Wanted: app for week view calendar

July 15, 2009 at 07:26:50
Specs: iPhone OS

One of the things that amazes me - even though I love my iPhone - is
that the built-in Calendar app doesn't show the week view. It shows
day, month, or list. I'd suggest that most people use diaries/calendars
on a week-by-week basis, so this oversight is all the more senseless.

I really need the week view, which is what I use on my Macbook's iCal.
This gives much more of a sense of time, and where I have free time to
slot in meetings or whatever, than the list view does.

The app should also sync to the native iCal, rather than a third-party
calendar such as Google's Calendar, which I don't use.

Does anyone know of such an app? I've searched but so far
unsuccessfully.

Wonder if Apple would put that into an OS update? It would be
particularly useful in landscape mode, too.

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#1
July 15, 2009 at 08:26:50
At 15 Jul 2009 07:26:50 +1000 NightStalker wrote:
>
> One of the things that amazes me - even though I love my iPhone - is
> that the built-in Calendar app doesn't show the week view. It shows
> day, month, or list. I'd suggest that most people use
diaries/calendars
> on a week-by-week basis, so this oversight is all the more senseless.
>
> I really need the week view, which is what I use on my Macbook's iCal.
> This gives much more of a sense of time, and where I have free time to
> slot in meetings or whatever, than the list view does.
>
> The app should also sync to the native iCal, rather than a third-party
> calendar such as Google's Calendar, which I don't use.
>
> Does anyone know of such an app? I've searched but so far
> unsuccessfully.

AFAIK, the SDK doesn't allow much, if any, access to the native calendar,
which is why the PIM enhancement programs like Pocket Informant sync to
Google Calendar instead. (There is a Contacts API, however, so programs
can manipulate the phone book.) I suspect your hunt for third-party apps
that use the native calendar will come up dry...


> Wonder if Apple would put that into an OS update? It would be
> particularly useful in landscape mode, too.


That would be pretty nice...


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July 15, 2009 at 09:26:50
On Thu, 16 Jul 2009 14:57:41 +0200, Steen wrote:

> NightStalker <NightStalker@somewhere.or.other> wrote:
>
>> One of the things that amazes me - even though I love my iPhone - is
>> that the built-in Calendar app doesn't show the week view.
>
> I miss that feature, too!
> I only use week-view on my Mac, so I would like to do the same on my
> iPhone

I prefer not just a week view, but a week view that starts today! I hate
iCal because it's an electronic wall calendar, with very few of the
features an electronic calendar can have, particularly, a week view
beginning today. Will be looking for that when I get my iPhone this summer.

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July 15, 2009 at 10:26:50
NightStalker <NightStalker@somewhere.or.other> wrote:

> One of the things that amazes me - even though I love my iPhone - is
> that the built-in Calendar app doesn't show the week view.

I miss that feature, too!
I only use week-view on my Mac, so I would like to do the same on my
iPhone
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July 15, 2009 at 11:26:50
salgud <spamboy6547@comcast.net> wrote in
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> On Thu, 16 Jul 2009 14:57:41 +0200, Steen wrote:
>
>> NightStalker <NightStalker@somewhere.or.other> wrote:
>>
>>> One of the things that amazes me - even though I love my iPhone - is
>>> that the built-in Calendar app doesn't show the week view.
>>
>> I miss that feature, too!
>> I only use week-view on my Mac, so I would like to do the same on my
>> iPhone
>
> I prefer not just a week view, but a week view that starts today! I
> hate iCal because it's an electronic wall calendar, with very few of
> the features an electronic calendar can have, particularly, a week
> view beginning today. Will be looking for that when I get my iPhone
> this summer.
>

Why don't you guys let the servers do the lifting instead of your iPhone
and just open up one of the thousands of calendar webpages you can find
with Google?? Of course, any place there no ATT signal...you got no
calendar.

Lots of them you can even make notes on and it remembers them for you!


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July 15, 2009 at 12:26:50
Larry <noone@home.com> wrote:

> Of course, any place there no ATT signal...you got no
> calendar.

Like where Larry is...

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#6
July 15, 2009 at 13:26:50
And spread your personal data in the cloud?
No thanks!

And what about when you're in a place, a train and don^t have
access to the stupid trendy cloud?


