Two way sync with Google Apps

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    Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

     

    Hey everyone,

    I know you are all looking for a full calendar sync between Podio and your external calendar (two-way sync with Google), and I have some cool news to share that will improve your experience today.

    It is now possible to edit your Google events directly from Podio calendar. Check out the news here: https://help.podio.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/213037368-10-08-2016-Edit-your-Google-events-directly-from-Podio-calendar- 

    As always, we appreciate all feedback and inputs. I will be curious to hear if this improvement will help you towards two-way sync and what additional improvements we can add for you?

    Have a good day!

    Cheers,

    Sara - Podio

     

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  • Jayde Wofford

    Any news for 2-way integration of Google Calendars?

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  • No news but I understand why you would all like this. Thanks for sharing your input and votes!

    //Sara - Podio

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  • Alicja Gargas

    Our company did 2-way sync with Google Calendar and Podio. But integrating contacts is still a target for the future and we really would like get PODIO interesting about this case.

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  • Brian Tanner

    Alicja - how did you guys do it?

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  • Alicja Gargas

    We wrote a specific script, which is communicating Google Calendar and Podio. Any what add to callendar is moving to PODIO and from PODIO is moving to calendar. Future editing should be done i PODIO.

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  • jan.lindholt

    Alicja, that sounds like what I need, is your script opensource and transferable or not?   

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  • Brian Tanner

    Yeah I'm sure many people would like that script. It seems quite doable using a third party service like itduzzit, but to make that work someone with a big of experience would have to write the logic to create the Google Calendar event, save the eventid back into a special field in podio, and then when modifications happen on the podio side, lookup the right event and set the details. It doesn't seem complicated I just don't have time to become an itduzzit programmer.

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  • JP Deddens

    It's annoying that we would have to get a third party service to do something so basic...

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  • Alicja Gargas

    Yup. This 2-way sync case should be developed asap. @Brian Tanner, we checked this tool and this is not working as good, as it should. This, what we did cancel a double events and you can add in Google Calendar something and this thing will appear in PODIO. 

    But yes, I agree, it should be a basic. And the same thing is with contacts. So maybe let do in this way:

    • 2 way sync for contacts from Google Apps just for one workspace. Then I can decide where I related in Podio and who have an access to my contacts. What do you think guys about it?
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  • Brian Tanner

    Seems doable, I just don't have the time to look into it in detail at the moment. also calendar is my main thing, contacts is secondary for us.

    How were you doing this before? A PHP script or similar, or a third party service like itduzzit?  I wish I knew where to find someone with experience with itduzzit... maybe their website has some suggestions.

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  • Pablo Paciello

    Hi Guys,

    I would like to show you our Podio Google Spreadsheet 2-ways integration. You will be able to Export your entire Podio Workspaces to Google Spreadsheets automatically, with no clicks (Auto Upload and Download).

    Check this out and leave me your thoughts:

    http://www.nirvanabusinesssystems.com/spreadsheet-magic-podio-google-integration

    Cheers,

    Pablo.

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  • Sebastian Monsú

    Hello, any news on this topic?

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  • Sebastian Monsú

    Any news for 2-way integration of Google Calendars?

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  • Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

    No plans at this point! But definitely something we agree could be useful to have

    //Sara - Podio

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  • Gem Webb

    This is such an important feature that needs to be integrated.  A two way sync with Google Calendar would be worth paying for!

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  • dominique.pere

    Hi guys!

    I'm the CEO of Podbox, an two-way sync platform that is integrated with Google Apps (to sync contacts, calendar will come soon), with many CRMs (Salesforce, Vtiger, Highrise, ...), e-mailing platforms (Mailchimp, Mailjet, Campaign Monitor...) and more.

    We are currently building the Podio connector with the workspace contacts but there is something very annoying. Your API allows to retrieve, add or delete contacts but the update is not supported. Of course, we could delete and re-create any contacts to update but any additional Podio App may link such a contact and then loose the link.

    Is there any plans to add the update feature on this API ?

    Thanks for info.

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  • Nathan Holritz

    I second, third, and fourth the need for this two-way Google calendar sync. It doesn't make sense that we have to manually move all events already in our company's google calendar to the Podio calendar. Google has a readily available API, that, as Dominique explained, could be utilized.  

     

    Sara, can you give us all more information?  Thank you! 

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  • Michał Skweres

    Same situation here. Podio is integrated with my gmail (button) so it would be nice to be able to have controll, access and sync in the calendar.

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  • jan.lindholt

    Hi Dominique, sounds good that you are building what we need!  I hope Sara will respond with what you need to know. 

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  • Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

    Hey Dominique,

    Would be great if you share this request in the developers Forum instead:

     https://help.podio.com/forums/21007072

    Then we make sure the right people see it :)

    //Sara - Podio

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  • Alicja Gargas

    Thanks Sara. you know, this problem is being here since April;/

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  • Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

    I know. Unfortunately we have no current plans to build a solution for it. I will keep you updated when/if we do.

    Appreciate the votes and feedback :)

    //Sara - Podio

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  • Alicja Gargas

    But this is really strange for me and my customers. Nearly every other clous system has that kind of sync and this is STANDARD. 

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  • René Højgaard Frederiksen

    Honestly I do not understand why you people at Podio have not build this solution yet. Don't you see the business opportunity?

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  • Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

    Hey René,

    We have a very long to-do list of things that could be great to have. We do plan to integrate in a deeper level with Google in the future but no short-term plans. If you have access to developers you can use our open API: https://developers.podio.com/ to build the integration you like - or contact a Podio partner for help when building it: https://company.podio.com/partners

    //Sara - Podio

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  • Ken Robertson

    If Podio won't make the integration, and anyone else does, please post that info to this thread.  

     

    Podio's unwillingness to support us in the way we work has my organization hesitant to make the move to Podio.  Unfortunate.  

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  • Alexander Colson

    +1 for better google integration

    To all the people complaining: Every Podio user has their own specific requests, leading to a big to-do list for the Podio team. I imagine this is more than a few days work. The Podio team will have to set priorities, and this is not one of them.

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  • Juan Freire

    Good morning, why not create the calendar on the podium app for mobile devices?

    Best Regards

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  • Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

    Good question. Since you can export the cal to google or iCal to see it on the mobile device we haven't included this in the mobile apps at this point :)

    //Sara - Podio

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