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  • pit 12:16 pm on May 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Nokia Ovi Store launched! 

    Nokia has finally launched his Ovi Store!

    Ovi Store by Nokia is now available globally to an estimated 50 million Nokia device owners across more than 50 Nokia devices, including the forthcoming flagship device, the Nokia N97.

    Starting from today, on a first set of Nokia devices, you can start purchasing and downloading applications from the Ovi Store client on your device.

    And, if you’re a developer, you can finally start to distribute your content to all Nokia users around the globe! :)

  • pit 4:47 pm on April 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Gcal update: version 0.3.5 with manual timezone setting 

    After a while far from Gcal development (due to a lot of undercover work :) ) here is a new update for the Java ME Google Calendar client, specifically released to fix the different timezone issues that various users are reporting.

    With version 0.3.5 it’s now possible to manually set the preferred timezone from the application Settings screen. To do so, you have 2 choices:

    • If you want to use the timezone sent by Google Calendar server, you can set to “Yes” the “Use server timezone?” option
    • If you want to explicitly set your timezone, then set the previous option to “No“, and then specify your timezone offset in the “Timezone” field

    If you have problems with timezone in your GCal client, then you should definitely update. Just update from within GCal (“Options” -> “More..” -> “Check updates”), or download version 0.3.5 from here:

    JAD file is also available for download here: Gcal JAD download.

    • Laura 12:32 pm on May 4, 2009 Permalink

      Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

      One other request–is there a way to make it able to see a month view at a time? Or can it do that now and I just don’t know how?

      Thanks so much!!!

    • Dirk Kotze 9:41 am on May 6, 2009 Permalink

      Thank you for the time-zone functionality.

    • morguena 6:41 pm on May 7, 2009 Permalink

      in an n70 when it comes to loading the calendar closes the program automatically or gives the error java.io.IOException: -36
      ¿¿¿One of the questions is whether the program works offline or if there is to be connected?

    • Louis de Lange 11:06 pm on May 12, 2009 Permalink

      Phone: Samsung SCH-R610. Version 0.3.3 used to work. Then it stopped working. When I try to enter my password the text window on the phone allows me to input my full password, but when I accept the password and the screen returns back to the gcal login screen it only shows the first 5 character of the password. Obviously google won’t allow me to log in without the full password. Upgraded to 0.3.5, but same problem.

    • s t 6:19 pm on May 15, 2009 Permalink

      I use Willcom WX341K (PHS).
      I installed and ran Gcal.jad

      But I can not login google account.
      I can not push “Login” button,
      and “Exit” button.
      I can push “Cancel” / “Ok” button….

    • PB 9:25 am on May 27, 2009 Permalink

      Thank you for the time-zone functionality.

    • Nuno Gomes 2:39 pm on June 3, 2009 Permalink


      I’m not able to download the jad part using the provided link.

      By the way: do you foresee to have an “edit event” functionality


    • pit 2:48 pm on June 3, 2009 Permalink

      Hi all,

      @Laura: month and week views are planned, and should be included in a future release. Cannot give precise timeplan about it :(

      @morguena: thanks for your feedback, I’ll check your issue and let you know what I find. GCal works online. Browing events offline would be a nice functionality, but it is not currently implemented.

      @Louis de Lange: unfortunately this is a known issue, but I currently have not a fix for it. I’m actually working on it, and hope to have good news asap :) The five ‘*’ are only for security purposes, to avoid displaying the exact length of the typed password.

      @s t: unfortunately I have not that device to make tests, but I’ll check if I can find a fix for it.

      @Nuno Gomes: which error do you get when downloading the JAD? Edit functionality is surely planned, hope to include it in a very next release!


    • Thomas Gehring 8:50 am on June 7, 2009 Permalink

      is there a way to display Google´s tasks? They don´t show up on my calenders.


    • Grigory 6:39 pm on June 10, 2009 Permalink

      Hi, I can’t create a new event in my Google Calendar. When I click Create, program write “Error while saving new event (java.lang.Exeption:CODE:403)”.
      Reading calendar is Ok.

      Help me please
      What setting I can changed in Google that it work???
      or is it bag????

      Sorry for my English ))))

    • Grigory 7:04 pm on June 10, 2009 Permalink

      Philips Xenium X800

    • Julie 9:18 am on July 18, 2009 Permalink

      Hi Pit

      I’ve just installed this version on my Nokia N97 (previously had an E90), and all day events are showing up in the following day’s events list, saying “To All Day” (which is a strange phrase in itself).

