1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Good Evening all -

    What's the best solution for using .ics, i.e. Calendar invitations via Gmail on an iPhone? Seems the iPhone doesn't read them correctly, thus won't update one's calendar, etc, et...
    03-01-2010 09:01 PM
  2. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Wait, hold the phone. No one uses Calendar invites?
    03-02-2010 05:28 PM
  3. applejosh's Avatar
    No, I just don't think anyone knows how this can work with the iPhone. It's one of my biggest issues. It's how me and missus try to keep things scheduled/organized between us.
    03-02-2010 05:35 PM
  4. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...thanks, Josh. That's EXACTLY what we're doing. Albeit if I log into my Gmail account online, and then accept\decline said invite, it then updates my calendar accordingly. But, who wants to do all that?
    03-02-2010 05:37 PM
  5. applejosh's Avatar
    ...thanks, Josh. That's EXACTLY what we're doing. Albeit if I log into my Gmail account online, and then accept\decline said invite, it then updates my calendar accordingly. But, who wants to do all that?
    I sure don't want to jump through that many hoops to do such. I've put the request in to Apple (not like i expect them to actually read such things) about adding this kind of functionality to the expensive MobileMe. I don't know. Kind of missing my BlackBerry right now.
    03-03-2010 10:15 AM
  6. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Er, don't go that far! I certainly don't miss my Blackberry. Further more, what is a Blackberry? - LOL
    03-03-2010 10:17 AM
  7. applejosh's Avatar
    I do miss my BB for certain things. Alarms, multitasking, TodoMatrix, and the like. I don't miss it for browsing, twitter apps, general social networking, games, fitness/health (eg. RunKeeper). Since this is more of a personal toy right now, it doesn't affect me too much, but I still wish the iPhone had more.
    03-03-2010 11:10 AM
  8. kbcherry's Avatar
    I've got the same problem as you guys, well kind of. I get around it by using a hosted exchange account which doesn't have this problem. Which I don't understand. If I send a meeting invite to pop mail on the iphone (my own personal domain email) then I get the .ics file thing. Same thing using gmail. Now if I send the exact same invite to my hosted exchange email I have no problems. I don't understand why it would be so hard. And I am coming from Windows Mobile, I love the iphone, but this is its biggest downfall in my opinion. I am more concerned with calendar and PIM functionality, along with notifications, that I am multitasking. Like no way to snooze calendar reminders. Thats just horrible. Pretty much makes the calendar unusable.

    So if anyone has a good solution I would love to know. Like you all I want to manage it all from the phone and not have to log into the desktop just to accept a meeting invite.
    03-03-2010 10:08 PM
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