VMware Zimbra for Android (VZA)
Just curious to know if any body has ever used VZA from Vmware labs/flings? Does it work with Open Source Edition as well or with NE?
I need to sync my contact, calendars and Tasks but not sure if the same would work with OSE.
Syncing Zimbra with Android
VZA is not currently being developed, and is beta, I would avoid it.
I don't think it works with OSE anyhow.
I suggest the following apps are the best (ensure you use the pro/paid versions if you can), they all work with Network and OSE editions of Zimbra Server:
"ES File Explorer" (using webdav) if you need to use Briefcase on your device.
Alternatively, Briefcase support is 'coming soon' for "LVSync".
N.B. Briefcase is being replaced by a related, but more free-staying and extensive file manager service - "Octopus", in Zimbra 9.
"CardDavSync" for contacts is well-developed.
However, CardDavSync (because of Zimbra's own carddav limitations) can lose data certain fields in your contacts. (IM fields, more than one url per contact, ... I created a table and will reference it here soon).
"LVSync" syncs contacts, it doesn't have the CardDav limitations - LVSync uses SOAP. However, it is currently one-way (server> phone) only.
Both "LVSync" and "CalDavSync" sync calender events.
Personally, I find development faster, for CalDavSync.
Android has no built-in Tasks, so you need software with both syncing and atask manager.
The developer of Card- and Cal- DavSync is working on an app currently.
"LVSyc" Tasks app syncs tasks, and provides a full app to view and manage them.
However, note it does not currently sync tags.
5) SMS/MMS/Call History:
You can use SMSBackup+ to sync all your sms, mms, and call history to Zimbra. In preferences, use advanced server, not the default Gmail setup. It can also restore this data. It doesn't store sent/received timestamps however.
6) Phone calls:
You can record and sync to Zimbra phone calls (all, or selective) using Callrecorder. Quality friends upon device and drivers.
You can you use Hullomail visual voicemail in many countries, it can sync to your Zimbra account, and transcribe the beginnings of messages (at a small cost). It can be made to work for landlines and mobiles.
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