November 18th 2010
Syncing Google calendar with Facebook birthdays and events
I recently tried to get Facebook birthdays and events to show up in my Google calendar. Everything I tried was broken, I just couldn’t find something that worked properly.
Anyway I’ve made my own solution, it’s available here: http://apps.facebook.com/calenderp
You have to click two install buttons (one with Facebook and one with Google) and then your calendar will be synced. It gets timezones right, has been translated into 3 languages so far and is starting to build up a fair following of users.
If you’re interested in the technical side of things I’ve shared the source on GitHub https://github.com/kzar/CalenDerp. It uses Python, Google appengine, Facebook’s graph API and the Google calendar API to sync everything.
Anyway let me know if you have feedback!
Edit: Also I’m looking for translators, get in touch if you can translate about 20 phrases into your language for me.