Apple just announced the beta for the MobileMe Calendar. I sent an invite request, let's see how long that takes to process (2 weeks for the MobileMe mail beta)
And holy shit Batman it supports calendar sharing, FINALLY!
Everyone jumped for joy iOS4 is released! But why didn’t Apple add support for multiple MobileMe accounts, next to the new update to allow multiple Exchange accounts? Now the iPhone is still incompatible for Family pack usage, and Apple forces me to keep using Google Calendar for a shared calendar in our family.
My wife and I both have our own MobileMe account. The kids each have one as well. And I created one general account which is for all of us (mostly my wife and I).
The current situation is that for our shared calendar I setup a CalDAV Google Calendar account. Since MobileMe does not allow shared calendars which can be both read and written to. This has not changed in the new MobileMe update. I already sent a new request to Apple support for this, again, I’d recommend everyone who want this to do the same!
But even if this could be done, the iOS does not support adding multiple MobileMe accounts, so I would never be able to use our shared account on the iPhone.
To make MobileMe really work, Apple should really work on this. I love the service, and I am generally very pleased with the support, but this lack of flexibility is a major issue, especially if free services are providing this a long time already. It’s way overdue.
Finally got my invite and started playing with it.
A few issues found within the first ten minutes of playing with it:
I just tried opening my mobileme webmail, and noticed that the Calendar icon has a "beta" label on top of it! (see image) The site doesn't load properly, so I bet Apple is doing *something*
update False alarm? after 10 minutes I checked again and no beta label anymore and the site loads fine.. hmm.. glitch?