I'm a long time BirdieSync user and have very happy with it using Windows Mobile 6.
I've now updated to Android and am confused - this is probably more due to my not understanding Android rather than BirdieSync but I hope someone here an help me.
I seem to have managed to sync things up, but I'd like to understand how I did this.
Plus I added an event to the phone yesterday and it has not appeared in Thunderbird after a sync.
If I start BirdieSync and go to settings and click on Contacts the option I see this...
I don't want my gmail contacts on Thunderbird so I de-select that
Would I be correct that vnd.sec.contact.phone is my phone?
Can I rename that to be something sensible?
Yet on the events tab things look different...
I also have my gmail account - I don't use Google calender so don't want that synced
and I I have a BirdieSync account and a Phone and Local.
I assume the single event in local is where the event I added lives which is why it did not make its way to my Thunderbird when I synced, so what is 'phone'?
And why do I need a BirdieSync account rather than just syncing everything to Local?
If I go to settings and show accounts I see this screen, what are these?
Is there somewhere on-line I can get information on this.
The FAQ states
This seems fair to me I understand there are a number of apps I can install to do this, and understand why BirdieSync will not know anything about them.There is no official stock task application on Android. Depending on the manufacturer, some devices have no application to manage tasks, some have but with a proprietary application offering no technology to developers to access its data.
So I've been meaning to try writing an Android app for a while, so a very basic todo app that synced with Thunderbird would make sense as somewhere to start.
Thinking about this - I don't suppose BirdieSync offers any type of plugin api I could use to make my app BirdieSync compatible? (rather than writing my own syncing code)
Oh one further question - I notice the Android calender allows multiple reminders to be set on an event (a very good idea in my opinion) - what does BirdieSync do with these additional reminders?
Sorry for all the questions - I just like to know how these things work, or I can't get my heard around it.
PS - My comments about writing an app is currently just an idea I will add to my "Possible Projects List"... now... If only I could sync that list with my phone