01 Jan 2011 - Münster (by Dominik)

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.

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.