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  • User1480605421 posted

    Hi, I want to develop a sync application that can sync mobile contact to website and vice versa. Can anyone guide me how to start? What to do at the first step?


    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 8:08 AM


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  • User1943143334 posted


    With ASP.NET web application, you cannot access the Mobile Contacts. If you want develop sync application, then you need to create thick application, which has to installed in the  Mobile device.

    Web Application has limitation, that those applications cannot access the application or OS services on Mobile device.

    NOTE: If you develop application with .NET, it can be installed in Windows Phone only.

    Check the following link for developing Windows Phone applications,



    Hope it helps u...


    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 11:31 AM
  • User1825452653 posted

    Hi Yousuf,

    SyncML is the answer.

    SyncML (Synchronization Markup Language) is the former name for a platform-independent information synchronization standard. The project is currently referred to as Open Mobile Alliance Data Synchronization and Device Management. The purpose of SyncML is to offer an open standard as a replacement for existing data synchronization solutions, which have mostly been somewhat vendor-, application- or operating system specific.

    SyncML is most commonly thought of as a method to synchronize contact and calendar information (personal information manager) between some type of handheld device and a computer (personal, or network-based service), such as between a mobile phone and a personal computer. The new version of the specification includes support for push email, providing a standard protocol alternative to proprietary solutions like BlackBerry.



    Hassan Abbasi

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