CalTweet (also showing itself as CalendarTweet) is like a little toolset in a site. They list that you can do the following:
- auto retweet – we consider this a bad idea normally
- control frequency of updates – as in schedule event notice tweets
- promote events with rsvp service – now that is nice
They do provide authorization via oAuth, but this is where I was not happy. First off, they made my account auto follow them without any warning at all when authorizing that was noticeable to me.
Second, I could not even view the help or see how to use the site without logging in. I was presented with a nice warning when I clicked to see more it could do:
Please Log in
You can’t access this page unless you log in by clicking “login via Twitter” in the top right corner kid! Thanks
Check you later.
Now I don’t know about you, but I like to read help files, see a video or something before authorizing you to access my account. A big #fail on that one.
Well I used one of the test accounts and logged in. I get my Twitter background with a cover allowing me to create an event with all of the standard items. Location, times, name, date, tags, etc etc. At the bottom though I was able to tweet the event and have it repeat sending tweets a specific number of times per day. The default was 4.
You can view all the upcoming events by city while ads run down the right side. Keep in mind I saw variances on some city names, like E Atlanta versus Atlanta.
When you open an event, you see how many views, who’s going and more details, like a map. On the right, while inside the event, ignoring the ads crammed in, you can retweet, share, follow the creator, embed the invite and RSVP for the event itself.
A cool add-on with some minor I changes and definite need for help files that are accessible before logging in.