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July 15, 2009 at 14:26:50
Steve JORDI <stevejordiK__I_L_LSP_AM@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> And spread your personal data in the cloud?
> No thanks!
>
> And what about when you're in a place, a train and don^t have
> access to the stupid trendy cloud?
>
>

Your impression of your self-importance is set way too high. Much more
important people than you are also listed, making your concern moot.

Noone cares when you're haircut appointment is.

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July 15, 2009 at 15:26:50
In article <MPG.24cba407f24b9d4b9898ba@news-europe.giganews.com>,
NightStalker <NightStalker@somewhere.or.other> wrote:

> Wonder where this could be requested directly to Apple, that would
> have a chance of actually being noticed?

http://bugreport.apple.com

You will have to open an account at Apple Developer Connection, but that
account is free.

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#9
July 15, 2009 at 16:26:50
In article <Xns9C4BE6925898Fnoonehomecom@74.209.131.13>, Larry
<noone@home.com> wrote:

> I've never figured out why DOCTORS, the worst offenders, can't read the big
> sellphone sign pasted to the front door of every hospital....

maybe they realize that it isn't actually a serious risk.

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July 15, 2009 at 17:26:50
NightStalker <NightStalker@somewhere.or.other> wrote in
news:MPG.24cba407f24b9d4b9898ba@news-europe.giganews.com:

> Currently, I can simply flick open the Calendar on the iPhone, even in
> places where there is no 3G signal (I work in a hospital, with lots of
> Faraday shielding around the bit I work in) and check my Today, or my
> List view. But a Week view would be MUCH more useful to me.
>
>

I'd rather you left your RF transmitter iToy in your car before some poor
sap with an RF-sensitive pacemaker or one of the very sensitive medical
instruments gets screwed up and injects him with who-knows-what lethal
injection.

I've never figured out why DOCTORS, the worst offenders, can't read the big
sellphone sign pasted to the front door of every hospital....

NO CELLULAR PHONES ALLOWED - SENSITIVE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

I guess Doctors and medical bureaucrats think their sellphones are
different?? They're certainly not that stupid.

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#11
July 15, 2009 at 18:26:50
In article <Xns9C4AAD4544FA2noonehomecom@74.209.131.13>, noone@home.com
says...

> Why don't you guys let the servers do the lifting instead of your iPhone
> and just open up one of the thousands of calendar webpages you can find
> with Google?? Of course, any place there no ATT signal...you got no
> calendar.
>
> Lots of them you can even make notes on and it remembers them for you!
>
>
>

I could use Safari on the iPhone and log in to my MobileMe account, I
guess, but that is an awfully sluggish way around the problem.

Currently, I can simply flick open the Calendar on the iPhone, even in
places where there is no 3G signal (I work in a hospital, with lots of
Faraday shielding around the bit I work in) and check my Today, or my
List view. But a Week view would be MUCH more useful to me.

Wonder where this could be requested directly to Apple, that would have
a chance of actually being noticed?

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#12
July 15, 2009 at 19:26:50

>Your impression of your self-importance is set way too high. Much more
>important people than you are also listed, making your concern moot.
>Noone cares when you're haircut appointment is.

Mhhh. we hit into a smart brain here.
Let me guess? Republican!

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July 15, 2009 at 20:26:50

"Steve JORDI" <stevejordiK__I_L_LSP_AM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:u3i0655p062l2u13h3u3n16b64crq9jk5a@4ax.com...
> And spread your personal data in the cloud?
> No thanks!
>
> And what about when you're in a place, a train and don^t have
> access to the stupid trendy cloud?

You don't need access to the cloud, trendy or otherwise, if you _sync_ with
a cloud-based server. I use Funambol to keep my various desktops, laptops,
and mobile devices in sync. Each one has its own copy of all my PIM data,
but each syncs with the server when connected. If you lose connectivity,
your device has a snapshot of the server data the last time it synced.


