Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Some in sight into how Google Calendar Quick Add works

Using IF THIS THEN THAT (www.ifttt.com) I automate several entries to a journal calendar in Google Calendars.

Recently, one of those automated entries contained the phrase - "13 years" in the middle of a decent slab of text - from a Facebook status update actually.

So, you can guess what happened in my calendar. Yep - the "13 years" was removed from the text that was used as the description for the calendar entry and a 13 year entry was made.

I've used the quick add feature often from the calendar page in the browser and often entered text like, "for 2 hours" or "for 1 day" but never realised that any text related to any time frame would simply be stripped out and used as the duration, regardless of the context of that text.