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atlauren 2007-04-23 19:35

SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
Mac OS X has its Sync Services environment, in which applications all hook into common interfaces for the use and exchange of common data -- things like calendar events, address books and tasks. Sound familiar? :D

What's missing, however, is a hook which allows that environment to leverage an external SyncML server. We have a couple thousand users who keep the information inside Oracle Calendar, and they'd love to get that information hooked into OS X's iCal or Address Book applications.

If there was a SyncServices plugin which talked to an external SyncML server, oh what a happy world it would be! :D

luz 2007-05-03 20:35

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
For someone familiar with SyncServices (but not with SyncML), this could probably be done based on our SyncML client engine which exists for Mac OS X. It allows to write custom plugins for data access (C,C++,Java, anything that can generate a dylib). Such a plugin could hook into or interact with SyncServices.
The plugin API is relatively simple, and completely free of SyncML specifics (these are all transparently handled in our SyncML client engine)

atlauren 2007-12-04 05:57

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
Since there'll be a native SDK in February, might we see a Synthesis SyncML client for iPhone/iPod touch?

luz 2007-12-05 12:27

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by atlauren (Post 1260)
Since there'll be a native SDK in February, might we see a Synthesis SyncML client for iPhone/iPod touch?

Definitely :)
See our FAQ on that topic here
We've done some feasibility tests with a hacked iPod touch already, and it looks promising...

darhelp 2008-01-30 01:20

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
I'm hoping that the SyncML client for iPhone/Touch can come pretty quickly. Were I work we are currently evaluating moving our 80 users from Treo/Palms to iPhone/Touch's. The only thing holding this up is, for the most part, sync'ing with our Oracle Calendar server.

So, if you need beta/alpha or other testers...please give us a ring!

Thanks,
Ric

budy 2008-01-31 11:04

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
Hi,

we have already spilled out 40+ iPhones and need syncing capabilities with our Oracle Collab Suite. So I'd be highly interested in doing beta testing for this product.

Cheers,
Budy

Jules1974 2008-01-31 19:38

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
Ditto!!!, beta tester here too. Our company uses syncwise 2005 to groupwise and needs syncml for iphone.

luz 2008-02-08 15:58

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
Be assured, we're working hard already and making good progress to create a Synthesis iPhone client!

darhelp 2008-02-11 03:46

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by luz (Post 1400)
Be assured, we're working hard already and making good progress to create a Synthesis iPhone client!

That is awesome news!! Looking forward to the Apple event the last week of Feb, hoping that it is the release of the SDK!!

-Ric

darhelp 2008-03-06 19:56

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
Cool the iPhone SDK has been released. Any announcements here? please!

atlauren 2008-03-07 01:26

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
I just submitted an application to the enterprise beta. I'm hoping we'll be able to run Synthesis' client within the early beta period.

darhelp 2008-06-09 21:00

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
So, any announcements? The new iPhone was announced today.

atlauren 2008-06-09 22:32

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
Maybe Luz is in San Francisco?

luz 2008-06-14 00:05

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
Hello,

I'm not in San Francisco, but we do have an iPhone SyncML client ready.
As the Apple SDK is still beta and developers still under NDA we can't go into details yet. But as things stand, SDK will probably go final and AppStore will open in the next two or three weeks.

Be assured, we'll send an email to all registered users of our website who have opted in to receive news as soon as we are allowed to share more information. We'll also add a new section for iPhone related discussions in this forum.

So - just a little more patience... July 11th is approaching... :)

darhelp 2008-07-11 00:40

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
So App Store is live...I frantically looked for SyncML....I was disappointed. I hope it will show up soon.

-Ric

darhelp 2008-07-14 02:48

Re: SyncML client for Mac OS X Sync Services
 
So I found the Synthesis SyncML for iPhone pdf. Read it, we extremely disappointed to read about the calendar situation. Since it is the only reason we need SyncML.

I notice it says to go to the app store to get the app, but apparently it is not available to USA app store???

So I hope for one of three things, 1) Apple will open up the calendar on the iPHone to 3rd party access, 2) Another calendar app will appear that SyncML could sync to instead. 3) a SyncML product will be available for Macos iCal to sync to Oracle Calendar, which will then sync to the iPHone calendar (of course this would exclude WIndows users).

Here is hoping and praying this happens soon since the standard Smartphone will be selected in the next couple of weeks.


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