Google Releases Sync: Import/Export Calendar and Contacts To WinMo, BlackBerry, and iPhone

Posted Feb 9, 2009

Google has announced that they have prepared a software called Sync.  This enables users to import and export contacts, address books, and calendars to their mobile device.  It doesn’t matter if your device runs on the Apple iPhone, Windows Mobile, or BlackBerry.  Sync is in Beta for now.

There is also a version that is specifically just for contacts.  It is built using SyncML.

For the iPhone and Windows Mobile, once the device is installed, Sync will automatically download Contacts from your GMail account and events from your Google Calendar account.  Sync is based on push technology.  Any changes made on the phone or on the web browser will be applied and saved automatically.  The service is always connected so you don’t have to worry about opening the application to have the changes synched.

“This means that when your colleague changes the time of the TPS report cover sheets meeting, you’ll know about it right away,” wrote Bryan Mawhinney, Software Engineer for Google Mobile.  Good pun from the Office Space, Bryan!

iPhone/WinMo users can get Google Sync here: http://www.google.com/mobile/default/sync.html
BlackBerry users can get Google Sync here: http://www.google.com/mobile/blackberry/sync.html