Google Calendar? Yes, Please!

People are talking about the possibility of Google working on a calendar tool. That would (no doubt) be very cool. Is it an application or a search tool? If it’s the latter, would it make my Exploit Boston! project (when it’s updated more regularly) turn up in even more search results?

Several years ago (1999ish) I worked as the copywriter on a project with Boston’s Razorfish office to redesign’s website. AnyDay had a really cool and useful web calendar tool that made it easy to publish personal and group calendars plus restrict who could see individual tidbits of information. They were aquired by Palm in 2001 who later abandoned the service. The closest thing I’ve found useful since then is PHPiCalendar that interfaces with Apple’s iCal application to publish ical files to the web. I found it last Fall but it doesn’t seem to be under active development anymore.

The redesign was one of the weirdest freelance jobs I’ve ever had. They cancelled the project somewhere in the middle but I got paid anyway.