Unified PIM

thomas.cooksey at bt.com thomas.cooksey at bt.com
Wed Sep 26 19:49:43 CEST 2007

>I guess my only comment is that while I don't really care which
>interface people use on their phones, it seems like the data interfaces
>should be the same... If I open up qtopia phone edition and look at my
>contacts or maybe even edit them and then close it down and open up my
>OM interface and look at them, they should be the same.  All edit are
>visible.. No double entry.

Agreed, but I'd take it one step further. Given the neo has an internet connection, why can't PIM data be stored on a web server and just cached locally. Couldn't you then integrate that into desktop PIM applications too?

Ok, so this isn't a new idea. :-) Evolution Data Server supports integration to groupware backends, but from what I've seen, these are enterprise-class groupware servers designed for corporations. I can't seem to find anything designed for the consumer, an internet-accessible groupware server I can sign up to and store my contacts in a single place.

The problem is not local - I'd be surprised if Embedded EDS couldn't be adapted to store it's data on a server and just use a cached dataset locally. The problem is that this requires some server infrastructure and so far I've yet to find something which will do it. Has anyone else seen this done?



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