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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 3. SyncML Applications

SyncML® can enable numerous applications that require data to be synchronized among various devices. The applications range from managing personal information, such as contacts, calendars, and email, to managing enterprise information, such as inventory data. The applications must support diverse devices that connect using different networks. In addition, the applications have varying reliability, performance, and security needs. Authoring such applications and making them interoperable is a difficult task. This chapter takes a closer look at a few applications and explains how SyncML is beneficial for the different entities that use it.

Before considering specific applications, it is useful to note certain characteristics ...

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