Google Calendar for your website

Am I the only one who uses Google Calendar on a daily basis? I can’t be. It’s just a great feature of Android phones… surely others have their Calendar widget on their home screen like I do, right?

So why do I always have to manually enter in my event information?
Why don’t websites have a “Add To Google Calendar” button just like they have buttons for everything else in the world?

Google seems to make this option quite simple to implement.
They’ve got this page: http://www.google.com/googlecalendar/event_publisher_guide.html

And when you look closely at the code it outputs for you, it would be pretty simple to tie in to a CMS.

<a href="http://www.google.com/calendar/event?
action=TEMPLATE
&text=Lunch
&dates=20110209T170000Z/20110209T180000Z
&details=We're%20going%20to%20eat%20a%20lot%20of%20food.
&location=The%20Kitchen
&trp=false
&sprop=http%3A%2F%2Ffood.com
&sprop=name:Website for Food"
target="_blank">
<img src="//www.google.com/calendar/images/ext/gc_button6.gif" alt="0" border="0"></a>

Obviously, the whitespace here is mine – it’s easier to read.

And here’s the output:
0

So, Techmeme… thanks for your new calendar.
How about some ‘add to Google Calendar’ buttons please?

And Facebook, I’ll say it again, you guys are missing out. You want to make a big impact on mobile, get more involved in building out your events!

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