21 May 2008 - Münster (by Dominik)

fruux - free beer and new features

Well - not exactly free beer. We just wanted to catch your interest. And obviously it worked. ;-) Here is a brief summary of the topics we are currently working on. basic features:

  • signup and modify your account via client application
  • deploying additional sync servers (we thought about using google app engine, but currently gae is no final product and has no ssl support. anyway we have a working beta of the fruux server running on gae. if google starts production mode and adds ssl support: we are already prepared)
  • addressbook group syncing
  • webapplication (manage your contacts on the go)
  • social features (described here)

maybe basic, maybe pro features:

  • ical syncing
  • preferences syncing
  • safari bookmark syncing

pro features:

  • external sync plugins
    • google contacts plugin (sync your contacts with your gmail / google apps contacts)
    • google calendar plugin (sync your ical calendars with your google calendar

Although all of the above is work in progress, you wont see everything right in the next release! We'd rather like to hear what features you would like to see in the next version of fruux! What features are most important to you? Are there any additional features you'd like to see in the next version of fruux? We are looking forward for your comments, your posting on our fruux @ facebook page and/or your emails.

Update

Maybe we should postpone our google contacts plugin? Apple added iPhone <-> Addressbook.app <-> google contact syncing with 10.5.3 (via: Google Mac Blog).

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.