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  1. formula4speed

    formula4speed Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried searching but couldn't find any current information on this. My mom uses Zimbra for her email and calendar and is in need of a smart phone. Currently she is on her 30 day trial period with a Blackberry Storm 2, email works but there is some issue with the calendar and it won't sync (seems to be a common problem). The calendar issue is a deal breaker for her so she is considering an Android phone, probably the HTC Incredible. Anyone out there successfully running Zimbra on an Android phone using 2.1?
     

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  2. odhinn

    odhinn Well-Known Member

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    Email is no problem with Zimbra 5.x although there is the IMAP sent folder issue which happens when accessing older Zimbra versions or Yahoo via IMAP from the default mail app. I haven't tried the Calendar but the Zimbra calendar seems fairly standard with multiple sync / export options so it looks promising.
     
  3. hybrid512

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    Hi,

    Concerning syncing an Android phone and Zimbra, we developped a little application called "LVContacts Sync for Zimbra" which enables address books syncing between Android and Zimbra.
    It lets you sync multiple address books (not only the default one) and even shared address books.
    The synced address books are then tightly integrated in the Android's address book so that you can use those contacts as if you created them with your phone (so you can pass a call, send a message, send emails directly, no need for a dedicated application).

    Concerning calendars, we're also working on the same kind of application with the same level of integration but it is not yet available (expect it to be released in September) ... at that moment, you can have a workaround using the application called "Calendar Sync" but it works for the default calendar only, you won't be able to sync more calendars.

    Concerning mail syncing, we're planning this too but no scheduled release by now, as a workaround, you can use IMAP sync with the mail application, it works good but there are some little problems with the special folders which are not the same between the application and Zimbra so it creates duplicated folders ... niot very annoying anyway.

    So, concerning our application "LVContacts Sync for Zimbra", it is available through the Market (try to type "zimbra" in the search box), it need Android 2.0 as a minimum but it's not validated on 2.2 at that moment (but we're working on it) AND ... it works with any release of Zimbra since it doesn't need ActiveSync, it uses the native Zimbra SOAP API and thus, it works with Zimbra NE, OSE and even some Zimbra for ISP.

    You can get more informations/documentations here : LVContacts Sync for Zimbra and Google Android

    Regards.
     
  4. billygoat32

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    Hybrid512,

    I'd be interested in any work you're doing with integrating Zimbra with Android, if you need any testers I'm willing to help out in any way I can.

     
  5. hybrid512

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    Hi,

    LVContacts 1.9 has been released and it adds many new synced fields from Zimbra that were not synced before such as company and every e-mail/phone/IM/URLs/address fields.
    It also fixes a few bugs.
    This is the last LVContacts release (except if there are few bugs reported to fix), this is a transitional release before LVSync which will replace it soon.
    Sorry again for the delay, we were announcing September at first but we're now definitely over schedule and I won't announce any new release schedule by now, the only thing I can say is that we're not so far from it.

    Regards.
     
  6. hybrid512

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    Hi everyone,

    Great news : LVSync (formerly LVContacts Sync for Zimbra) is available now at the Android Market !
    It was long, we
     
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    Hi everyone,

    Great news : LVSync (formerly LVContacts Sync for Zimbra) is available now at the Android Market !
    It was long, we
     
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