The second Mobile Monday presentation was by Fabrizio Capobianco of Funambol. Funambol develops Sync4j, an open source server built on the SyncML synchronization standard. Funambol employs developers in Italy and business development and sales staff in the United States.
SyncML is an open standard to synchronize contacts and calendar data among other things. Palm recently announced it would discontinue HotSync in favor of SyncML. Funambol will launch a Sync4j portal next week for free storage and access of calendar and contact data using SyncML for synchronization.
Fabrizio’s entire presentation and question and answer period lasted 16 minutes and 27 seconds. The audio is available as a 7.4 megabyte MP3 file.