"Other location" missing from iCal file

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"Other location" missing from iCal file

Postby russellhltn » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:29 am

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.
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Postby kyleq » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:11 am

I tested this out and saw the same results. I've logged this as a bug to get fixed in a future release.

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Postby aebrown » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:45 am

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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