1,133 votesAdmindgtale (Admin, DGT GTD) responded
Update: Code freeze needed in order to go out of alpha testing and get ramped up for beta. All new features will be replanned.Yachuan CHEN commented
We should sync just those Due Date events w/ local G Calendar. No need of sync whole list(indeed, this way will make confuse in G Calendar due to no due date task) or sync w/ remote calendar(once local calendar was updated, it will sync automaticly w/ remote if you have set in android's Acount option)
152 votesYachuan CHEN supported this idea ·Yachuan CHEN commented
It's totally useful & easily for implementing.
-If we can sync with outlook tasks (it's better to sync w/ remote exchange server via ActiveSync or Web Service, instead (or as add) of a local sync), we will get a HUGE market from commercial users! Outlook is the world standard in old times; now in android, we can get a native sync in Calendar, Contact & Mail, but not Tasks, a crucial component for senior users! There has just 4 expensive apps (yes, just 4 as so far, Touchdown/20$, Moxier/20$, Roadsync/10$ & Remosync/20$) in the market could do an ActiveSync w/ Tasks! And their functions & UI are pretty poor (compared w/ DGT GTD :)). Why we need a remote Tasks sync w/ outlook exchange server? Because in so many Companies all over the world we still use outlook to arrange & distribute & share our works (I know it’s 2011, but truth is truth, standard can’t be changed easily), so we have to use it; we also like do everything in same place & same time, so if we can manage all our info in a outlook server & sync w/ it in all our terminals, life would be more beautiful ;).
-For the format of record, so easy, we sync those bi-exist (both exist in Outlook Tasks & DGT GTD)field w/ their original format(like title, status, due date & time, priority, reminder, completed mark). For those fields which just exist in one app, we use the way of XML, a head like <….> to note its’ name, then follow the content (maybe we also need an end like </….> to close the entry), fin put all these customer entries directly into Note field (exist in all note, todo or list app). Don’t worry, we understand what it is :).
-For protocol of communication, it’s a little hard. There are 2 ways to communicate w/ an exchange server. 1> exchange web service, support a full sync of all entries in outlook, but more complex. 2> ActiveSync (used by Windows Live sync & Winmo-PC sync), support main entries sync, but more simple and could cooperate w/ many platforms, more suitable for mobile.