      I’m pretty sure this didn’t used to happen on the previous version of GCal which was installed on my old phone.

      Then I realised that Use server timezone was set to No with Timezone +01:00 by default (I think the default should be to use it, as it was in previous versions where you had no choice). Setting Use server timezone to Yes fixed the problem. Presumably with a manual offset of +1, gCal thought All Day finishes at 1:00am?


    • Marty 8:49 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink

      Love the GCal app but 0.3.5 doesn’t handle Eastern Time Zone “All-Day” events correctly.
      I have an all day event for 10/30 and it shows on 10/29′s list of events. Doesn’t matter what settings I use it will not work correctly. I have it set to be -04:00 and the times show correctly on regular events but the AllDay event is wrong. My Google calendar is set for Eastern GMT-05:00 but if I change Gcal to that my times are off an hour.

    • menetekel 11:37 am on November 13, 2009 Permalink

      Hi Pit, thanks for this GREAT app.

      One question: when I add a new event to my calendar from the app, it does not create a reminder for the it on Google, even though this is set as default on the website. Any way to fix this, please.

      Many thanks,


    • ffffff 1:31 pm on December 19, 2009 Permalink

      When I try to log in, there’s an Exception (javax.microedition.pki.CertificateException). Then I can only click Ok, which returns me to the login screen :-(

    • Elros 3:47 am on December 20, 2009 Permalink

      The jad download link returns this error: Error 404 – Not Found

    • pit 10:18 am on December 21, 2009 Permalink

      Hi all,

      thank you for your precious feedback!

      @Thomas: not yet, will check it out for including them in a future release

      @Grigory: are you creating an event on your personal calendar, or on a shared one?

      @Julie: not noticed yet, but I’ll try to reproduce your problem and see what could be the cause

      @Marty: I’m working to fix this, will release an update as soon as it properly works

      @menetekel: do you refer to mail/sms reminders? Actually, there’s no explicit support yet, but will be surely added in one of the next updates

      Elros: thanks, should be fixed now :)

    • Matt 5:59 pm on January 14, 2010 Permalink

      Is there a way to create repeating events in Gcal?

    • Brandon 11:14 pm on September 30, 2010 Permalink

      This is still a great application that I use quite often.

      The only glitch I have found so far is…
      If Use server timezone = Yes, the correct timezone is used for the primary calendar, but additional calendars do not seem to use the server timezone, so events show at the incorrect time or as All Day.
      If you set Use server timezone = No, and set the timezone manually, then all calendars show the correct time.

      Please continue developing this app! :)

    • Hermano 11:23 pm on December 10, 2010 Permalink

      Hi, there is anyway to setup reminders when creating an event? It would be really nice.

  • pit 11:16 am on March 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    World’s first Flash Lite enabled birthday cake! 

    Anticipating both iPhone and Android, here is the world’s first birthday cake shipping Flash Lite!!

    ..guess the version? :)

    • Tiger79 4:24 pm on April 8, 2009 Permalink

      AUGURONI !!! :D

  • pit 11:47 am on March 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Gcal update: version 0.3.4 to fix login errors 

    Here’s a small update to Gcal, that will hopefully fix (or help to fix) the login errors that some users still encounter on specific devices.

    Give it a try and, if you still get error messages while logging in, leave a comment here specifying the exact message you get. Thanks! :)

    JAD file is also available for download here: Gcal JAD download.

    • crack 6:26 pm on March 21, 2009 Permalink

      New version still with login error.
      Message is:
      Error: Login exceptiom (400)

    • SK 10:06 pm on March 21, 2009 Permalink

      Using this latest update v0.3.4, getting “Error: Login exception (400)” using Samsung Instinct with all latest updates.

    • troy o 11:52 pm on March 21, 2009 Permalink

      version 0.3.3 actually worked on samsung instinct. installed v0.3.4 and get login exception 400 error. uninstalled and reinstalled previous version and now it doesnt work…java exception

    • Marcus 2:49 pm on March 22, 2009 Permalink

      This is a really useful piece of software!
      I have one problem on my N95, however, some of the appointments (but not all of them) are one hour earlier than they should be. This is sadly a major problem since it is not the same for all appointments :)
      Is this a problem you are aware of?

