Meetings different timezones

Hi,
on our Iphones we have a Calendar App and also the standard IOS Calendar is supporting different time zones.
Unfortunately if we sinc the through z-push/Activesync to our kopano Server only the event it self is synced but not the time zone information.
Is this a normal behaviour?
If I check than later the event as a example on the Ipad in the same App the hint that this event scheduled -4 hours (New York time zone) is gone.

As a example, I set a event NYC time zone 12.00pm in the App on my Iphone, than the event is visible in the Webapp at 18.00 Berlin time zone (which is the location of the kopano Server and his time zone)…if I now viewing the calendar entry on the Ipad the event is 18.00 Berlin time zone but should be there 12.00pm NYC time zone.

Which is a little bit sad, think a business collaboration and pim suite should be able to work with different time zones, or did I misunderstand or over read something?

Best Carmen

Hi @ckraut,

on my first read if your post I had the impression that timezone information get lost in your calendar. e.g. an appointment that you have created at 11:00 GMT-4, is now displayed at 11:00 GMT+2. But that isn’t actually the case, is it?

What you are looking for is an indicator that 11:00 of my local time, is 5:00 in New York, correct?

@fbartels
thank you for your replay.
Yes and no I looking for a solution if some one has several meetings around the world then he has 2 ways to do that.
Case one setting up all the meetings in one time zone like Berlin and if a meeting starts at 12:00 NJC time zone set them up also 12:00 Berlin time zone…then you have to deactivate, as a example on the iPhone, that the time zone would be synchronized through the network. I worked this way the last years, but it’s not really great in case the reminders are not really working and the widgets don’t show the actual stats.

Now I used the iPhone Calender and Fantastical 2 App to planing events and I can choose there the time zone for this event …unfortunatley if this information is synced to kopan/z-push the information is lost in to bit and bites nirvana…it seems that kopan/z-push do not support time zone information…I also can’t setup an event in kopano webapp with a certain time zone.
I don’t know if this is working with outlook in case outlook can store different time zones.
The only thing I can say is, that this information is lost and will not be recognised if the calender is synced between different devices.

I don’t know…is it understandable ?

@ckraut said in Meetings different timezones:

Now I used the iPhone Calender and Fantastical 2 App to planing events and I can choose there the time zone for this event …unfortunatley if this information is synced to kopan/z-push the information is lost in to bit and bites nirvana

then this must be a bug in the fantastical app, because that works just like you explained in the stock ios calendar app.

@fbartels

Thank you for yur explanation.
I deleted on both devices the Fantastic app and only used the stick ios calendar app.
If I create a event on the ipad which synchronised the event to kopano/z-push and later I open the event on the iPhone than the time zone information is gone…I made some screen shots to show that…
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Ah, the pictures help. So its not about the timezone information getting “lost” (as the appointment is still stored at the right time), but the mobile client shows an additional line that seems not to be kept.

Since this is then rather about Z-Push than WebApp I’ll move your topic. Still needs further investigation if this is reproducible.

@fbartels great, thank you…thought it could be interesting for several users…

@ckraut can you confirm that this extra bit of information only gets lost when the appointment is modified by another client than the iOS device?

@fbartels ups…sorry Felix, thought I answered this…

I can’t confirm that…it probably goes on the way to the server lost.
If a meeting is set in the Iphone stock Calendar at NYC Timezone 11.00am and than synced to kopano then I think z-push converts this to Berlin Time zone and then the meeting is placed at 6pm.
So z-push converts them, this is what I recognized from my point of view.
In one way or another it is also plausible in case you have no possibility in kopano webapp or deskapp to set a time zone stamp.
If it’s then synced to other devices then they getting the information 6pm which is clear under this circumstances.
Think there is now information about the time zone in kopano’s Database.
If my description is true, then I suggest a feature request to add this feature…
Think if you work internationally over several time zones then this should work otherwise you will miss sometimes a meeting or you will be late or early.

Best Carmen

@ckraut said in Meetings different timezones:

Think there is now information about the time zone in kopano’s Database.

That is an invalid observation. Actually everything is stored with a timezone and clients convert the time to your location timezone.

You can easily observe this when you create an appointment in webapp, change the timezone of your client and reload webapp. The appointment will the be shown according to your new timezone.

@fbartels ok…
But why is it not possible to set a time zone in the web app…it’s ture, the time is converted but if you syncronice them to a 3rd device then time zone is lost…we getting then only the converted time…

@ckraut said in Meetings different timezones:

But why is it not possible to set a time zone in the web app

Simply because it is not implemented.

@ckraut said in Meetings different timezones:

we getting then only the converted time

Which I would argue is everything you need in most of the use cases. If you need to participate in a meeting then the most crucial information for you is when that meeting takes place according to the timezone you are currently situated in. For this it is irrelevant what the exact time would be according to a foreign timezone.

check your php.ini time zone what does it show?