Using Apptoto with GoDaddy to send appointment reminders

If you use GoDaddy’s Online Calendar to track your appointments, then you can easily send appointment reminders using Apptoto’s ICS (aka “iCalendar” support).

Step 1) Determine your ‘Publish URL’

The first step in this process is to determine what the iCalendar url is for your GoDaddy calendar.  To do that follow these steps:

Log into http://login.secureserver.net/ as you normally do to access your GoDaddy calendar, then:

  1. Click “Settings”
  2. Click “Share Calendars”
  3. Click the “Enable publish URL” button

After you’ve clicked “Enable publish URL”, the url will show up for that calendar.  Copy that URL to the clipboard.

Step 2) Add iCalendar calendar to Apptoto

Now log into Apptoto via https://www.apptoto.com/login

  1. Go to the “Settings” > “Calendars” tab
  2. Click “Add”
  3. Click “iCalendar” as the type of calendar you would like to add
  4. Name the calendar “GoDaddy” (or something you will recognize)
  5. Paste the URL into the URL field
  6. Click “Add Calendar”

 

Once you’ve followed the steps below, Apptoto will fetch all the appointments from your GoDaddy calendar once an hour.  Unfortunately, Apptoto is *not* able to update your GoDaddy calendar with the result of the reminders (i.e. it can not add [CONFIRMED] to appointments), so we recommend you review the “Notification” settings on the “Settings” > “Notifications” tab in Apptoto and make sure you’ll be notified when clients confirm/cancel/etc.