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1/30/13
Original Poster
gerardv514

iPhone calendar invite alert popup; broke since caldav

In regards to switching google calendar to caldav on iphone. Invite feature has been added when creating new event. However, the native ios calendar alert popup doesn't display anymore. In the past you needed to have the mail and calendar account both on exchange to get the calendar invite popup. Now since the mail and calendar connections have changed (both are not on exchange) this alert doesn't popup when I receive an invite from someone else.
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olivermuc
1/30/13
olivermuc
Same here.
I do see the grey'ed out placeholder, but don't get the actual invite on the "Invitation" Page.

Trying now to switch from Type "Google" Cal account to pure CalDAV and see if that fixes it (my work CalDAV account does show invites!). Will report back.

olivermuc
1/30/13
olivermuc
Using a regular "CalDAV" calendar account type didn't do anything, in fact it looks the same as if I had used the "GMAIL" account type.

I also noticed that the "Invite" feature magically appeared after quickly turning on/off the iCloud Calendar sync setting.

Let's see if things change when I leave it turned on...

This is such a hassle. Apple, get a grip.
olivermuc
1/30/13
olivermuc
by the looks of it - gotta hate apple for doing this - proper invites are only working in conjunction with the iCloud calendar.
KatherineG
1/31/13
KatherineG
Hey there - just to confirm, as of today we're adding some additional functionality to CalDAV on iOS.  Aside from responding to invitations, you are now able to make changes on events with guests - inviting additional guests and editing event details.

Hope that helps clarify a bit!
Katherine
1/31/13
Original Poster
gerardv514
Hi Katherine,
What about the functionality of the native calendar alert that pops up when receiving an invitation. As mentioned above this only worked when the calendar and mail account were both on an exchange connection.
 
Thanks for all your work!!
olivermuc
1/31/13
olivermuc
Just found out today that meeting invites coming from an Exchange server are in fact shown properly on iOS6.1 -with popups & one the invite page-, even if only configured to use CalDAV. So it is possible. I guess that puts the ball back in Google's hands ;-)
2/1/13
Original Poster
gerardv514
Olivermuc the tests that I've performed is that the calendars were from the exchange account as well and not through caldav. Can you confirm?
olivermuc
2/1/13
olivermuc
Here is my setup:

(1) 3 Google Calendars (via 1 Google account) 
(2) 1 Exchange Server based calendars

Both calendar types (1+2) above are now setup using pure iPhone CalDAV configuration (no GMAIL or EXCHANGE setup).

Meeting invites I receive via the Exchange server (again it's also just an CalDAV setup) I receive perfectly fine, with no limitations. But the Google invites appear only within the calendar (there I do see "Maybe-Decline-Acccept") but not as a popup or on the iPhone Invitation page.

The latter I think used to work 100% before Google cut off the Exchange support and switched to standard CalDAV, as described above.

Knowing too little about CalDAV my suspicion is that the implementation either isn't complete on the Google side, or Apple is selectively 'blocking' functionality.
2/2/13
Original Poster
gerardv514
Anyone else having this issue? With the new setup and loss of exchange how are invite alerts coming through?
2/5/13
Original Poster
gerardv514
Switch to icloud calendars, better intergration with the invitations and alerts. I'll be making the switch the next time I'm off from work. I've been a long term fan of google calendar but just so many issues. I've been through the time zone issue, invitation issue with caldav and iphone, and now that is all resolved now no pop up alerts for calendar invitations. Not only that but there is no support for google products, they have these boards to submit an issue but it takes months for someone to respond and sometimes a year to three for a resolution. I've read so many threads of previous issues and some of them are 1 1/2 years out of the problem still existing. That's just ridiculous, a reason why I switched from android to apple because of the software hardware integration is better. I'm not a fan of either or product I just want seamless integration and things to work the way they do, and if not put it on a known issue list.
 
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Magnus*
4/5/13
Magnus*
As of yesterday I am experiencing the same thing. :(

When I create events in a shared (Google Apps) calendar they appear as an event for a few seconds and then they transform into grey unanswered invitations. On top of that they are duplicated, one in the shared calendar and one in my personal calendar.

If I create calendar event in the web online Google Calendar it just works fine.

Since Google stopped the Exchange support I migrated to the CalDAV solution.

Please make the calendar function more stable!

Thanks!

/Magnus
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