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SyncML®: Synchronizing and Managing Your Mobile Data by Phillipe Kahn, Peter Thompson, Apratim Purakayastha, Riku Mettälä, Uwe Hansmann

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Chapter 2. SyncML: An Introduction

In the past few years we have observed a sustained growth in the use of mobile computers. Small handheld devices and mobile phones with data communication capabilities are already common. Mobile Personal Information Management (PIM) applications, such as calendars and address books, are commonplace and mobile business applications, such as inventory control, are emerging. For many mobile applications, the data on a handheld device corresponds to the data on a personal computer or a network server. As Chapter 1 explains, this data must be kept consistent using data synchronization. The basic process involved in this kind of data synchronization, including fundamental algorithms and data structures, is well known ...

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