Danton Mendell, dotCal's CEO and a veteran of many startups over the years said "In order to scale dotCal up to the numbers we are anticipating, we needed a calendaring solution that could perform and perform in a stable manner. After looking at a variety of backend calendaring servers we settled on DAViCal."
Morphoss has assisted dotCal in this transition, adding new support for several emerging internet standards into the DAViCal code. Andrew McMillan, Morphoss owner and the primary author of DAViCal since starting the project in 2005 said "it's great when companies like dotCal really 'get' open source software like this. All the work done on DAViCal to support dotCal's great product has been contributed right back into the open source code, where everyone can benefit from it".
DotCal provides a calendar-based business to consumer messaging platform, easily added to any website and styled to match, with a simple interface for customers to subscribe to whole calendars or individual events, and to add them into their own calendar applications without any need for them to create a dotCal account, or use any particular calendaring program.
Mendell says "we started looking at DAViCal because of it's strong drive for compliance with emerging calendaring standards, and the interoperability benefits that we could leverage from that, but we were really convinced when we saw the results of our benchmarking".
DAViCal is a vendor-neutral calendar backend dedicated to supporting emerging calendaring and groupware standards such as CalDAV and CardDAV. The support from dotCal has put effort into more coverage of the CalDAV specifications.
dotCal is an Internet technology start-up founded by Danton Mendell, the founder of 1-800-Support and Pacific Dataware Inc. dotCal is an Internet marketing service that enables desktop and webtop calendar users to communicate event information across a variety of business and consumer calendar programs similar to e-mail and RSS, but connects directly to the online calendars of opt-in businesses and consumers. dotCal allows individual users to connect with friends and families, and enables businesses to communicate calendar events and other useful information directly to the calendars of their customers and their favorite social networks.