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September 18, 2006

Developing Google Calendar

Carl Sjogreen, from Google, talked about Google Calendar development. Rakesh Agrawal took some notes, from which you can find a lot of interesting things:

Why did Google choose to build a calendar tool? Because no solution was very good and there was little innovation in this space.

How should Google Calendar be? Fast, simple, easy to share, visually appealing.

What's the biggest competitor for Google Calendar? The paper, because it's easy to carry with you, doesn't need a computer or a password.


  1. If they developed good synching tools, there would be little competition.

  2. honestly google just needs to add in an easier and quicker way to edit the events... and maybe make the layout and the ability to clone events just like iCal

  3. their calendar is great, but lacks a todo list and reminders that work with all my calendars, not only with the primary one