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#14
July 15, 2009 at 21:26:50
On Sat, 18 Jul 2009 09:19:41 +1000, NightStalker wrote:

> In article <Xns9C4AAD4544FA2noonehomecom@74.209.131.13>, noone@home.com
> says...
>
>> Why don't you guys let the servers do the lifting instead of your iPhone
>> and just open up one of the thousands of calendar webpages you can find
>> with Google?? Of course, any place there no ATT signal...you got no
>> calendar.
>>
>> Lots of them you can even make notes on and it remembers them for you!
>>
>>
>>
>
> I could use Safari on the iPhone and log in to my MobileMe account, I
> guess, but that is an awfully sluggish way around the problem.
>
> Currently, I can simply flick open the Calendar on the iPhone, even in
> places where there is no 3G signal (I work in a hospital, with lots of
> Faraday shielding around the bit I work in) and check my Today, or my
> List view. But a Week view would be MUCH more useful to me.
>
> Wonder where this could be requested directly to Apple, that would have
> a chance of actually being noticed?

In a few years, maybe.

Right now, I'm using Google Calendar and I love it. No matter where I go, I
can see my calendar in the "stupid trendy cloud". If I don't have access, I
have a copy of it locally, both on my PC at work and in iCal (ugh!) on my
iMac at home. When I get my iPhone this summer, I'll have it on there too,
one way or another.

I was against storing stuff in the "stupid trendy cloud", but decided to
give Remember the Milk a go for my task list when Things (task manager on
my iMac) went south for the winter. Now I have my task list and my calendar
in the "stupid trendy cloud" and locally, so it's virtually impossible to
lose. And it's accessible from my iMac at home and my PC at work. I also
have my general notes in Evernote, which is synched with the "stupid trendy
cloud", except for my personal ones, like passwords, which are stored in an
unsynched notebook. I back that up locally.

I guess someone clever enough could get access to my notes, calendar and
task list. They'd be pretty dissappointed when they found out I check my
bank balance every Wed (no acct no. there) and that I mop my kitchen floor
on Saturday. I'm not exactly James Bond. The juiciest stuff they'd find is
my collection of quotes and Buddhist prayers! I guess they could try to
blackmail me with the information that I don't live up to most of what's in
those quotes and prayers, except that my family and friends already know
that!

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July 15, 2009 at 22:26:50
On Tue, 21 Jul 2009 06:54:16 +1000, NightStalker wrote:

> In article <8c6sgapqwjps.o77oz0s7dmvc.dlg@40tude.net>, spamboy6547
> @comcast.net says...
>>
>> I was against storing stuff in the "stupid trendy cloud", but decided to
>> give Remember the Milk a go for my task list when Things (task manager on
>> my iMac) went south for the winter. Now I have my task list and my calendar
>> in the "stupid trendy cloud" and locally, so it's virtually impossible to
>> lose. And it's accessible from my iMac at home and my PC at work. I also
>> have my general notes in Evernote, which is synched with the "stupid trendy
>> cloud", except for my personal ones, like passwords, which are stored in an
>> unsynched notebook. I back that up locally.
>>
>>
>
> I use Evernote all the time - it's brilliant.
Well, sort of. EN 3.x is retarded compared to the old EN 2.2, but 3.x works
on all kinds of platforms, which can be useful.

>But I hate Google
> Calendar (personal taste) and I use iCal, especially for the way in
> which it interacts with the Mail app, which I also use.
Not a fan of iCal - it has almost as many features as a wall calendar, but
no pic of the Greek Islands...
>
> Hey - it works...! :)
>
> But I WOULD like that week view on the iPhone... as would a whole lot
> of other peopl going by what's posted across numerous forums (fora?)
For me, the most useful view of all, particularly on a PDA is a one week
view STARTING TODAY! Who needs to see what they did yesterday, except
occasionally for tax purposes or something? One of the many reasons I
dislike iCal and why I've switched to Google Calendar, which has a Custom
View showing the coming week. Lousy iCal doesn't even have date and time
pickers! Worse yet, I've heard that the previous version had more features,
and they dumbed it down!

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July 15, 2009 at 23:26:50
NightStalker <NightStalker@somewhere.or.other> wrote in
news:MPG.24cf75b6b88316599898bb@news-europe.giganews.com:

> In fact
> - those old fashioned pagers work on RF too.....
>
>

But they don't TRANSMIT RF.


