We are very please to be rolling out another new feature of the site tonight: Event Subscriptions and RSS Feeds!
These two features have been very highly requested already and we’re psyched to be able to roll them out so soon. Let me break them down.
- Events Subscriptions (.ICS): This will allow you to view an up-to-date stream of the NYCGA events list in whatever calendar application you typically use. This could be Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Outlook, or even your smartphone. How do you get in on this, you ask? Why, I’m glad you asked! At the top of the events page, you’ll see a link that says “Subscribe”. Click on this and a little box will pop up with a link. That link is your golden ticket. The method for adding this to your calendar application will vary from product to product, but here’s how to subscribe to an .ics to Google Calendar to get you started. When you’ve completed that process, your calendar will begin to fill up with the NYCGA events stream.
- Events Feed (RSS): Right next to the ICS link mentioned above, you’ll also see a link to RSS. This is a very useful standard protocol for sharing information. You can subscribe to RSS Feeds in software like Google Reader, Pulse for iOS, and many more “reader” style applications. If you click on the RSS link on the events page, you will be take directly to the RSS feed for all NYCGA events. If you’d like to learn more about RSS and what it offers, try wikipedia.