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by Adam Marks Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:18 am EST

While you are not required to use a Google Calendar on your webOS device, many webOS users have found themselves managing their calendars with Google. It provides a reliable cloud-based solution that can be easily viewed or updated from a wide range of cross-platform devices (including any computer), supports the ability the sync multiple calendars, as well as create shared calendars. While of course not specific to webOS, one feature of a Google Calendar that is not widely known but extremely useful for webOS users is the ability to add or view appointments simply by sending a text message to short code 48368 (which spells "GVENT"), providing that you have connected your mobile phone number to your Google account. As you can see in the screenshot, you just need to include the subject of the meeting and the date and time of the event. It's pretty smart to figure out exactly what you meant no matter how you type in the message

Unfortunately, this feature appears to only be available in the US on certain carriers and it will only add events to your primary calendar. However, you can always add it to your primary calendar and then just move it to a different account in the Calendar App.

Update: Thanks to PreCentral reader gizmo21 for pointing out that this SMS to Google Calendar feature is actually available to many more countries than just the US. Please see this Google page on Supported mobile countries and carriers to see if yours is available

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Cool (I didn't know this), but one has to think why its necessary nowadays?

I assume it only works from the phone that is linked to the Google Account. So why not just add the event yourself on your calendar from your phone (or tablet)?

Does not seem to work on Page Plus. :-(

Finally a useful tip... I've been wanting a way to quickly create an event just by typing something up in 5 seconds... creating an event in the calendar takes about 1-2 minutes.

Now they need to add a feature to trigger a GV call session via SMS.

Well, it does work with a Google Voice number, as well. SO, if it doesn't work with your carrier, or if you have multiple devices you want to be able to hit it with, you can do that. I was sort of hoping that if you had a Google Voice number, it would accept a SMS from any number associated to that Google Voice account, but that is not the case.

But, it does work. So, with GVoice installed, I can Just Type new calendar events, such as "meeting with Josh Tuesday 3pm-5pm"

With the new Ubercalendar patch version you can create calendar events via Just Type like:

subject ; 12/25/2012 ; location = 25th Dez. 2012 00:00
subject; 12/25/2012 13:00 ; location= 25th Dez. 2012 13:00

or

subject ; next mo ; location= next coming up monday 00:00
subject; next week ; location = same weekday on next week 00:00

more on:

http://forums.precentral.net/webos-patches/245177-ubercalendar-enhanced-...

Now if only Google calendar actually synced properly...

to let ggole calendar sync correctly install http://forums.precentral.net/webos-patches/286029-google-calendar-sync-b...

and btw. sms option also avaible in many other countries not only US:
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=37226

My pre3 always adds either the area code (set to canada region), or a +0 (set to "other" region)in front of the gvent #, so it always fails. Ideas? At&t pre3 on bell in canada.

Tony20, did you ever get a response to this problem? I'm having same issue on an at&t pre3 on att network in us.

well there a problem I could not sync calender on my samsung s1
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