19 Sep 2012 - Münster (by James)

Introducing our improved public calendars and new affiliate system!

We've been working really hard at fruux over the past couple of weeks and today, we're pleased to release a new version of our service, which should all be ready and waiting for you when you log in!

Firstly, we're pleased to announce our new public calendar interface, so when you receive a link to a shared calendar, you can open it up in your browser and view all the events on it, without having to open up and import all the events into your calendar program!

Of course, this is great if you're on the move and just want to check out a schedule quickly, or if you want to view a calendar without having to import it manually – great for big events or conferences. If you do want to import it then just click on the Subscribe button, where it will automatically be imported into your default calendar program.

The second great feature about this release is our new affiliate system. We here at fruux appreciate the value of sharing, so we've been racking our brains to try and find a great way of rewarding our fellow account holders for spreading the love about our service. So, starting today, every account holder who invites another person to fruux will get a free calendar share (and there's absolutely no limit, either) for their account.

All you have to do is enter your friend's e-mail address – we'll then send them a unique link to sign up to fruux. Once they've done so, you'll get a free calendar share on us! You can invite as many friends as you want, unlike other affiliate programs we don't penalise you for sharing too much!

We've also changed and optimised over 3,000 lines of code in this release so fruux should run smoother, faster and with less CPU load. And for those of you asking about our upcoming Team product, development for it is well under way. There's a lot to do and we can't give you a precise release date but trust us, it's coming!

And if you've got any questions about this release (or anything else in general) then don't be shy – get in touch with us! We're reachable via Twitter, Facebook and good old email. Also, don't be afraid to suggest any new features for upcoming releases – we really appreciate customer feedback and improvements and each and every suggestion is considered in great detail.

About James

Nothing pleases James more than the smell of the countryside and the atmosphere of his university city of Birmingham. Follow him on Twitter.

fruux is a free service that looks after your contacts, calendars and tasks so you don't have to. It makes sure that they are always in sync, no matter which device or operating system you're using. If you've not tried it yet, then why not check us out and let us know what you think! And if you're already using fruux, then we'd love to hear your thoughts and comments. You can also suggest a feature for any upcoming releases or tweet us: @fruux.