Some events are meant to be shared! Use an iCal Feed link to share a public calendar or post events on a kiosk or on your website.
Check out this video on sharing calendars, or follow the steps below to share your calendars.
You can share from the Events page or a single event page.
On the Events page, filter to the types of events you want to share, and then click Share to decide what type of feed you'd like to share.
On an event page, the feed is based on the recurrences of the event, and it shows the times and rooms with the kiosk/calendar icons enabled. If the correct times and rooms are enabled and ordered correctly, click Share in the top right.
When you click Share Calendar, a window will pop up with three options. As you click on each one, settings will change below.
When you add filters, those filters will show on the screen and affect the link provided to you.
An iCal feed allows calendar applications to display your chosen calendar. Check the appropriate boxes for what you want in the feed, and then highlight and copy the iCal Feed Link, or click to Send it to Google Calendar.
If you're using SubSplash or the PushPay mobile app, replace
https to allow the feed to display correctly.
It's up to the calendar app you use to check for new/modified events in the iCal feeds.
- Some versions of MS Outlook check for new events every time they boot up.
- Apple Calendar allows you to set how often the iCal feeds are refreshed.
- Google Calendar checks sporadically, between 2 hours to 5 days.
If your feed isn't showing up in your calendar, you can try some troubleshooting steps.
The calendar you used to subscribe to the iCal feed determines how quickly to pull the data in and how often to check for new data. Some calendar apps will take up to 24 hours to pull in all of your events from the iCal feed.
If your calendar feed is not showing up on your calendar after 24 hours, answer these two questions:
The feed you get from a Share button changes based on the page you're on, so make sure you create the feed from the page based on the events you in the feed.
Main Events Page
If you are getting your feed from the main event page, then the filters you have applied to that page will affect which events show up in your feed.
Adjust your filters on that page until you only see the events that you want on your iCal feed.
Specific Event Page
If you click on Share on a specific event's page, then that feed will only contain that one event.
If you click on that same button while on a specific room or resource page, then that feed will only contain events that have requested that specific room or resource.
If waiting 24 hours and adjusting your iCal settings doesn't correct this for you, contact our Support Team using the ? in the top right corner of the app. Please include these details:
- What page did you pull your feed from?
- If you pulled your feed from the event page, what filters did you apply when you created your iCal feed?
- What event is missing from your shared calendar, and what date do you expect to see it on?
A kiosk is a live preview of what's currently reserved or will be reserved in the future, which is great for displaying on TVs, monitors, and even tablets. The kiosk updates every five minutes and reloads every day. Once an event ends, it's removed from view.
Check the box to include descriptions on the event. Click the dark or light kiosk to launch on your screen.
Kiosks will only show 100% approved events.
- If you want to use your current monitor, choose log out. If you're putting this on a different device, copy the link and send it to the appropriate kiosk.
- The kiosk will show the name of your organization as well as the date and current time.
- The upcoming display will display in this order:
- Time listed on the event
- Event Name
- Name of the Time if it doesn't match the Event Name
- Rooms enabled to show on kiosk in order listed on the event.
Expand the sections for a description of the different types of kiosks you can use.
The iPad has built-in wifi, a crisp display, and a nice black bezel around the edge with no branding. There are a number of iPad kiosk stands that will prevent theft, provide power, and look great.
- Since Safari and Google Chrome don't have truly full-screen modes, we recommend installing a full-screen web browser on the iPad.
- Use the guided access mode and a password, so people standing at the kiosks won't be able to use or shut off the iPad while it's displaying your kiosk.
Add a TV as an additional display to a computer or mirror the display of a tablet or computer using an AppleTV or Chromecast.
Use one of these ways to set up your TV Kiosk:
- TV Display: Set up the TV up as a display for a laptop or small computer wired or wirelessly using a wireless HDMI.
- Mini PC: Use a small computer that plugs into the HDMI port and is powered by USB. You won't have to have a dedicated iPad or computer for the TV, but you'll need a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to navigate the computer, set up the initial wifi connection, etc.
- Apple TV: Use Apple's Airplay feature to mirror the display of a Mac or an iPad.
- Google Chromecast: Plug the device into the USB on the back of your TV. You'll need to add a browser extension to Chrome, and Chrome will recognize the Chromecast devices on your local network then you can select which Chromecast you'd like to broadcast your web browser tab to. Chromecast can only broadcast one device at a time.
A widget provides you with a snippet of HTML code to embed on your church's website. It will display a daily itinerary that your web visitors can select. They can view the time and location the event will be taking place for the day.