Thursday, October 02, 2008

One reason we don't see gSync for the iPhone

We all want Blackberry-like Google Sync to Google Calendar.

Here's one reason why we're waiting ...
A touch of Cocoa: inside the iPhone SDK: Page 2

... Apple also provides access to some system-wide data in the form of the address book, with both model and view classes exposed to developers. The equivalent classes for the calendar data, which only recently appeared in the desktop OS, are missing from the iPhone. Here's hoping we don't have to wait for 3.0 for them to appear...
Since Google Sync would be competing with MobileMe there may be other obstacles to App Store distribution, but first we need an iPhone API for

See also SyncML.

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