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Old 08-29-2008, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There was an "AddToCalendar" application/add-in, but the previous site is down and has been for sometime.

The function was to add an email to your calendar automatically.

Would someone develop this? Maybe also an option to AddToTask?

I know these capabilities are available in BBSmart and Empower email viewers, but i would like them standalone as a menu item in the email message folder.

Any takers?

OTA Download: http://soundslikeobiwan.com/~roger/O...toCalendar.jad
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Old 08-29-2008, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There was an "AddToCalendar" application/add-in, but the previous site is down and has been for sometime.

The function was to add an email to your calendar automatically.

Would someone develop this? Maybe also an option to AddToTask?

I know these capabilities are available in BBSmart and Empower email viewers, but i would like them standalone as a menu item in the email message folder.

Any takers?
There was a gentleman over in the developer's forum who was asking about apps that people wanted to see. I'll post this link over there and see if he nibbles.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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REXwireless Software has been working on a product that offers this functionality and quite a bit more. It will be available in public beta form during the week of September 15, 2008.

Have a nice holiday weekend!

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Old 10-11-2008, 08:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've got one that I based on the RIM SDK "MenuItem" example. If there is interest I can post it. Since it's based on the example code I'm willing to call it free.
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@rknobbe: I'd certainly be interested in that
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I built a version for 4.2.1, and have run it on both the 4.2 simulator and my 4.5 8700c. The icon is really crappy, and only needs to be run once to register the menuitem in Mail; after that you will have an "Onto Calendar..." menu in the email message viewer. I invite feedback.

I haven't tried the OTA install, so you may need to download and install using javaloader.

This is a signed app.

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Can't post a link yet, my postcount is too low. Email me for a link to the OTA files or download this zip with the program.

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Old 10-12-2008, 05:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm starting a googlecode page for the source. Search for ontocalendar on code.google.com
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I'll try it out! I just purchased RexConnect though, and I have to say it is awesome, worth all 1495 cents.
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I built a version for 4.2.1, and have run it on both the 4.2 simulator and my 4.5 8700c. The icon is really crappy, and only needs to be run once to register the menuitem in Mail; after that you will have an "Onto Calendar..." menu in the email message viewer. I invite feedback.

I haven't tried the OTA install, so you may need to download and install using javaloader.

This is a signed app.
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@rknobbe : it seems to be working perfectly for what I needed!

Shame the icon must be run once (although I didnt see any messages upon running).

Perhaps, it may be better to configure/activate the app via "Options" as per "BlingBall"/"WeatherBug Direct" (i.e. wo icon). Just a thought... or maybe not

Thanks again.

Update :
Ok, IF the icon is depressed several times then the following is displayed within E-Mail Message Viewer.

Have also noticed that I need to re-run app everytime after a reboot?
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This is cool...thanks for creating and for sharing.

Can you add the capability so it adds the contents of the email to the notes of the calendar event?
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This is cool...thanks for creating and for sharing.

Can you add the capability so it adds the contents of the email to the notes of the calendar event?
If there is a plaintext portion of the email it will use that. I haven't added the code to parse multipart (html) body parts, but I do have an example. If there is no plaintext portion it just leaves the notes field blank.

I'll take a look at parsing the multipart next.

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@rknobbe : it seems to be working perfectly for what I needed!

Sha
Update :
Ok, IF the icon is depressed several times then the following is displayed within E-Mail Message Viewer.

Have also noticed that I need to re-run app everytime after a reboot?
I think I can fix all three problems by marking the app as "system module", which will hide the icon, and "autostart" so that it relinks itself into the mail menu after restart. I can fix within the next couple of days.

I also want to add an Options screen to keep a few defaults (like meeting duration) in persistent store. More pressing, though, is the multi-body-parts support for non-plaintext messages.
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Thanks. You're right,I'm talking about HTML emails.

Thanks for your work on this!
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This is a simple change to make the app (OntoCalendar) autostart, and be a system app (with no icon). I'm working on incorporating multipart notes now.

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We're not worthy... :D
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Thx... installing now.

Would it be possible, in the future, within "Options" to select a field that allows you to add the contents of the mail to the Calender Notes; or not as the case may be. I occasionally use "notes" for my Cal appts - dependent upon the appt.
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Thx... installing now.

Would it be possible, in the future, within "Options" to select a field that allows you to add the contents of the mail to the Calender Notes; or not as the case may be. I occasionally use "notes" for my Cal appts - dependent upon the appt.
I believe he's already working on that - to support moving the email contents to the Notes field of the calendar event for HTML email.
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I believe he's already working on that - to support moving the email contents to the Notes field of the calendar event for HTML email.
I was just looking for an option i.e. to ensure that the contents are not copied by default.

@rknobbe: This version has been working a treat with no issues to-date.

Cosmetic "issues" : You may want to control the midlet version numbers as well as change the app name (currently called "MenuItem")

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Added an options screen which shows the version number and also allows you to disable copying the message body to the notes field of the appointment.

I'm still fighting the HTML mail problem. I've added some code to try to catch more cases, but there are still circumstances where I'm not getting the plain/text section of a mixed/alternative message. This may only be because I'm compiling with 4.2.1 and testing on 4.5. If anybody is using 4.2.1 or 4.3 and has mixed/alternative (i.e., HTML mail) I'm curious if you're getting the message body copied correctly.

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Thx that's very much appreciated! DLing now...

Update : It's working perfectly i.e. copying text mails to Calender Notes when option is selected.

Noticed a couple of cosmetic discrepancies :
Jad file refers :

Quote:
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MIDlet-Version: 1.0
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MIDlet-Jar-URL: MenuItem.jar
[...]
MIDlet-Name: MenuItem
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Alx file refers to v1.2.

"Options" > "OntoCalender v2.0"

apart from those really minor cosmetic issues; I am really happy with the "OntoCalender" app.

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