iPhone Contacts Sync : my way or the highway
February 26, 2011 9:04 PM Subscribe
Looking for recommendations for a *private* "sync-your-iPhone-contacts/PIMdata-to-the-cloud" solution.
posted by armoir from antproof case to computers & internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
(Yes, I'm using the term 'Cloud' loosely)
I have an iPhone. I have linux server. I want to wirelessly synch the Contacts on my iPhone to the server.
- Primary purpose is to quickly and frequently backup my iPhone's contacts (I don't connect my iPhone to an iTunes-capable machine very frequently. Hardly ever, in fact).
- Secondary purpose is to have access to my Contacts from various client applications (e.g. Thunderbird etc)
"Private" because I don't want my Contacts be sitting on someone else's server (e.g. Google).
I've taken a look at a few solutions (Funambol, synthesis SyncML servers, along with their respective iPhone client apps) which at first blush seem do-able, but I'm hoping to hear of others' experiences before I dive in & make the investment of time. I'm willing and able to invest the time installing, configuring, and tweaking the necessary software, but I don't want to end up with a buggy "solution" where I end up with duplicate contacts, or can only add or delete contacts from one particular client, etc. *
* I gave it a go with UbuntuOne's phone synch service. The PAID service. The iPhone client worked great but the web-interface sucked bigtime. So I scrapped it (no refund! bah!) and decided to roll my own.