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Domino does sync with the iPhone!

The heat is on. So what are the options for Notes and Domino users?
  • Use Domino 8.0.2 (expected in August) and iNotes Ultra light. iNotes UL will support the iPhone. While it isn't Pushmail is is painless and doesn't leave stuff on the iPhone to be wiped
  • Wait for IBM to licence Active Sync. We currently predict that for the moment hell freezes over.
  • Find someone to implement Apples native protocols (we suspect they are http/webDAV/CalDAV)... which are not documented (are they?)
  • Use a robust sync server that can talk to Notes and Domino
Yes, it is available. Funambol just announced their support for the iPhone. You can kill a number of birds with one stone since Funambol supports a wide range of devices. Go check them out:
(C) 2008 Funambol, I'm sure they don't mind
Did I mention that they are OpenSource?

Posted by on 11 June 2008 | Comments (3) | categories: IBM Notes Lotus Notes


  1. posted by Jamie Magee on Thursday 12 June 2008 AD:
    Great info. Some other options for iPhone users:

    1) run IMAP on Domino and pull mail from the iPhone

    2) MartinScott has a pushmail solution for iPhone that does not require IMAP or HTTP, and works with BlackBerries, too: { Link }
    (but does not sync PIM)

    3) PRImobi has a HTTP browse solution:{ Link }
    (does not push email, but will push SMS in parallel to alert you to check email)

    4) CommonTime { Link } has announced iPhone integration for later this year.
  2. posted by Declan Lynch on Thursday 12 June 2008 AD:
    WOW that is amazing considering that the iPhone API does NOT have any access to the iPhones built-in email, contacts and calendar apps for the type of data exchange they are syaing.

    I can only conclude that they have written their own email, contacts and calendar apps. Again this is not the solution that people are looking for.
  3. posted by jmichael on Thursday 12 June 2008 AD:
    "Now that our software works with all new iPhones, users can wirelessly access their contacts and soon other PIM data, for free."

    That matches what I read over at heise.de: Currently, it will ONLY sync contacts. As Nathan's post points out, the address book is the ONLY PIM component that is exposed via the API's.

    Also note how the guy presenting the SDK at WWDC pointed out how "these are the SAME APIs and tools we use". He specifically did NOT say "these are the ONLY APIs and tools we use".