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UPDATE:  For full TwitterMinder documentation, see this TwitterMinder article.

In my last two posts I mentioned my recent introduction to Twitter (after having watched so many people blab about it for the past few months).  So today I went ahead and published my Google Calendar to Twitter RSBScript, and gave it the name TwitterMinder:

TwitterMinder will check your Google Calendar for events that are occuring in the next hour, and if it finds any, they will be automatically submitted to your Twitter account.  RSBScript source code is available.

Now if my desktop agent (Twitterific, Tweet-r, etc.) knew how to automatically POST to TwitterMinder every hour, that would be nice.  I subscribed to TwitterMinder in FeedDemon:  FeedDemon includes my auth info on the querystring, and the rss feed itself returns either successful tweet details or nothing at all.

The coolest thing about TwitterMinder is the source.  If you look at it (available in the "developers" note), its amazingly simple thanks to the power of the RSSBus Gcal and Twitter connectors.  This source could easily be modified so that instead of connecting Google Calendar to Twitter, I could connect SalesForce.com events to Twitter, or Upcoming.org events to Twitter.

Technical details about TwitterMinder:

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Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2007 12:38 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: TwitterMinder - Google Calendar to Twitter

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Hi,

I found about twitterminder and I set it up to send notices from my calendar to twitter.


At the moment, I think it posts the notices couple of our too late I guess becasuse of different time zones. Is there any way to change this?
Left by kinoteka on Sep 28, 2008 5:55 AM

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It's not working or what?
When I try to subscribe to the rsb mentioned with FeedDemon it returns this error:
"Error: Formatter [ gcal_cal ] failed with the error : Trying to access the value of an attribute that does not exist."

and sends me to this page:
"http://www.textbox1.com/apps/twitterminder/Gcal_to_Twitter.rsb?@html"

which disploys this message:

"Error Code Error Description
rsb:info_check The attribute 'gcal_email' is required to call the operation 'Gcal_to_Twitter.rsb'."

what's wrong?
Left by cata on Dec 18, 2008 3:36 PM

# re: TwitterMinder - Google Calendar to Twitter
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Sorry.
My mistake. It's working.
Left by cata on Dec 18, 2008 4:42 PM

# re: TwitterMinder - Google Calendar to Twitter
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I still cannot get it to work. I have the same error messages as cata.
Left by Nugchompa on Mar 09, 2009 9:55 AM

# re: TwitterMinder - Google Calendar to Twitter
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cdata and Nugchompa - the problem was mine, and has been fixed.
Left by Lance Robinson on Mar 09, 2009 11:53 AM

# re: TwitterMinder - Google Calendar to Twitter
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Hi there,
I tried this and was able to do a one time tweet with my personal google calendar but I couldn't get this to work:

1) automatically tweet future events
2) access a hosted google calendar. I tried giving the calendar id as the calendar name with no success.

Any ideas?
Left by meghan on May 13, 2009 10:53 AM

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I got this error when i gave all the info (userid, passwd)
Code: rsb:call
Error: Operation gcalSearch failed with the error: DOM tree unavailable (set BuildDOM to true and reparse)
Left by Parvinder Singh on Aug 14, 2009 2:46 AM

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Does the application work for all day events?
Left by Michael on Sep 21, 2009 11:27 AM

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I got Error: Operation gcalSearch failed with the error: Specified value has invalid CRLF characters.
Parameter name: value
Left by Matt on Jan 04, 2010 11:19 PM

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