Google Calendar Access By Text Messages

You can now use text messages to access Google Calendar. Simply send messages to GVENT or 48368. The following commands are available:

  • next : retrieve your next scheduled event
  • day : retrieve all of today’s events
  • nday : retrieve all of tomorrow’s events

You can also add events to your calendar by sending a message along the lines of:
Lunch with Sandra at Java Joe’s 12:30 pm Saturday

Google’s SMS service will interpret your event and add it to your calendar. To use any of these queries, you have to have your cell phone registered to your calendar. You can do that in the calendar’s settings under notifications.

I wish they provided a way to retrieve the scheduled events for a specified day. A query like get 06/15/2006 would also be very useful. Oh well! I’m happy for the three commands they did provide. I’m sure I’ll be using them some point.

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