We just released 2.1 of our Big Data solution designed for digital marketing OEM’s. You can use it for free to create and promote your events by sending real calendar invites to track RSVP’s from your customer’s Google and Outlook calendar clients.
Just create a calendar invite in your Google or Outlook calendar and invite us to your event with this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you a CalendarSnack notification email with all the information needed to get started.
In 5 seconds I created a CalendarSnack and received the Calendar Code for Web Site Embeds, MailChimp Call to Action Embed, a Calendar Landing Sign up Page and instructions on how to send direct Calendar Invites for the event using a subscribe email address. All of these sending options track Calendar Invite RSVP’s for the event in the CalendarSnack reporting engine.
If you are an OEM and purchase the service provider edition you will have the ability to view the event analytics of the all the RSVP’s for the calendar events in your domain. We can customize this for your brand with whatever domain you want to use for RSVP communications.
This is a completely headless and serverless design. All built on a AWS stack so we can get you up and running in 30 minutes in your AWS account.
There are 100’s of use cases for OEM email marketing platforms and major brands using our technology. As of this blog posting there are 5 Billion mobile phones that have a calendar application onboard. That’s a lot of opportunity to promote and track RSVP’s for your events. You can get the PDF workbook version here for offline. Click Here.
As we wrap us this year, we are getting ready to release our production product. Here is a quick snap shot of our MailChimp RSVP calendar invite tracking. See steps here, along with video and PDF guide. Happy Holidays from the team here at 31events.com!
So here is the use case. You have tried a Calendar Snack. You like it and you say wouldn’t be cool if I could upload an email list to send calendar invites to people that want to get direct Calendar invitations from me so I can track the RSVP’s? (Today we support CTA’s in web embeds and in Email vendors like MailChimp and 20+ others. )
We are working on this for our next build for January 2019 release.
So you create a calendar invite on your calendar client of choice – Google, Outlook or Yahoo and just invite us to your event with this email address ->email@example.com< . You will then receive your calendar snack email with all the information in it, including how to bulk upload a small email list for direct calendaring sending and RSVP tracking. Once you upload the list you will be able to review and confirm the send.
So I started off my ISV journey 7 years ago. Just an innocent attempt to get people to my events by sending them a Calendar Invite. If they accepted, I knew that they were coming. Or at least had a better chance of showing up to my events. Along the way I had a Web based Calendar engine built by a local contractor on an old Cold Fusion stack. It worked and we were off on many use cases on how I thought it should work. Some 2200 hours of personal time in testing, UI design, and disastrous blunders on my part as a weekend and after work project I needed break. If this was going to be bigger idea I needed help. Enter a friend named Arnie. Arnie came into the calendar “Thunder Dome” 2.5 years ago. Or about 1800 hrs ago. It has been a part time project for him and he caught the bug as indicated that those hours are after work and weekends.
He helped with so many things – testing , coding , web site, blogging and overall front end animal. I voted him to Co-Founder last year. He is a true inspiration. Then we decided to blow up the old site and start over -literally scrap all the code some – $80K in custom contract coding down the drain.. Not easy. We were both at a loss for 60 days. We knew after talking with several large test customers we needed to get to scale on AWS with SES.
We then started our Pizza Journey into AWS in August 0f 2017. About 3 months ago in February of 2018 we were fortunate to recruit Jonn , who is our lead developer and CTO. We have been iterating using Slack, and brain storming on how to use SES, Python SDK, SNS, Lambda and Arnie’s Vue front end with his run time engine. We have the prototype running now in AWS. Pretty exciting to see the Pizza project running! The test site will be up and running in a few weeks. www.calendarsnack.com. More to come as we attempt to give every marketeer in the world their own calendar server for sending and tracking of Calendar invites!