How Integrating Calendar APIs in Apps Can Skyrocket UI
In this blog, we will talk about how an integrated calendar app API can do wonders in accelerating the UI/UX of your apps.
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Technological innovations including mobile apps, AI, ML, and IoT, have eased operation for multiple industries. However, in a bid to channel all high-end use cases in apps, stakeholders at times overlook the very basic yet remarkably impactful integration in their apps. One such integration we’ve found is an inbuilt calendar in apps.
In this blog, we will talk about how an integrated calendar app API can do wonders in accelerating the UI/UX designing of your apps.
We have listed the requisites of building an app with a calendar API as follows:
APIs to Build a Calendar App
1. Google API for Calendar
2. Apple EventKit
There are multiple tools that Apple provides for creating and integrating calendar APIs. Apple’s EventKit can help fetch calendar data and lets users create or edit the events inside the app. Moreover, Apple provides EventKitUI along with multiple interfaces to incorporate in the app.
3. Other APIs for Calendar App
- SuperSaaS lets users set reminders and schedule events online.
- Calendarific lets app developers have public holidays marked in the app.
- Nylas Cloud Calendar comes with features like setting reminders, scheduling, etc.
- FX Calendar fetches information regarding finance events scheduled.
Must-have UI Features in a Calendar App
Below are some essential features you must consider while developing your calendar app.
1. Reminder Setting
The app offers a reminder set up and integration to aid users in keeping a track of important events and deadlines.
2. Task Scheduling
Scheduling tasks alongside adding them into the calendar is the prime functionality of every calendar API. POst achieving these tasks, they need to be marked. This is a time-saving technique that prevents the requirement of consistent talking amongst members.
3. Time Blocking
Time Blocking helps boost efficiency. Scheduling timings for work over important projects is essential in an API so that they can be marked and announced finished in the blocks.
4. Book Slots
A calendar API is vital to the needs of a part-time worker with only a few hours of work and book meetings. At specific points in a day, these need to be shared with respective members through a private link.
5. Viewing Notifications
This feature lets users explore activities related to users since they start working with the app. They can view notifications about new bookings as well as cancelations of a meeting.
6. Resource Handling
Adding suitable resources in a calendar, creating dependencies between them, and assign them to the booking slot on time is an important feature. Streamlining of all meetings can also be done with this feature.
7. Connecting Contacts
The calendar APIs can help determine the availability of members upon scheduling of an event. The app can quickly convert replies into an event, removing any need for consistent emailing, texting, or calling.
Every industry from Tourism and Hospitality to Social Media and OTT Platforms can benefit from this integration. Moreover, it is also important to tap the right technology stack and a team of developers to craft a highly useful and refined version of this simple functionality.
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