18 Nov 2007 - Münster (by Dominik)

sync with your contacts

First of all my appologies for so many days without any sign of life from the backstage! We are still extremely busy behind the scenes, but as we don't want you to lose sight of our work, here is the next post (b.t.w. thank you for all your feedback in this early stage!). In my last post I presented one of the main concepts of fruux - synchronizing data with the fruuxDatabase and other computers. Thats the foundation of the whole system. Staying in sync with all your different devices is of course very important and thus nice to have, but not really beneficial if you are syncing outdated data all the time. your friends, family and business contacts move from one town to another, get new emailaddresses, new phone numbers etc. this is why we are adding functionality to fruux, which will allow you to connect your virtual (business)card with the addressbook of your contact (and the other way round). nontechnically speaking that means: you and your contact will always have up-to-date emailadresses, phonenumbers, adresses etc. of each other - automatically. your addressbook will maintain itself in the future. of course you'll have comprehensive privacy settings for each connecting to another user (like just sharing your business contact details or just sharing your private contact details, etc.).

About Dominik

Dominik started fruux back in 2007. He's a lawyer that writes code and has Amazon subscriptions for stuff that normal people buy in the supermarket. Follow him on Twitter or contact him via e-mail.

fruux is a free service that looks after your contacts, calendars and tasks so you don't have to. It makes sure that they are always in sync, no matter which device or operating system you're using. If you've not tried it yet, then why not check us out and let us know what you think! And if you're already using fruux, then we'd love to hear your thoughts and comments. You can also suggest a feature for any upcoming releases or tweet us: @fruux.