No idea how long this has been happening, but due to the events on our stake calender, I've noticed that events that use "other location" don't have a location tag in the iCal file used for syncing. As a result, the users can't see where the event is. Events taking place in a building do have a location tag, and it shows up properly on a Android device. LDS Tools does correctly show "Other location".
This became an issue because we have some events taking place in a neighboring stake. Since it wasn't taking place in any of our buildings, we choose "Other Location".
On a related note, I've noticed that my Android Calendar wants to make the location a hyperlink. But the "Maps" app doesn't do too well in locating "Stake Center". It may be worth investigating if there is a downside to including the address (or coordinates) in the location tag. That way the device can help the member locate (and even navigate) to the event.
Discussions about the Calendar Tool at lds.org. Questions about the calendar on the classic site should be posted in the LUWS forum.
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RussellHltn wrote:No idea how long this has been happening, but due to the events on our stake calender, I've noticed that events that use "other location" don't have a location tag in the iCal file used for syncing.
I have an iCal file from 18 months ago (Feb 2011) that definitely does include the location for events scheduled for "Other Location", so I can confirm that it worked properly once upon a time. Unfortunately, I can't find a more recent file right away, at least on this computer, so I can't narrow down when it broke. But in any case, Kyleq has verified it, so hopefully it will get fixed soon.
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