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July 16, 2009 at 00:26:50
In article <Xns9C4BE6925898Fnoonehomecom@74.209.131.13>, noone@home.com
says...
>
> I'd rather you left your RF transmitter iToy in your car before some poor
> sap with an RF-sensitive pacemaker or one of the very sensitive medical
> instruments gets screwed up and injects him with who-knows-what lethal
> injection.
>
> I've never figured out why DOCTORS, the worst offenders, can't read the big
> sellphone sign pasted to the front door of every hospital....
>
> NO CELLULAR PHONES ALLOWED - SENSITIVE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
>
>

Mainly becuase it's a furphy. The older cellphones VERY occasionally
had a problem, mainly with syringe pump drivers or the rare ventilator.

But things have now improved dramatically. The equipment is way better
shielded, and is not sensitive to RF like it used to be. Also, the
phones are much more tightly regulated into their frequency bands - it
was scatter and harmonics that used to cause the problem, so I'm told.
That doesn't happen now.

If you think about it for a second, you'd realize that the airwaves in
ORs, ICU, and everywhere are simply saturated with RF all the time
anyway. Most of the Faraday shielding in hospitals isn't to stop
outside interference from coming int, it's to stop radiation from
getting out.

Most of the hospitals have WiFi connections for everything from laptops
to PDAs as well.

So, to summarize, it ain't a problem. Originally we had tales of
rampant electric wheelchairs (urban myths) and syringe drivers going
berserk (happened once or twice) but it just doesn't happen now. Most
medicos use mobile phones instead of the old fashioned pagers. In fact
- those old fashioned pagers work on RF too.....

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July 16, 2009 at 01:26:50
In article <8c6sgapqwjps.o77oz0s7dmvc.dlg@40tude.net>, spamboy6547
@comcast.net says...
>
> I was against storing stuff in the "stupid trendy cloud", but decided to
> give Remember the Milk a go for my task list when Things (task manager on
> my iMac) went south for the winter. Now I have my task list and my calendar
> in the "stupid trendy cloud" and locally, so it's virtually impossible to
> lose. And it's accessible from my iMac at home and my PC at work. I also
> have my general notes in Evernote, which is synched with the "stupid trendy
> cloud", except for my personal ones, like passwords, which are stored in an
> unsynched notebook. I back that up locally.
>
>

I use Evernote all the time - it's brilliant. But I hate Google
Calendar (personal taste) and I use iCal, especially for the way in
which it interacts with the Mail app, which I also use.

Hey - it works...! :)

But I WOULD like that week view on the iPhone... as would a whole lot
of other peopl going by what's posted across numerous forums (fora?)

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July 16, 2009 at 02:26:50
In article <Xns9C4EB333E53noonehomecom@74.209.131.13>, noone@home.com
says...
>
> But they don't TRANSMIT RF.
>
>
>

Two points, Larry:

1. some DO transmit - the alphanumeric pagers with two-way answering.

2. what's the difference? The RF is still radiating through the
atmosphere. Makes no difference if it's coming from a pager, a phone,
or a nearby cell tower.... Or the hospital's LAN WiFi accesspoints all
over the place.... etc etc

Bottom line - times have changed. Mobiles are quite safe. The main
reason for requesting patients and visitors turn them off is to avoid
the very bad etiquette and intrusiveness that people display when
answering or making calls in loud voices.

I've actually had a patient take a business call while sitting across my
desk during her consultation while I was explaing her surgery to her.
Her mobile rang (despite notices to turn them off) and she simply
answered it and proceeded to talk in a loud voice while arguing the pros
and cons of some real estate deal. It went on for several minutes
before I stood up and opened the door to show her out. She was most
upset at my "rudeness". She found another surgeon!

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July 16, 2009 at 03:26:50
NightStalker <NightStalker somewhere.or.other> wrote:

> Larry <noone@home.com> wrote:

>> But they don't TRANSMIT RF.

> 2. what's the difference?

The difference is that you do not know the difference between a
transmitter and a receiver, Moron.

> I've actually had a patient take a business call while sitting
> across my desk...
> It went on for several minutes before I stood up and opened the
> door to show her out. She was most upset at my "rudeness". She
> found another surgeon!

Maybe because you talk bulls--- about medicine the way you talk
bulls--- about other stuff (while pretending to be an authority)?
You sound like a malpractice lawsuit waiting to happen.


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