      Thank you so much for the software however!

    • Dirk Kotze 11:03 am on March 23, 2009 Permalink

      Hi. Thank you for fixing the errors. Another small thing, the event times are only displayed in GMT time, which doesn’t make sense for myself (workin on GMT+2hr time). Otherwise, well done and thank you.

    • Cliff 7:48 pm on March 23, 2009 Permalink

      Hey — looks like a great piece of software.

      I’m getting an error message when I try and download the software from the .jad link through the Samsung Instinct M800 browser. It goes to the download screen, I hit “continue download,” and I receive the following text:

      This issue has bee reported.

      Please try again later.


      Invalid content.

      Anything you can do to fix that would be greatly appreciated!

    • Chris 9:59 pm on March 23, 2009 Permalink

      FYI, still have the same Java root certificate expired problem on the Helio Ocean, already reported, thanks… Chris

    • Alberto 9:20 pm on March 30, 2009 Permalink

      ciao! ma sei italiano?
      cmq appena scaricato e installato sul mio touch hd (rom xor nextgen 1.0). funziona alla perfezione tranne che per il già citato problema dell’orario, se ho un appuntamento segnato alle 16.30, il tuo gcal mi indica 14.30. una volta che lo si sa ci si puo’ gestire di conseguenza, ma penso anche che se il bug sia una seccatura :P

      in english: installed on touch hd (rom ita xor nextgen), work fine but the already know bug about gmt time.

    • pit 9:44 am on March 31, 2009 Permalink

      Hi all,

      thank you again for all your precious feedbacks!

      • about the Samsung Insting 400 error: I’m working on this, but I have not this device available, so testing and fixing goes a bit slow, sorry for this
      • about the timezone issues: I’m working fix these problems as well, and hope to release a fixed version asap

      @Chris: unfortunately, I have not a workaround for this issue right now. I should work on a proxy server, but it’s surely not a fast solution :(

      @Cliff: thanks for reporting, I’ll check this and let you know

      @Alberto: sì, sono Italiano :)


    • Alfie 12:36 pm on April 2, 2009 Permalink

      This application is very useful

      Is it possible to add a reminder when setting up an event. I can’t seem to figure this one out.

      If not is it something that could be added, or even use the users default notification settings to automatically add a reminder to an event.


    • Laura 10:37 pm on April 9, 2009 Permalink

      Hi–This is a great app! The only problem for me (I’m using a Lg Vu CU920) is I need the correct time zone. All the times in my calendar are 4 hours later than they should be. I’m assuming they are in Pacific Time, and I need them in Eastern. Unfortunately, I can’t use it for my calendar until that gets fixed–but I’m SOOO looking forward to it!!

      Thanks for all the effort!

    • ivan 1:50 pm on April 14, 2009 Permalink

      hi, I’m sorry to say I cannot login, neither can try it. I mean, in the Account data page I can write my e-mail adress and also the password buy I can’t (or just I don’t know) how to login.

      I see the login command in the down-left part of the screen but I can’t make it works.

      I have a BlackBerry 8320.

      thank you.

    • KL 3:54 pm on April 15, 2009 Permalink

      GCal is great. And as an Samsung Instinct user, if you need any assistance I’d offer my assistance in the effort to resolve the login issue. Please email if this will help you and thank you for your time in building a great app!

    • david 3:50 am on April 21, 2009 Permalink

      the login button disappears so cant login

    • Guillaume 2:02 pm on April 21, 2009 Permalink

      I have 2 hours wrong between Google Calendar and what appears in GCal

    • Guillaume 11:09 am on April 22, 2009 Permalink

      The only problem for me (I’m using a Lg KF700) is I need the correct time zone. All the times in my calendar are 2 hours earlier than they should be.

    • Adeel 9:41 pm on April 22, 2009 Permalink

      can someone fix this app so it would work with samsung instinct, keeps getting 400 exception error…

    • Laura 2:41 pm on April 30, 2009 Permalink

      Any idea when we can get the time zone issue fixed?? I’m really wanting this app, but can’t use it if the time zone can’t be switched to Eastern!!

      Please please??


    • byron 10:40 pm on August 11, 2009 Permalink

      Hi I have a Sony C510 and I am able to enter my email address but, when I enter p/w, it does not pick up all the characters and thus, I cannot log in.

