Another one of those boring IT updates but this is in relation to an item that came up in the membership survey – the website calendar isn’t very mobile friendly with the event details bubble clearing its contents when you try and scroll the screen. The developers have been pestered about it but they’re not answering. It’s still the best calendar for our purposes so we’re kinda stuck with it for now.
To make things a little more bearable for mobile users I have set up a script that populates the club’s Google My Business (GMB) presence with our calendar events. The GMB posts feature became available in June last year but you could only manually post things. Recently they updated it so now you can programmatically create/edit/delete posts.
So now when you search for ‘bushrangers mtb‘ or something similar on Google, you’ll see the club’s Google My Business box with all the club’s information, and now event posts. This shows up on mobile quite nicely as you can see below.