Sunday, December 27, 2009

Windows Mobile Calendar Gets Categories

NuevaSync Premium Service users with Windows Mobile phones can now sync calendar events with a "category" tag matching the event's Google calendar. This allows multiple Google calendars to be managed conveniently on the device: a filter can be enabled to show only one Google calendar, and new events can be created in any of the user's Google calendars.

More information on this new feature can be found on our web site.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Remote Wipe Your Phone!

NuevaSync Premium Service users can now remotely "wipe" their phone if it's lost or stolen.

After enabling the feature on your account, the devices that are ready for remote wipe will be marked in the device management page on our web site. To begin the remote wipe process, click the "manage" link:

You'll then see a page like this with a "Wipe your lost or stolen phone" link:

The next page is the final confirmation before the wipe command is sent (so be careful if you're checking out the site!). A captcha must be entered at this state to prevent accidentally triggering the wipe process:

Now, provided your phone is still syncing, it will erase all stored data. Confirmation that the wipe command was received is displayed on the device management page (if the phone didn't respond you'll see a "wipe pending" status here).

If you trigger wipe for a phone that is turned off, or for some other reason doesn't respond, and you want to revoke the request, a 'Cancel' wipe link will appear on the device management page. Beware however that any device that has an active push connection will wipe very quickly (in less than a second typically).

See this page on our web site for more details on the new remote wipe feature.

Note that some devices don't support remote wipe yet: Android 2.0 phones such as the Droid, and the new Nokia N900.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sync All Devices!

I'm very happy to announce that NuevaSync now works with all the devices that have an Exchange sync capability. Compatible phones include the very new Nokia N900, and the rather old Palm Treo. Also supported: the ├╝ber cool Motorola Droid, and the slightly less hip PocketPC 2003. And of course, SonyEricsson, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPod Touch, WebOS, Windows Mobile all sync too.

Testing, debugging and fixing sync for all these device types has been a major undertaking both for us here and the many users who helped in the effort (thanks!). With this work done and 100% device coverage achieved, we're busy developing new features to be released before the end of this year.