    • blackadder1st 1:56 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink

      Same as Byron. I have a 9 figure password but when I ‘OK’ it only shows 5 *s. When I click on Login, it sits at Logging In at the top right corner for ever, and doesn’t actually log in. I am using a CECT i9 3G phone on O2 network if it makes any difference.

      The lack of calendar on the i9 phone is one of its major letdowns, so if I could just get GCal working and sync my calendar, I’d have my ‘iPhone’.


    • pit 2:01 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink


      @blackadder1st and @byron: only 5 ‘*’ characters are displayed as a security practice, but all the password characters are correctly used when logging in. So, the login issue is probably related to something else.

      Since I have not these devices, I have to get them to test GCal on, and spot out which are the issues.

      Will keep you updated :)


    • Mays 4:26 pm on November 9, 2009 Permalink

      Gostaria de poder utilizar o GCAL no Brasil, mas para isso, deve ser possível mudar o fuso. Já estava acostumada a utilizar o GCAL, mas quando entrou em vigor o horário de verão, fiquei impossibilitada. Por favor, corrijam este detalhe!

    • Sogo 7:58 pm on January 12, 2011 Permalink

      The latest version I save in my SE W800 as J2ME phone still got error while retrieving data. I could login to my Google Calendar but ” Error while retrieving events” appeared.

  • pit 5:16 pm on March 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Gcal version 0.3.3: more fixes and S60 1st/2nd edition support 

    After some days away from Gcal, due to a lot of work going on in these days, here’s an update that will hopefully solve some of the issues related to accessing your calendar data, and various other bugs, including:

    • Wrong saving of “All day” events
    • Wrong time of events saved on device calendar
    • Various other unhandled Exceptions that were causing crashes of the application

    In this release, a first support for previous Nokia Series60 editions (specifically: 1st and 2nd editions) has also been added, so you should now be able to use Gcal on your beloved Nokia 6600 :)

    And, for those who still experience problems, more meaningful error messages have been set, so that it’ll be easier to spot out and solve the issues. So, when reporting a problem, please also add the exact error message you get in the related error popup. Thanks! :)

    If your mobile phone also needs a JAD file, you can download it from here: download Gcal JAD.

    • CRiley 8:59 pm on March 16, 2009 Permalink

      Could you post a .JAD for easy download directly to phones that require it?

    • pit 10:31 am on March 17, 2009 Permalink

      Hi CRiley,

      I’ve added the JAD file as well, thanks for the hint!


    • Julie 12:43 pm on March 23, 2009 Permalink


      Thanks for the update. However, I don’t think I’ve ever successfully installed an update using gCal’s own Update option :-(

      I have automatic checking turned off, but chose to manually check for updates when I saw the posting about the new version. It downloaded OK, asked if I wanted to update from version x to version y, asked if I wanted to save data, but failed at the final step, just saying “Failed to install!” (or words to that effect – sorry if I haven’t got the exact message).

      After that, I could no longer run gCal.

      I downloaded it manually from the link and tried to install manually. Identical problem.

      The only way I could complete the update was to reboot my phone, and then manually download from the web link and install again.

      I have a Nokia E90, S60 3rd edition.

      Thanks for adding the day name at the top of the screen – it’s a big improvement.

      I was a bit surprised to find there’s no option to edit an appointment – but maybe I’m just missing something? I had an appointment that I realised I needed to change, so being unable to find an edit option, I thought I’d duplicate and then delete the original, but Options | Actions | Duplicate just sits there and does nothing (it doesn’t dismiss the dialog box or anything). All I can do is press Cancel. Select/OK do nothing.

      Having had that problem, I’ve tried all the other options available from an appointment to see what happens for me:

      Add comment works, and View comment works, but if I try to View a comment immediately after adding it (i.e. without exiting the event), it says No comments for this event.

      Send via SMS works.

      Copy to Calendar prompts for calendars, but tells me “There was an reror while copying the event”.

      Save locally asks “Allow application Gcal to write user data?” However, whatever I answer, I can “Error while saving even on local calendar” (This message makes sense if I allowed it to, but it couldn’t, but I shouldn’t see it if I say No to Allow application …
      The event really DOESN’T get copied to my local calendar.

