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    As the zdesktop already is based on webkit /java woudn't it be possible to do a zDroid version, why go over active sync and just messing things up with stuff not designed for Zimbra in the first place?

    The world is not all outlook/exchange. It should be Zimbra native first hand.
    Lots of focus seem go outlook/exchange ways, and selling points for NE

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    I suppose the main reason for using Active Sync is that most smartphones today come with that functionality included and it requires little or no effort from the Zimbra developers to put it in the mobile devices... just the server side. And it helps non-techie end-users get connected to their Zimbra server without doing much.

    ...it may also help to move companies' servers away from MSEx without changing the user experience.

    But, in any case, it shouldn't be too difficult to come up with a "native" app for the Android platform. For example, LVContacts Sync for Zimbra - 101 Best Android Apps, or Platforms; there's bound to be others out there.

    ((And, just to clarify. Zimbra Desktop is based on Mozilla Prism which, AFAIK, uses Gecko as the rendering engine, and the main language is Javascript, the J in AJAX.))

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    Yes, agreed. Not saying that Active Sync is anything bad.
    I just wish that it some focus would be directed at Zimbra functionality, and zimbra users. Not every user is a switcher.

    Oh jumped to conclusions on the webkit stuff, sorry. But Prism and Javascript should also make it an easy port?

    A good native android client should be a prio target, zimbra is so much more than mail, and from what I can see in 7.0 will be even more so

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    but active sync /syncml are standards.
    old of course so not all possibilitys with zimbra can be covered..

    same problem you get with every standard BUT there are also upsides.

    if the client is compatible with a certain standard and the server is to you know exactly what is gonna work and what not and that it WILL be work even if theres a new version of the client os or whatever

    (okok even then some problems can occur but the default case is fine)

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