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Inside Mobile Design and User Experience

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A few people have asked how to display both your regular Notes calendar and a personal calendar in the Traveler Android client. People who use iOS will note that the iOS Calendar does this - that's because it is built into the client and can synch multiple calendars into the same app. Therefore, when you synch your calendar with Traveler it can show side by side with other calendars that are synched to the iOS Calendar app. Android is a bit different in that there isn't a standard calendar across the many different devices that we could synch with. IBM has its own calendar app as part of Traveler on Android but it doesn't include external calendars on the client side.

There is hope, however! If you are on Notes 8.x then you know you can add calendars other than your own as overlays on your personal calendar. You can set this up in the Add Calendar dialog box. Simply check the box marked, "View this calendar offline or on a mobile device". The next time you synch your calendar, it will include all of the dates from the other calendar. You can add a Google calendar or use any iCal feed.

Image:Multiple Calendar Display in Traveler


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Chris Reckling | 17 November 2012 12:30:00 PM ET |


1) Multiple Calendar Display in Traveler
Bruno CARTIGNY | 11/17/2012 12:56:40 PM

simple but GREAT idea ! thanks for sharing this.

2) Multiple Calendar Display in Traveler
Mike | 11/17/2012 9:13:05 PM

You should elaborate on the cross cert/authentication....

3) Multiple Calendar Display in Traveler
Henry Lotus | 11/22/2012 2:28:06 AM

Nice, but what will we do on Android with local calendars on the device.

People not liking to sync private entries up to Google or enter them in the Lotus Notes calendar will have a problem with this.

In this case it will get annoying because it is necessary to look once in the Traveler and once in the device calendar on scheduling.

4) Multiple Calendar Display in Traveler
Jakub | 3/27/2013 1:00:37 PM

Nice, but we have this option closed in Lotus by policy. The only option is to merge in phone. To say it simply it is a deal breaker for me. I thought I can avoid Apple, but it is not possible. It looks like it still simply works the most of all systems the way I do. After having this for years functioning on my old PalmOS phones, last Centro died recently (Rest in peace!) I am not going back to look in 2 calendars. Bye, bye Android.

5) Multiple Calendar Display in Traveler
Louie | 4/8/2014 2:51:29 AM

A bit disappointed why Notes user's calendar not available on mobile device.....

6) Multiple Calendar Display in Traveler
Chris Reckling | 4/8/2014 8:44:40 AM

Louie - Notes calendars ARE available on mobile devices, including Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone.

7) Multiple Calendar Display in Traveler
Bryan Schmiedeler | 5/30/2014 9:24:32 AM

This is nice, but what we really need is the ability to sync notes calendars that are shared. I have an executive assistant that needs this ability. She needs to see her bosses calendar on her iPad and iPhone, but it doesn't look like you can do this.

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