More CalDAV enabled phones... starting with Symbian ?

The iPhone might be the first CalDAV enabled phone but hopefully, it won't be long before other start to appear.

My colleague Maximilian Odendahl has been working on a CalDAV provider for the native Symbian OS Calendar application for a few months now.

He started with a standalone application that syncs up one or more CalDAV accounts using the native Calendar database API (using WebDAV Sync when appropriate).

This is already working great. Here is a screenshot of the native Calendar application, showing events pulled from our hosted preview server:



Now that Sun Microsystems has joined the Symbian foundation, Max will be able to fully integrate his CalDAV provider into the native application, for example to allow direct configuration of an account (image below is still a mockup):


More info on his work at http://developer.symbian.org/wiki/index.php/CalDav.

(Can't resist to mention that after testing his client against 8 different servers, he found the next generation Sun Calendar Server to be the most standard compliant ...)

Comments:

Thanks for the nice post, Arndaud!

For completness, CalDav for Symbian is currently planned for the Symbian\^3 release, see

http://developer.symbian.org/wiki/index.php/Organizer_Package/Backlog

Posted by Maximilian Odendahl on August 04, 2009 at 04:41 AM CEST #

This is very good news! Can't wait to see CalDAV on more phones. Thanks Max to bringing my attention to this.

http://blogs.sun.com/chienr/entry/caldav_on_mobile_devices

Posted by Robert Chien on August 04, 2009 at 09:47 AM CEST #

Will this enable uiq3.x based phones, such as the SE m600i for example, to access CalDAV sources? What is the expected time this will take untill this is integrated in the firmware updates?

Posted by Martin on August 24, 2009 at 09:06 AM CEST #

@Martin: UIQ is dead and does not exist anymore. It was joined together with S60 from Nokia and forms the base for future Symbian foundation releases.

As this is a completly new feature, I do not expect it to be inside a firmware update, which is usually just bug fixes, but this is Nokias/Sonys/etc decision.

Posted by Maximilian Odendahl on August 24, 2009 at 06:12 PM CEST #

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