Comments on: GooSync Now Included with Classic

Classic Palm Pre Emulator Video Classic from MotionApps, the Palm OS Garnet emulator for webOS, will now include the GooSync Palm OS client. GooSync provides over-the-air synchronization tools for Google calendars, contacts and tasks. GooSync ties in with original Palm OS PIM applications and provides another means for moving classic Palm OS data into the cloud with a clever on device solution.

"It's great news for users of Classic. Being able to Sync with Google straight out of the box is an invaluable business service," says Chris Jukes, CEO of Toffa and GooSync. "So while GooSync's Lite service enables you to sync the default Google Calendar, the Premium service lets you sync multiple calendars up to 365 days in advance, contacts directly with Gmail, and tasks to the GooSync inbuilt tasks application. Autosync and multiple device support are just some of the numerous features supported through GooSync."

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what's the point?

Gekko @ 10/22/2009 1:33:59 PM # Q

why strap a wagon wheels on a Ferrari? oh maybe because the Ferrari has no wheels to begin with? get it?
RE: what's the point?
bhartman34 @ 10/22/2009 3:04:53 PM # Q
Classic is just for people who can't find a replacement for whatever apps they can't get for the Pre. It's no different than people running Wine in Linux. Linux has no shortage of apps (even good apps), but there are just some things you can't port over from Windows. Personally, I don't run Classic, but I can certainly understand why someone would.

Of course, since the full version of Classic isn't free, anyone who installs it must need to run a specific application fairly urgently.

RE: what's the point?
Gekko @ 10/22/2009 3:21:46 PM # Q

>GooSync with original Palm OS PIM applications.

get it?

RE: what's the point?
bhartman34 @ 10/23/2009 11:14:28 AM # Q
Gekko wrote:

>GooSync with original Palm OS PIM applications.

get it?

I was referring to why someone would want to run Classic, not why someone would want to run Classic to run original Palm OS PIM applications.

Is the Ferrari with no wheels in your example WebOS, or the PIM applications within it? If your issue is that people shouldn't have to run Classic to get decent PIM applications, that's understandable (although I think Synergy makes the comparison a bit more complicated than that). If your issue is that WebOS itself is a Ferrari with no wheels, compared to Garnet, you obviously don't remember Garnet very well.

Are the PIM applications in WebOS weak right now (leaving aside Synergy)? Sure. The calendar app is underpowered in various ways, and the Notes app needs a lot of work. But there's a danger in looking at Garnet with rose-colored glasses. The PIM applications on the TX or the Centro weren't the same ones that were on earlier Palm models. And even they weren't so great. That's why people installed things like Datebk, Agendus, and other third party solutions. And so far, even though it's at the early stages, it looks like some developers are picking up the gauntlet. Agenda, Quick Contacts, and Quick Event are all attempts to enhance the PIM abilities of Web OS. That kind of work is something that Palm has counted on with its devices from day one.

RE: what's the point?
bhartman34 @ 10/23/2009 11:20:36 AM # Q
Oh, and even someone who likes the WebOS PIM apps as-is could use the GooSync capability, at least once. If you want the PIM data on the Classic PIM apps to contain the same data as the WebOS apps, syncing them from Google makes sense.
RE: what's the point?
DarthRepublican @ 10/29/2009 6:34:11 PM # Q
bhartman34 wrote:
Gekko wrote:

>GooSync with original Palm OS PIM applications.

Are the PIM applications in WebOS weak right now (leaving aside Synergy)? Sure. The calendar app is underpowered in various ways, and the Notes app needs a lot of work. But there's a danger in looking at Garnet with rose-colored glasses. The PIM applications on the TX or the Centro weren't the same ones that were on earlier Palm models. And even they weren't so great. That's why people installed things like Datebk, Agendus, and other third party solutions. And so far, even though it's at the early stages, it looks like some developers are picking up the gauntlet. Agenda, Quick Contacts, and Quick Event are all attempts to enhance the PIM abilities of Web OS. That kind of work is something that Palm has counted on with its devices from day one.

Right now the biggest problem with the Pre's Memo and Tasks applications is a lack of Synergy. If I could sync my Pre's memos to a cloud based service, suddenly most of its flaws fade into the background. The same thing goes double for the Tasks application.
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GooSync is a paid service

Jempen @ 10/23/2009 2:30:09 AM # Q
So they include a program that is a paid service? The free service has been discontinued just days ago. I don't get the GooSync concept anymore? WebOS supports native exchange support and Google supports Google Calender, Gmail and contacts with Exchange for free.

So when everybody makes there services free, GooSync stops the free service and lets people pay for it.
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RE: GooSync is a paid service
Gekko @ 10/23/2009 2:46:02 AM # Q

http://www.palminfocenter.com/news/9946/free-google-syncing-on-palm-os-comes-and-goes/

"There will always be a company that replaces you. At some point your BlackSwan competitor will appear and they will kick your ass. Their product will be better or more interesting or just better marketed than yours, and it also will be free. They will be Facebook to your Myspace, or Myspace to your Friendster or Google to your Yahoo. You get the point. Someone out there with a better idea will raise a bunch of money, give it away for free, build scale and charge less to reach the audience. Or will be differentiated enough, and important enough to the audience to maybe even charge more. Who knows. But they will kick your ass and you will be in trouble." Mark Cuban

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