Sync Google Calendar With Your Phone

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I just found this cool open source application which allows you to synchronize your Google Calendar and your mobile phone. It works for most phones including Blackberry, though I guess its best served on Symbian (considering the source.) I plan to test it out later today and get back to you with more information. You can download it from a WAP browser as well if you go to wap.gcalsync.com.

56 Comments

Paul Bradley

I installed GcalSync on a Nokia E71. It only worked in one direction (upload), it ignored repeats, and it got the time two hours wrong! (Yes, I checked my settings on both phone and Google).
Not much good I’m afraid

John Turnpike

Claiming that NotifyLink is a “complete disaster” is like yelling to the world that you don’t understand technology! NotifyLink works better than GroupWise mobile server.

You should call for tech support rather than make slanderous comments dude!

BB Junkie

Google sync looked like my solution. My enterprise uses NotifyLink which is a complete disaster as a synching product to Groupwise. I synched to Outlook, exported my calendar as a csv file to get all my current entries into Google calendar. Loaded Google sync to my ATT 8800, I was a pig is S _ _ _.

Then… I realized that not all the entries that I was creating were synching. I gave my secretary full editing permission to my calendar (and asked her to keep a record of all changes while I test the syncing.) The initial tests passes. When we moved to “production”, I saw that some appointments that were created on Google calendar never synched to my BBerry, and some from my BBerry would appear on the calendar and then vanish from my BBerry.

Oh well, Sync needs to go back to Google labs. it’s not ripe yet…

Owen Rooney

Sync Gcal with any mobile phone…

Apologies for the seemingly blatant commercialization but here goes!

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Claudia

Yes, I’ve been using the saraya app for a couple of months and it’s working more or less – meaning the bugs are not really fixed, so it’s a pain really. Can’t wait for something else! Help!

Melissa Clark

Has anyone used the saraiya app on a blackberry? Hiow did it go?

Mario

Sadly, my LG VX9000 appears to be useless. Damn Verizon. I just get to see the program code rather than given even an opportunity to install.

-R

Ken Yarmosh

I’ve been using GCal Sync with my phone (Nokia E61) for about a month. It’s a must have There were some recent updates that supposedly fixed some timezone issues but I haven’t gotten the chance to download the new software.

I actually use about four different Google Calendars I created for the different parts of my life. But in order to have all events sync up on my phone, I just copy them over to the main calendar and then hide them on an individual basis.

It’s a great tool and makes my phone a ‘go to’ source for all appointments and meetings.

Don Law

I find it easier to use Spongecell and communicate with my calendar via SMS than to try to sync it to my phones.

ohad p

syncing google-calendar, or any other web-calendar out there with mobile phones is an important niche overlooked by phone makers.

nokia has a suite for syncing with outlook which i bet covers up some of the users out there, but its sad to see that a company investing so much in their pc suite fails to spot the importance of open standard sync…

gcalsync is nice, but not far from perfect.

this niche is still open up for smart players

Om Malik

Guys, did you try the unsigned version of the software? You need to install, power down and restart the phone. also, i have only got this working on Nokia phones – 6680, N71 and Nokia N73. Not working on 8801 and often enough on the E61. (Cingular E62 it does not work.)

xamox

Yeah there are no files to download for me as well. I would really love to have this work for my phone.

james

tried on unlocked cingular 8125 – both signed/unsigned gave “unable to verify signature” and couldn’t install :-(

Tobeon

gcalsyn unable to verify digital signature on my SPV5 C550
but I guess as OLLI just said above it doesn’t work on his C550 either I am just going to go have to sulk and wait around till I either get a new phone (march) or someone releases one that works with my phone (I am far to lazy/stupid to make one myself!)

olli

Unfortunately it requires certain extensions to the J2ME to be supported by your phone – specifically the Java API to access the calendar stuff – it doesn’t work for my C550 for example (however it works fine on a C600).

someone

The group named gcalsync has been removed because it violated Google’s Terms Of Service.

Om Malik

Blackberry is very stringent on security settings and access to applications and as a result it is having the problems. I tried with old phones – works nicely, though the UI just simply blows. Wish some of these open source projects paid some attention to the GUI and stuff.

Om Malik

That would be seriously hot… lot of cool new developments. I just tried the service… doesn’t work too well with Blackberry (NOT WORKING) but got it working on an old Nokia phone in a matter of seconds.

scott

> I guess its best served on Symbian

It’s a Java application so it probably doesn’t matter what operating system your device is running. The word is that JME (Java Mobile Edition) itself will be open sourced before the end of the year.

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