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Old 10-14-2006, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Software to share BlackBerry calendar via Google Calendar

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There is software now available to share BlackBerry calendars over the air using Google Calendars as intermediate servers. Check Google.
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is software now available to share BlackBerry calendars over the air using Google Calendars as intermediate servers. Check Google.
Do you mean GCALSYNC - synchronize your phone with Google Calendar ?

If not then what? Link me please.
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Can't post the link, but can direct you to a search engine

No, this software isn't a Google syncer, but it does that as a by-product. However, I'm a new user and can't post a URL. The easiest way is to go to Google and look for the keyword xxxxxxx, with your other criteria.

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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Is it secure to use this 3rd party software? My concern is I don't want my calendar info to be stored somewhere else other than google calendar.
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Do you mean this? xxxxxxx.com LLC
Someone care to take a stab out of this and let us know if it works?

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Exclamation forget it!

works about as well as gcalsync NOT!

Thank heavens for the delete command!

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SO, I take it somone has attempted this thing and it sucks. I still can't get Gcalsync to work.
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Question Can you please be more precise?

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works about as well as gcalsync NOT!

Thank heavens for the delete command!
Can you be precise about what doesn't work? We have satisfied customers already using the software. If you have found something that they have not and we have not in our testing, then we will be glad to fix it for you.

Also, comparing this to GCalSync is like comparing apples to oranges. One is about technology; another uses technology to solve a problem.
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Default Try it on an 8700

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works about as well as gcalsync NOT!

Thank heavens for the delete command!
I see from your public profile that you are using a 7250.
This software was written for the BlackBerry 8700 or newer using OS version 4.1.0.284 or better. It's defined as such at Handango, where it's for sale. We will make it explicit on our web site as well. Apologies for the omission.
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Also, comparing this to GCalSync is like comparing apples to oranges. One is about technology; another uses technology to solve a problem.
One example is our approach to resolving inconsistencies (events modified on both sides in between syncs). We built what our users wanted as a solution to our target problem. To the best of our (limited) knowledge of GCalSync, it has a different behaviour in this case. Since we are targeting pairs of people who would like to share events and perhaps modify each others' schedules, when an event is modified on the handheld and on the Google Calendar between syncs, it is split and mirrored on the other side. That's what our users wanted and it makes sense. The two parties can then agree on a resolution of the inconsistency by talking to each other. There is clearly no one technical solution to this inconsistency if you are trying to solve the problem that we are trying to solve.
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Default Please don't jump to conclusions

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SO, I take it somone has attempted this thing and it sucks. I still can't get Gcalsync to work.
I see that you have a BlackBerry Pearl. We have customers using this software on the Pearl and none have complained (yet!), but we have not tested it on this handheld ourselves. Please, before you accept the claim that it "sucks", try it yourself. If you have questions, please email our support address in the help file. We believe it works out of the box on your Pearl, and if it does not we will make it work for you.

We specialised in specific platforms because GCalSync tried to be everything to all platforms, and the JSR-75 PIM Java package is optional in J2ME, so everyone has a different implementation, set of quirks and set of bugs. Also, the BlackBerry-specific API has hooks that allow one to do things that you can't do in vanilla J2ME (without a lot of effort: we did design and program a reasonable approximation on our other platforms, with help from an MIT Professor). To the best of our knowledge, GCalSync does not do what we do on our main calendar alone (and it does not have any other calendars, as we do).

Anyway, please try it out and if you have questions, let us know. We would be happy to make it work on your Pearl.
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Is it secure to use this 3rd party software? My concern is I don't want my calendar info to be stored somewhere else other than google calendar.
It must be possible to get the information of the urls connected to from your carrier. They will all be urls of google.com or upcoming.org (which is a yahoo! company).

If you are serious about this limitation, then please send email to our support address (in the help files) and we can discuss setting up a secure protocol with you (as long as it satisfies US import/export restrictions; we are based in the US).
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Random - I have a 7130c on Cingular, running software version 4.1.351. I downloaded the "try" version of the application. I setup the primary calendar and set the days to 30. I left everything else blank. I have only 2 events within the next 30 days on my blackberry calendar and no events on my google calendar.

When I try to run a sync I get a message about an uncaught exception and too many something or others.

Any advice?
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Random - I have a 7130c on Cingular, running software version 4.1.351. I downloaded the "try" version of the application. I setup the primary calendar and set the days to 30. I left everything else blank. I have only 2 events within the next 30 days on my blackberry calendar and no events on my google calendar.

When I try to run a sync I get a message about an uncaught exception and too many something or others.

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First, we designed the software to run on an 8700 or later using 4.1.0.284 or later. It may not run on your hardware . However, we will try our best to make it work for you.

From your brief description, it looks like there may be too many open connections. This would happen if, e.g., you were running IM or IRC software on your BlackBerry. Our software uses only one connection, which it closes and reopens; inefficient but necessary for a handheld with very limited concurrent connections.

If you are running IM or IRC software, then try logging out and running it again.

If that doesn't work, please send email to [email address] referencing this thread with the exact error message(s) and the exact operating system version (Options->About, third line on my 8700g), and we can continue this offline. We will try our utmost to get this to work for you.
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Default Actually, we can make it work for earlier BlackBerries too

A request from a potential user led us to realize that our vanilla J2ME solution would work on earlier BlackBerries. The vanilla J2ME interface on a BlackBerry is not pretty, so we are working on the UI, but there is evidence that it will work. Stay tuned!
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It doesn't seem to work, Im not sure why my fonts are going a little bit off on my 8700.
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It doesn't seem to work, Im not sure why my fonts are going a little bit off on my 8700.
Please send email to [email address] I use this myself on an 8700g and have never had problems. I'm sure we can figure this out. Thanks.
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