Funambol Mobile Open Source

Funambol Mobile Open Source (Paperback)

By Stefano Fornari 
Publisher: Shroff
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9350230046
EAN: 9789350230046
No. of Pages: 280
Publish Date: 2010-1-1
Binding: Paperback
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Funambol is a free and open source mobile synchronization server that provides push email, address book and calendar (PIM) data synchronization, and device management for wireless devices. Are you looking to sync your email and other data with mobile devices for easy access? This book will show you how to do that via the Internet cloud.

With the help of this complete, practical guide you will learn how to access your email, calendar, contacts, important notes a lot more easily and quickly using Funambol. You will be able to sync a large number of online applications with your mobile devices. You will also be able to develop, deploy, and manage any mobile project.

This book will show you how to provide a full-featured PIM synchronization and push email service with Funambol.

You will start by installing Funambol on a personal computer, and then move on to acquire detailed information on the Funambol architecture and the network requirements for deploying it. You will cover several components of Funambol such as Data Synchronization Server, Device Management, Client Plugins, and more.

As you reach the end of the book, you will delve deeper to explore the wide range of possibilities of the Funambol platform beyond the immediate needs of personal data synchronization and mobile email. The book is also a great starting point for anyone who aims to extend Funambol. This book was targeted at version 7.1 of Funambol, but is also applicable to version 8.

This book describes how to use Funambol to perform mobile cloud sync and push email for a number of devices.

What you will learn from this book: Install the server on both Linux and Windows environment, and learn how to start/stop Funambol services

Sync your data with other devices and get notified of new emails or other personal data changes

Start synchronization automatically to receive changes made with another application or device using push synchronization

Connect to the Data Synchronization Service using Funambol administration tool

Synchronize all different devices with a central PIM database and email system using the different push mechanisms

Access a database on a separate machine instead of the local database by configuring Funambol

Restrict access to specific users, add new users, and track registered users using the Funambol Administration Tool

Set up and start the PIM Connector and PIM Listener Service, and learn how it works in a complex scenario using a Windows Mobile phone

Develop a custom connector to access an external data source by following a simple tutorial-styled example

Who this book is written for
If you are looking forward to install and get started with Funambol, this book is for you. You need to have a technical background and be confident with a bit of code tweaking, but not a developer.

General server administration skills are assumed and familiarity with Java will be a benefit in places.

About the Author
Stefano Fornari is a co-founder and CTO of Funambol, Inc., the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email solutions for billions of phones. Stefano had several years of software development experience before starting the Funambol open source project in 2003. He was one of the main contributors of the project and was also the project manager. Today, Stefano is in charge of the engineering team of Funambol. Prior to his development work on Funambol, Fornari was the chief architect at Stigma Online where he played a key role in the development of the company's flagship portal product, SolWeb Intra. He has also held positions at Compaq, where he was an advisor on wireless technologies in PDAs, and at Art Technology Group (ATG) as a consultant. He holds an M.S. Degree in Computer Science.

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Title: Funambol Mobile Open Source
Publisher: Shroff
Author: Stefano Fornari
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9350230046
EAN: 9789350230046
No. of Pages: 280
Publish Date: 2010-1-1
Binding: Paperback


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