UPDATED: Screengrabs changed to allow for syncing more events. Check out C4 below.
This is off topic for the normal blog content, but here goes.
iPhone users at the UofM know that getting data from UMcal into your iPhone is painful at best, obnoxiously painful at worst. It involves a one way sync into iCal, then a sync through iTunes under the phone.
Not anymore! Synthesis AG has released “Todo+Cal+Sync” (clever names, those Germans). It’s a $14.99 app for the iPhone which can sync with the UMcal servers. It’s a standalone application on the phone – it doesn’t sync into the phone’s calendar app. That’d be ideal, but at least this solves the issue of adding events on your phone, or double checking an event, etc. No longer will I get to the east bank and then realize I don’t know what building I’m going to.
Here’s how to get it set up.
A) First, purchase and launch the app. Tap the sync settings icon in the upper left:
B) Next, select the settings tab at the bottom. You’ll be modifying settings in the three areas I’ve highlighted below.
C) First go into the server settings menu (B1). Add your username (C1) and password (C2) (university X500), and set the SynML version to 1.1 (C4).
D) Then, tap the url field (C3) and make it look like the screenshot below:
Get back to the main server settings screen (B1 above) and go into the Calendar and Todo settings. Make each of them look like they do below. You can choose the number of “past days” and “future days” – longer spans will take longer to sync.
You’re done! Click done on the settings screen, click the synchronize button, and it (should) work.