Open source syncing, simplified

FUNAMBOL

Article from Issue 87/2008
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Keeping contact and calendar data in sync across devices and applications is not a new problem, but it is still a problem. Funambol offers an open source syncing solution.

Funambol is enterprise-level open source software that provides an elegant and powerful syncing solution. To demonstrate what Funambol can do for you, I’ll look at an example scenario in which I use a combination of the Mozilla Thunderbird mail client and Lightning calendar module as my primary tool for managing contacts and calendar data on a desktop machine or laptop. While on the move, I’d like to access this data on my mobile phone via its built-in address book and calendar applications.

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