      Delete prompts with an “Do you want to delete this event?”, but then say yes, I see a “Deleting” progress report in the top right hand corner, but then I get an error message “There was an error while trying to delete this event (409)” – and checking with the computer, the event hasn’t been deleted.

      All of these tests were done on the same event without exiting the event at all.

      NB: Exiting the event and selecting it again allowed my just-added comment to be seen.

      Can’t see an About menu option to report a version number, but Check Updates says my version is up to date ;-).


    • pit 9:47 am on March 31, 2009 Permalink

      Hi Julie,

      thanks a lot for the detailed feedback! A report worth of the best beta tester!! :)

      About the various points, I’ll dig into them and try to fix most of them for the next release.


    • Kamal 5:54 am on April 16, 2009 Permalink

      Tried downloading the .jad file with the inbuilt browser for Samsung SPH-M520 (Sprint service), getting the following error
      The issue has been reported. Please try again later.

      Invalid Content

    • pit 4:51 pm on April 30, 2009 Permalink

      Hi Kamal,

      thanks for the feedback! There was actually a problem with the JAD download. Now it should be fixed, so you could retry to download GCal.


    • Sneekin 9:59 pm on May 17, 2009 Permalink

      Question – I’m trying to run this on a Sprint Blackberry Curve 8330 – on the login screen, I can put in the name, password, and can click the save password checkbox – but I can’t click the save or exit, and there’s no way to connect! Help! I looked for older versions on the site, but there aren’t any. Will this work on a sprint blackberry?


  • pit 11:50 am on February 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Gcal 0.3.2: fix for GMT timezone issue 

    Small update for Gcal, that fixes some bugs reported by users, as:

    • “All day” wrongly shown for all events, for some particular timezones (e.g.: GMT)
    • Right softkey not working on popups on some specific Nokia devices

    You can download the latest version from the download button here, or directly updating from inside Gcal itself.

    • Julie 1:52 pm on February 23, 2009 Permalink

      Thanks Pit.

      I’m now correctly getting timed entries in gCal. Only showing the Calendars which had entries is great, but it does have one slight issue. If no calendars have entries, you just see a blank page. It would be helpful to have a message that says “No entries for today”, as otherwise you’re left wondering whether it’s finished (or even started) searching.

      Also, it would useful to have the day name in the header for the page (e.g. Mon 23/02/09 instead of just 23/02/2009).


    • pit 1:10 pm on February 24, 2009 Permalink

      Hi Julie,

      thanks for the tips, they’ll be surely included in next Gcal update :)


    • Stella 8:56 am on March 13, 2009 Permalink

      Hey how did you get the form elements to have colors, can u give me an insight on that. i’ve been trying to set the background color of forms and form elements in j2me for a long time now

      thanks in advance

    • Dirk 7:28 am on March 16, 2009 Permalink

      I am struggling to get GCal working on my phone. I have a Samsung L760i. When I launch the app on my phone, I usually get a ‘There was an error while loading calendars data.’ After a number of Retrys my calendars start to load, but then I get an ‘Error while retrieving events’ error, leaving me with no calendar information to browse. Any suggestions? Thanks

    • pit 5:21 pm on March 16, 2009 Permalink

      Hi all,

      @Stella: I’m not using forms within Gcal, but low level graphics (e.g.: Canvas)

      @Dirk: I’ve just released a new Gcal version, that will hopefully solve this kind of issues. Give it a try and, if you still encounter this error, please report to me the exact error message that you get (now it should be more meaningful)


    • Cliff 3:22 am on March 29, 2009 Permalink

      Sorry to report I’m still getting the “Error: Login exception (400)” message many Samsung Instinct users have reported.

      Any plans for a fix to this?

    • Guillaume 2:00 pm on April 21, 2009 Permalink

      I use GCal on my LG and i have a 2 hours error on times between real times and times on my screen in GCal

    • pit 4:54 pm on April 30, 2009 Permalink


      @Cliff: thanks for your feedback, you help would be surely useful. I should be able to setup a test version in the next days, so that you can test it

      @Guillame: check out version 0.3.5, where you can manually specify your timezone (or simply pickup the timezone sent by Google Calendar itself), and check if it helps with your timezone issue :)


    • John 10:55 pm on May 7, 2009 Permalink

      Hi Pit,

      Do you think there’s any way of caching events that have already been loaded? Currently when you change day and then go back again it seems to re-download all the information.


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