Google Sync

Google Sync: Now for the iPhone!

Monday, February 9th, 2009 | Personal | 1 Comment

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It enables push notifications for contacts and calendars (on both the iPhone and Windows Mobile)!

I’ve been waiting for this one for quite a while.  Currently I used a complex scheme of Outlook, Google Calendar Sync, and still don’t get all the great contact functionality (I could, but it was too annoying to setup — plus I hate all of the useless Gmail contacts).

If you have push notification  enabled on your iPhone, you get push updates.  

This is essentially an extension of the push functionality for Exchange servers.  

Some others have posted on this:

Google Mobile Blog – Google Sync Beta for iPhone, WinMo, and SyncML Phones
Mashable – Finally: Google Sync Comes to iPhone and Windows Mobile


In looking at the instructions, they say that all of your contacts and calendar information will be deleted.  You should backup your data:

PC Instructions
Mac Instructions

Below is a video of how Google Sync works:

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