There’s another cracking Carnival this week at VoIP Survivor. Apart from another contribution from Steve, my personal favourite was Jonathan Greene wondering if Palm’s Synergy is a game changer. He observes that:
Sync is just too damn hard and even when it works well across systems you typically end of up data that’s intermingled poorly.
Absolutely. I’ve had some utter balls-ups trying to sync stuff before, not aided by prompts such as “Are you ready to accept changes?”, without any of those changes being identified. And I’ve certainly found it as well with my iPhone. Syncing to iTunes works like a charm, but things got a bit screwy when I allowed iTunes to sync to Gmail as well.
The commenters to Jonathan’s post expand on the difference between sync and aggregated view. Perhaps phones should stop trying to sync, run an embedded web server instead, and interact with them through a browser? Much simpler.
This and other excellent articles are available at: http://blog.radvision.com/voipsurvivor/2009/01/26/the-carnival-is-back-in-town-carnival-of-the-mobilists-158/