Support forumCategory: QuestionsGoogle Calendar syncing
Wayne Thomas asked 5 years ago

I am interested in the Google Calendar extension for a new project I’m about to start.
Before I do though, I have a question regarding the syncing.
My client has 1 location, which is a community hall. The hall may be booked out for 1 hour, 2 hours, or 3 hours. For children’s parties, fitness classes etc.
I was going to add a custom field to collect the time the user requires the hall for displaying a dropdown, e.g. 1 hour, 2 hour or 3 hours.
Obviously this doesn’t tie in with the availability of the hall, e.g. The user could request the hall from 1pm for 3 hours, but 2-3pm is already booked. This isn’t a major issue, staff could contact the user and offer alternative, but if there is a way to set block booking for 1, 2, 3 hours etc. to tie in with the booking of the calendar that would be great if you could explain.
Otherwise, my client would be happy to receive a notification that someone requires the hall from for example from 1pm for 3 hours.
Now, I understand that with the Google syncing, this will add the hour slot to the calendar, but if the user has requested the booking for 3 hours, is there a way from within the plugin to amend the booking to book it for 3 hours upon approval, which in turn, will this update the Google Calendar booking from 1pm – 4pm (for the 3 hours request).
Sorry if that is confusing, if you require any more information, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Wayne Thomas replied 5 years ago

I’ve just come across the following question, with basically what I need on the front-end, so I’m glad to see it is in motion, are there any rough indications of a release for this?:


1 Answers
Nikola Loncar Staff answered 5 years ago

Hi Wayne,
I have just one question. Your want to let customers to book for example from 1pm to 2pm or from 1pm to 3pm but only one time frame at time? That will be added soon during this month. Regarding Google Calendar sync if you confirm appointment it will be added to Google Calendar also if some one books it within Google Calendar it will be synced back to EA.
Best regards,

Wayne Thomas replied 5 years ago

Ah, that is brilliant, exactly what I wanted to hear 😀

Thank you Nikola, much appreciated.