Launch: Motigo calendars

We are very happy to announce the Launch of motigo calendars! It is the first stand-alone product that we have developed ourselves from scratch, and we are more than happy with the result. If you don’t have an account yet, then sign up for a free account and give it a go.

Creating the calendar has been a great example of constrained based development. With only very little time to develop the application, we had to make vital decisions on what our new application was to do and what it was not going to do. The constraints turned out to be a blessing in that it kept our heads focused on exactly what is important for our product for it to work: it has swept the unimportant nice-to-haves away from the must-haves and secured a simple and non-bloated product.

The calendar is really an ordinary calendar application with two views: an administration area that is only accessible for the owner of the calendar (a motigo user), and a public version, which is visible to everybody. The public version of the calendar would look like this.

But it is not only a web calendar. The motigo calendar has two very intersting features:

  • Import of RSS feeds
    If you have a blog, a flickr stream, or whatever kind of web content that streams as an RSS feed, you can import it into your calendar. You can also import several feeds into your calendar in order to use it as a feed reader. The possiblities are many!
  • Include a small version of the calendar on your own page
    If you have a homepage on your own domain – or just another domain that, but still want dynamic content directly inside your page’s main view, then the motigo calendar will help you out. Ad dynamic calendar content directly to your page, like you would add a banner ad.

Now – enough reading – go play around with it!

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8 Responses to “Launch: Motigo calendars”

  1. Uga says:

    please give website stat tool

  2. tavinho paes says:

    how can I launch a calendar to my website?

  3. Gunter says:

    In dutch Friday has been written as Frijdag, But this must be Vrijdag…

  4. Harry Forsdick says:

    How is this different from Google Calendar — i.e., is it possible to embed your calendar in my website and allow viewers of my website, which is built in the spirit of a wiki, to make entries in the calendar directly from my website without having to go back to the administrator’s interface? That is something I can’t do with GCal which if you could allow me to do, I would switch over to use your product.



  5. Harry Forsdick: While Google Calendar has its focus on managing internal schedules, we have our focus on delivering a calendar for webmasters to use on their site. We will refrain ourselves from creating a personal planner application and focus solely on adding value for the webmaster wanting to show his date-related content in a smart way.

    We have noted your very nice wiki idea. Having edit and adding functionalities inside the frontend (and not he administrators backend) is something we have already discussed and been wanting to implement. We however chose to launch the first version of the calendar without it in order to create an as clean product as possible.

  6. Harry Forsdick says:

    Anders: Thanks for the reply. When you get the edit / add event functionalities into your system, I would like to switch to using it. It seems to me that this would be a very attractive feature for website builders.



  7. Heather todd says:

    Motigo calender is really great ,Thanks for developing this

  8. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.

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