BBC Programme Calendar to iCal Works in Outlook 2007

A little while ago, I created a mini mash up that used the BBC’s programme API to find programs with a specific keyword in and then convert that data into an iCal file.

I thought it would be a good test to see if Outlook 2007 can import the date from the mash-up. The good news is that it can, and it is easy to do.

Simply go to your account settings menu, and then click on the internet calendars tab, click "new" and then enter the URL for the programme timetable that you want to see. [http://www.kinlan.co.uk/bbc/football]. Outlook does the rest!

About Me: Paul Kinlan

I lead the Chrome Developer Relations team at Google.

We want people to have the best experience possible on the web without having to install a native app or produce content in a walled garden.

Our team tries to make it easier for developers to build on the web by supporting every Chrome release, creating great content to support developers on web.dev, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser compatibility, and some of the best developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.