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2-way Google Calendar sync

Setting base availability within the extension is a good start, but many of us schedule our time using Google Calendar (for both personal and professional time commitments) so Bookings isn't an option unless it can limit availability based on real-time openings.

For the same reason, it's important that new appointments are also saved to Google Calendar. Thanks to their API and ubiquity, most scheduling and calendar-extension-type apps play with Google Calendar, so it serves as a central clearing house for all things scheduling; it needs to be current.

I'm not going into a lot of detail here, but several folks have provided more information and use cases:
https://www.woothemes.com/2014/05/time-to-sell-your-time/#comment-1092204
https://www.woothemes.com/2014/05/time-to-sell-your-time/#comment-1093697

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is the one thing why I'm doubting to switch to another solution that has this function already available. This functions is a necessity!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is an absolutely necessary function, and with out this it almost makes this plugin useless

      • MavericksMavericks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm frankly puzzled, almost incredulous, that this functionality a) has not been included as a baseline feature, so essential is it to so many people and b) appears not to have received any attention in two years. WooCommerce appear to be hiding under the duvet and pretending the 583 requests for it do not exist. Could not someone from Woo at least reply to the thread and say, 'ooh, it might be difficult' or 'nah, we just don't care'?

      • HåkanHåkan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be important to be able to select what entities are booked against a specific calender: single products/bookings, resources, all vendor bookings when a Vendor extension is used.

      • mgmg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a very needed and necessary extension for accommodation bookings... I hope this happens soon.

        Thanks!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For any accommodation solution the ability to sync an availability calendar with other ical calendars, whether Google or Airbnb, is essential in my view.

      • Nico RosierNico Rosier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would really appreciate this as well. I have several sites in development that need this. Also spending USD299 on this plugin would make this an absolute to-have.

        @Anonymous: The comment you posted on January 15, 2016: did it take off? Otherwise I would love to contribute.

        However it should be part of the plugin, given the price...

        Without solution I'll have to abandon woocommerce and woo commerce booking...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi guys there.
        I have a developer (a very good one) who is available to create the needed two-ways sync as a brand new Woocommerce extension that will work with Bookings.

        Specifications as follows:
        - the extension will create a new WP role: resources, and resources you add to bookable products will be linkable to these WP accounts
        - a user given this role will have the privilege to edit his profile as a resource: his availability, in particular. He will also have the ability to authorize Google to sync his calendar with the extension.
        - the extension will now check if the resource is available in real-time.

        This is perfect for who uses personnel to provide services, like personal trainers, therapysts, tourist guides, etc, especially when they are freelance

        It will also be usable for who has rooms or apartments as resources, especially when they're for rent on other platforms (airbnb, booking, etc)

        The ETA for this project is about 1 month, the developer is great, I used his services multiple times.

        My plan is to share this extension with Woocommerce developers, hoping they maintain it (and give me a free license)

        The only problem is the guy asks for € 800 to develop the extension, and it is way out of budget for me. If someone is interested in contributing, we can set up a pool and have this thing sorted, finally.

      • Edd AllenEdd Allen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why is this not implemented yet, It's been over 18 months and still under review?

        This is a clear necessity for any booking system!

        Also I'd like to point out that this is a $250 plugin: We shouldn't have to rely on third parties to sort out your flawed build logic and to have ignored this for nearly two years is ridiculous.

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