and detailed descriptions right in the listings so you can preview the events or shows with one click. If you also use Google Calendar, you can add events to your personal calendar with one click and receive email or mobile phone alerts so you never miss your favorite basketball team or band again. It’s also easy to share these events with friends and family.
You can try it out for free by visiting: www.google.com/calendar/gallery.