Funambol Mobile Open Source
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- Provide push email capabilities and synchronization services for mobile devices and PC software using Funambol
- Develop your own Funambol extensions
- Many examples explaining all functionalities provided by the Funambol platform
- An easy reading for system administrators and developers who want to keep in sync enterprise data
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 256 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : December 2009
ISBN : 1847191541
ISBN 13 : 9781847191540
Author(s) : Stefano Fornari
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Mobile, Networking & Telephony, Open Source
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The First Sync
Chapter 2: Deploying Funambol
Chapter 3: Mastering Data Synchronization
Chapter 4: Administrating Users and Devices
Chapter 5: Funambol E-mail
Chapter 6: Funambol PIM Data Push
Chapter 7: Synchronizing Devices and Desktops
Chapter 8: Making the Most of Funambol: Community and its Projects
Chapter 9: Introduction to SyncML
Chapter 10: Extending the Funambol Data Synchronization Service
The book is really two books in one-- the first part is a well-detailed user's guide, the second part is a developer's guide for those who want to develop software rather than just use it. If you're in the market for a data synchronizer for your mobile devices, give this one a read!
Either if you are a geek or simply interested in mobile technology, this book provides you with all necessary information about Funambol architecture, how to provide push e-mail and synchronization services or even how to develop extensions on your own.
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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
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.
The book is composed of two parts. The first part will take you through the steps required to fully understand and deploy Funambol to provide PIM synchronization and push email solution to your mobile users. This is done step-by-step, starting from a simple personal usage scenario to a more complex environment that must serve thousands of users. All components of the platform are smoothly introduced and explained, starting from the functionality they provide. The second part of the book is more informative and will assist you in building Funambol extensions. In particular, it contains an easy-to-follow tutorial that will allow you to write a Funambol connector in a few easy steps.
Who this book is 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.