Using the Calendar Integration App
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Written by Ian Maison
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The Signagelive Calendar Apps require some configuration to be able to use them against your Google or Office 365 account. To access the configuration, you need to go to the Calendar Integration application, which is available from the application drop down within your Signagelive Network.

Please Note

Users aren't automatically given access to the Signagelive Calendar Integration, an Administrator will need to grant each User access to the application using the following instructions:

Once you're able to access the Calendar Integration, you'll be able to show a calendar's items on one of the Signagelive calendar widgets, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Link a Google/Office 365 account.

  2. Create a Room.

  3. Set up the Calendar App you wish to use.

How do I link a Google/Office 365 account?

The following video guides you through the steps taken to link your Google or Office 365 account to Signagelive:

Please Note

It is only possible to authenticate a single Google account and a single Office 365 account against a single Signagelive Network.

We recommend for best security that you set up accounts specifically for connecting to Signagelive and that only have access to the Calendars which are required to be used within Signagelive.

Create a room

Watch the following video to learn how to create a room with your authenticated calendar account:

Once you have created the room, Signagelive will synchronise calendar items for the next 90 days for the chosen calendar. Items will continue to be synchronised at a regular interval so that new, cancelled, or edited items are synchronised correctly. We remove all items older than today from the Signagelive database.

When the room is saved an API Key is created so you can start using this room with the Signagelive calendar widgets. Copy this now, as we will need it in the next step.

You will be able to view the items synchronised with Signagelive, by viewing the details of the room at any time within the Calendar Integration application.

Please Note

You cannot, edit, delete, or create calendar items within the Signagelive Calendar Integration application.

Set up a Calendar App

Watch this video to learn about the final stage of setting up your Calendar integration, adding and configuring the Calendar App within a Playlist:

Please Note

If you wish to show the Calendar App for a long period of time, or it is the only asset in your playlist, we recommend, setting the duration to a long period of time. This is because the App refreshes its data in the background and there is no need for the whole App to be reloaded on a regular basis. If you have the duration set to a short time, then you will see a short flash while the App reloads.

When published to your player/s, the App itself calls out to the Signagelive Calendar API and will show the calendar items based on the preferences chosen.

Disconnecting an account

To disconnect a Google/Office365 account, this is done in the same place as when authorising an account. When clicking the “disconnect” button, any rooms which have been created using a calendar linked to the account will be deleted, along with any calendar items synchronised for those rooms.

Any Calendar Apps using an API key for these rooms, will also no longer show any calendar items.

Calendar App Preferences

  • API Key: The API Key which defines the room for which Meetings are shown.

  • Maximum Number of Meetings to Show: The maximum number of meetings will be shown in the list views of the Apps.

  • Show Only Today’s Meetings: If there are less than the maximum number of meetings happening today, should meetings for the following days be shown.

  • Timeline Start Time: If the App has a timeline, what is the earliest time to show a meeting on the timeline for.

  • Timeline End Time: If the App has a timeline, what is the latest time to show a meeting on the timeline for.

  • Timeline Segment Duration: If the App has a timeline, what duration segments should the timeline be split into.

How can I find out more?

More information about the content and Apps within the Marketplace is available in this Help Centre section. You can also speak with the Signagelive Support Team via Live Chat or by emailing [email protected].

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