From Semantic Web NYC
Free desktop calendar software. eventSherpa was a networked desktop calendaring application that is compatible with Apple's ICal.
Press Release Toronto, February 16, 2004
Share and publish web calendars with ease
Toronto, February 16, 2004—Semaview announces the release of eventSherpa™ - a market first in the calendar industry. eventSherpa is a calendar application for Windows / PC that allows businesses and consumers to instantly network and securely share their calendars. eventSherpa is also the first calendar application to have an integrated global event search engine, allowing anyone to search for events occurring around the world and add them to their personal schedule with ease.
“Setting up a scheduling system in the office or simply communicating events through your website can be frustrating and time-consuming,” said Chris Sukornyk, President and CEO of Semaview, Inc. “With eventSherpa, individuals or organizations can create a secure calendar system in minutes and easily communicate a calendar of events through their website.”
eventSherpa also functions as a global event search engine, allowing users to promote or find events that are occurring and instantly add them to their personal schedule. Search everything from business conferences to sports or entertainment events and add them to a personal calendar instantaneously.
With eventSherpa, individuals, businesses and organizations can accomplish the following, for the first time ever, without any need for technical expertise and expensive servers and software:
- communicate event calendars to anyone including the millions of eventSherpa™, Apple iCal™, Mozilla Calendar™ & Evolution™ users, as well as anyone with a browser;
- organize any number of personal color-coded calendars and overlap them to quickly see what is happening when;
- produce web-based calendars and easily integrate them into other websites;
- share password protected calendars;
- share events and coordinate meetings with family, friends, and colleagues;
- automatically generate RSS feeds of upcoming events (RSS is a Web content format for syndication);
- search through thousands of public events and subscribe to any of them.
Available for free download at www.eventsherpa.com, eventSherpa removes the complexities and limitations of existing calendar software and brings Windows users into the networked calendar community that Apple created with the release of iCal. Since the beta testing phase began in December 2003, thousands of people from all over the world have joined the eventSherpa community.
Offering a new medium through which personal schedules can be communicated and shared, eventSherpa benefits everyone from the busy executive and personal assistant to event and entertainment companies – eventSherpa is for anyone balancing a hectic schedule.
With eventSherpa, people can subscribe to both public and private calendars. The private calendars are often those of family, friends or co-workers. Access to these calendars, with their permission, allows users to easily coordinate parties, family events or work functions. Public calendars include anything from NHL© calendars to TV listings and concert events – all chosen by the user.
eventSherpa’s “toggling” feature allows users to turn certain calendars on and off. With ease they can overlap different calendars and quickly see where their friends are going and what events they can attend. This tool gives individuals a quick and easy way to know about every event, meeting and important date that matters to them.
eventSherpa is part of Semaview’s vision of a Semantic Web, where online content is published in formats that are ‘machine friendly’, enabling the creation of intelligent applications and services that were previously not possible.
Pricing and Availability
eventSherpa™ is now available to corporate customers as a subscription-based service at http://www.eventsherpa.com/download.htm. eventSherpa is free for individuals (some conditions apply), NGOs, and the not-for-profit sector.
Semaview's goal is to provide people with simple yet powerful networked information software that employ cutting edge Intelligent Internet technologies. Semaview's products and services are driven by the desire to have personalized and relevant information delivered to the desktop. Semaview's flagship product, eventSherpa™, is the premiere event management software for the Windows™ platform.
For more information contact Cathy-Anne O’Brien, 416-465-3346, firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie O’Brien, (416) 465-1438, email@example.com.