what happened so far and our goals for 2011
Happy New Year everybody! We've been working on a lot of stuff during the last months and have some pretty amazing news to share with you.
Our launch of fruux pro took us a lot longer than expected, a lot of administrative tasks popped up along the way and we still have tons of quirks to work out, but on the other hand we have also made a lot of progress and wanted to give you a short update on it.
Amazon Web Services, one of our infrastructure parters, recently published a case study about fruux, giving you an overview about the technical aspects of fruux while also delivering a brief introduction into the history of our project.
But now, without further the important stuff for 2011: We've worked amazingly hard during the last months to make support for iOS devices happen as quickly as possible and even we weren't able to launch a first alpha version as a new year surprise as we had initially planned, we're sure that you'll like it once it's finally rolled out.
We've been joined by a new developer who's been working solely on our iOS implementation since then.
Hi, my name is Evert and I'm the latest member of the fruux team. I spend most of my time engineering web application backends, and dedicated a great deal of my time working on CalDAV and CardDAV implementations, which is also what I'll be integrating into fruux. These technologies are extensions to WebDAV and are actually supported by more and more devices & applications and provide for seamless data synchronization.
What this means is, that we'll be able to deliver on the promise of one of the most requested fruux features: iOS synchronization. We'll start with CalDAV support which allows you to sync calendars with your iOS devices and then continue our work with the CardDAV support which will allow you to sync your Address books.
We'll be keeping you posted on our progress.
Great news, right? We hope to give you an update on our progress really soon. Other goals for 2011 include a fruux web application (which is planned to be based on the upcoming CalDAV and CardDAV stack) and an API to allow developers building great services and applications around fruux.