Those of you with iCal feeds set up for Timetastic (and that's....almost everyone) will know sometimes it just won't update and you'll have no idea why. Is it Outlook? Timetastic? The Internet? Thanos?
Well it's time we helped with that. So for all of our users we're now reporting iCal feed hits back to Timetastic. This means you now know when your calendar app last checked in and as a result, whether it's up to date.
In your calendar feeds page you'll see the latest fetch time when hovering on the clock (and if we can identify it, the service that checked in):
Seeing orange icons there means it's been more than 24 hours since the last poll, so your calendar app is having issues contacting us.
As the amount of data we gather from this grows, we're hoping to both improve our iCal update rate and identify problem clients so we can work around specific issues. We're building up a data set using all of our iCal hit data over the next few months so hopefully we can start to identify trends and issues that crop up.