Apple has unveiled the next version of their MobileMe Calendar service. MobileMe Calendar service allows you to synchronize calendars between your Mac and iOS devices. The calendar is also available on me.com.
MobileMe Calendar Beta previews the next version of this service. You can register in the beta by logging in the me.com calendar page and choosing “Request an invitation.”
MobileMe Calendar Beta features include:
Beautiful new web application The Calendar beta includes a new web application at me.com with great-looking calendar views. You’ll find redesigned day, week, and month views, as well as a new list view to make scanning your events easier. Your calendars will also load faster, thanks to improved performance. The new web application works best with Safari 5, Firefox 3.6, and Internet Explorer 8.
Share calendars with family and friends You can easily share your calendars with one or more MobileMe members to keep everyone on the same page. For example, create a shared calendar called “Kids” for school and weekend activities. You can allow the person you’re sharing a calendar with to edit events, and set up email notifications to tell you when they make a change.
Publish a calendar for a group or team The Calendar beta lets you share a read-only public calendar that can be viewed by anyone, perfect for publishing an events calendar such as a soccer team schedule. After setting it up you can send the team members a link to view the calendar on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.
Event invitations with RSVPs Inviting any guest to an event is easy from the MobileMe Calendar beta. Just add their email address to the event (they don’t have to be a MobileMe member) and your guests will get an invitation email they can respond to directly by clicking a link. Your event then automatically updates, making it easy to track RSVPs right in your calendar.
Works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac The MobileMe Calendar beta uses the CalDAV standard so you can view and edit your calendars using the built-in calendar applications on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. Please note that support for PCs with Microsoft Outlook is coming soon.
You will need an iOS 4 iPhone or iPod touch or an iOS 3.2 iPad or a Mac with Snow Leopard 10.6.4.
Apple did something similar by previewing MobileMe Mail Beta 2 months ago.
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