Although most modern cell phones have a built-in calendar application, trying to sync your appointments (or remembering to do so) between different devices, such as a smart phone and desktop computer, can be a hassle. An increasingly viable alternative — as mobile web access becomes ubiquitous and more affordable — is to store your data ‘in the clouds’ by using web applications such as those provided by Google and Yahoo. But for this to work requires those companies to create a mobile-friendly version of their web app — which for email, both companies have done, but until now, only Yahoo (out of the two) offered a mobile-friendly version of their calendar app.
In typical Google-like fashion, its mobile version of Calendar is a simple affair — perhaps a little bit too minimalistic. You can browse appointments, and add new ones, but curiously, you don’t seem to be able to edit an existing one.
To check out the mobile-friendly version of Calendar, point your phone’s browser to www.google.com/calendar (or if your device doesn’t redirect automatically, or you want to check out the mobile version from a desktop browser, visit www.google.com/calendar/m).