Now that Google has stopped Sync with BB Calendar what do I do next?
I have used Google Sync for years with the BB calendar but as of last night Google has pulled the plug. I own a carpet cleaning and disaster mitigation company and when a client would call for a job I would put it in the bb calendar, save it then sync it with my gmail account with Google Sync. Once it is loaded my associates who each have the latest and greatest Nexus phones are able to see the jobs for the day, week and month on their calendar when they log into my business Gmail account. They add measurements, put notes about carpet, pet issues, etc. Once they sync it I have instant access to that information and can bill accordingly. Other than using gmail.com on the browser are there any options for me that will work?
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-15-12, 05:30 PM #2
- 110 Posts
I occasionally need to look at Google Calendar. I have noticed that after a while (not sure how long exactly), my BB calendar will automatically synchronize with Google Calendar and all the entries added on my phone will appear on Google Calendar. It may take a while though.
- 12-15-12, 05:44 PM #3
Any calendar changes I make on my 9810 are sync'ed to Google instantly, but I tried making a change on my desktop about 5 minutes ago and haven't seen it sync to my phone thus far. I've never had the Google Sync app, I just added my GMail account to my phone and made sure to check off all the Synchronization Options.
- 12-15-12, 06:31 PM #6
So if Gmail's ability to sync with the Blackberry gets flakey, what other online mail and calendar system is good-to-go with the blackberry?
Does MIcrosoft's "Live" have a blackberry syncing capability?
Of course, I'm talking about an over-the-air type syncing... without tethering.
For me, my google calendar and blackberry sync is utterly essential.... I'm all into the google thing, but have been thinking about switching to a solid alternative.
The one thing that attracts me to the Windows phone is the complete compatibility with all things Microsoft.
Would love to learn that blackberry can do it, too.
- CrackBerry User
12-15-12, 06:50 PM #7
- 15 Posts
To add my previous post: I have a company 9900 also, which is on BES. The Calendar sync on that phone is near real-time. My guessing is that -- company BES server will do 'calendar change push' to the phone, but in terms of gmail account on BIS, it's the BB company server do a 'pull' to check whether there is anything changed on calendar. Unlike email on IMAP, the 'pull' will not run every second, and that's the reason for delay. The same 'pull' method is also used on POP email account but with less intervals, say, 5~10 mins delay. But calendar will change far less frequently, and our lovely BB server may decide that sync it every 30~60 mins is alright for us...
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-16-12, 09:10 AM #9
- 110 Posts
- Mont Blanc
I booted Google apps in July for office 365 and have never looked back. I have enterprise client for my phones, calenders work great with my phones and playbook, I do not have to use work around for contacts or any other app. Plus I get the whole office suit too for a small monthly bill. I am about six dollar more than I was paid for google apps and whole lot happier with the results.
- 12-17-12, 07:40 PM #13
Continuing a discussion from the thread about .794 for 9810, I'm having an issue with syncing the Google Calendar as well. When I updated to the new OS and reset all my e-mail, my Google Calendar has stopped syncing, even if I leave it for a while. I've ensured that Calendar is checked off under Synchronization Options. Upon entering the e-mail setup, it asks me to confirm my password to begin syncing the calendar, but when I enter my password, it gives me this error: "Your device encountered a problem with this application's server. Select OK and repeat the action to try again." I only have one calendar, so what could the problem be? Could Google have possibly pulled support for single calendar accounts too?
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