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Ownerrez calendar widget for phone.

Status: Requested 3 Votes
UstlcRentals
Nov 27, 2021 11:18 AM
Joined Oct, 2021 29 posts

Id love to use the calendar that the system has instead of Google calendar as a widget on my phone home screen. Is this possible? Or if not, then have the Google calendar sync show the same info at least. Maybe?

Ken T
Nov 29, 2021 2:46 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 744 posts

Basically you're asking for a custom OwnerRez app, which is a very large project that certainly won't happen anytime soon.

However, since OwnerRez exports data using the iCal Internet calendar standard, you can use any other program or app that supports that same standard, and there are loads of them. We don't have any in particular to recommend, but Wikipedia has a page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_applications_with_iCalendar_support

Wei Y
Dec 21, 2021 4:07 PM
Joined Apr, 2021 2 posts

What if the app happened in steps? It wouldn't need to include every OR feature from the get-go. It could step up from a "Today's View" for owners to start, and move onto messaging, and other items after that, reserving creating new listings for just the website or something.

Paul W
Dec 21, 2021 6:09 PM
OR Team Member Joined Jun, 2009 707 posts

What if the app happened in steps? It wouldn't need to include every OR feature from the get-go.

That is the approach we're looking at actually.

The main items a native app would make better are:

  • Fast SMS communication with guests
  • Fast Airbnb communication with guests
  • Push notifications the above and all other system alerts (instead of or in addition to emails)

There's not much else that really requires a native app other than these.  So the loose idea is to create an OR "Messenger" app that would focus mostly on communication on all sides for OR users.

UstlcRentals
Feb 7, 2022 5:10 PM
Joined Oct, 2021 29 posts

When i used Lodgify, i synced with goggle calendar and used the monthly view widget as a whole page on one of my phones home screen,  just as i do now with Ownerrez. The information fed from Lodgify through sync was different than what is fed from Ownerrez through sync.  All i would like is the name of the guest included in the data. I can better personalize their experience and time with me and my place if i see them as a name and not just a booking. 

Shouldn't be too hard to make happen huh? I don't want a whole app.  Just more synced info on my calendar widget. 

 

♡♤♧◇

Lacey

Chris Hynes
Feb 8, 2022 5:51 AM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2012 1348 posts

The default iCal export link doesn't include any guest info because it's meant to be shared publicly to other listing sites.

You can create additional links and include more information like guest name or even create a fully custom export using field codes.

Here's how to do that: https://www.ownerreservations.com/support/articles/custom-ical-links

Then you'd take that custom iCal export and use that to import into Google Calendar rather than the default iCal export.

UstlcRentals
Feb 8, 2022 7:08 AM
Joined Oct, 2021 29 posts

Kudos to you! Problem solved!! Awesome awesome! 

 

Much appreciation!!

 

Lacey