Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Export Your Facebook Calendar Using fbCal

Facebook Apps
fbCal is an online service, created by Mixin, to help Facebook users export their Facebook birthday calendar and event calendar.

The calendars generated by fbCal are either in iCalendar (.ics) format or as an RSS feed. So they may be imported to all programs that use iCalendar files. This includes Apple iCal, Mozilla Sunbird, Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook. Alternatively, with the RSS feed you can also subscribe using any standard feed reader. Your subscribed calendars would get updated whenever you refresh your calendar after there was a change in your Facebook friends or events.

In order to get your calendars, you must first log into Facebook and give permission to fbCal to access information. fbCal uses the Facebook Developer Platform, and abides by all rules set forth by Facebook to protect it's user's privacy. No personal information is stored by fbCal about it's users.

To import your calendars to Apple iCal, you can follow these steps:

1. From within iCal, choose "Subscribe" from the "Calendar" menu at the top of your screen.

2. Enter the full URL (listed above) to the desired iCalendar file in the "Subscribe to:" box and click "Subscribe".

3. iCal will then download the calendar and bring you to a screen which allows you to give a title to that calendar. Check the "Refresh:" checkbox and select "every day" which will instruct iCal to check for updates to the calendar on a daily basis.
Although they don't have dedicated customer service or technical support, fbCal has a Facebook group maintained by Frederic Sidler and Bob Baldwin who are the Owner and the original developer respectively. As of now, the fbCal group on Facebook consists of 350+ users.

You can start creating your Facebook calendars using fbCal from here. And if you are a new visitor on The Chronicles of R, subscribe to my RSS feed.

3 Comment:

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I made a new account in face book these post could be help me to upgrade my account. thank you for sharing it.

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Thanks for tips,I'll try in my work

Dan-O said...

Has anyone created an app that works the reverse side of this (importing calendar events to Facebook from another site's RSS feed)?

I can send an RSS feed from my blog posts to the Notes section of my Facebook profile, but I can't find an easy way to send events from my website to Facebook.

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