07/06/2011, 03:09 AM
DigiCalendar Pad can't access Synergy because of a bug in webOs. Palm is aware of the problem. However, they have not given us any indication when this will be fixed.
Originally Posted by govotsos
The pro version does work with Synergy. However, if you are actually asking can DigiCalendar edit and read events on another calendar like Google then the answer is no. This is a limitation of webOs and out of our hands.
Palm has set up permissions so that one application may not access records from another application without specific permissions being granted. This means if DigiCalendar creates an event then xyz Calendar can't touch it. We would have to specifically grant create, read, update, and delete permissions to each application or grant all permissions to everyone.
The only exception is the Palm calendar. It can access everything on the device because they have given it root access. In fact, we have seen where an even created by our application can be edited by the Palm default apps which their app then takes ownership of that record and we can no longer touch it. This is another bug that Palm is aware of.
This problem has a couple of solutions. The first one is for Palm to grant access to our application. They've basically told us this would never happen. In webOs 2 it is possible to create events but that's it. Palm has really made the synergy data inaccessible. I can point to the documentation that shows the limitations.
The second, is DigiCalendar could be distributed as a homebrew app and with some modifications directly to the Os it could access the information. However, we could never publish it in the app catalog.
The last solution which is what we are working toward is to provide an application, DigiSync, that accomplished the synchronization or it is also possible to create our own connectors where we could synchronize DigiCalendar with Google for example.
our goal is to provide as many features in our applications as posisble. For example, all our apps can (or will) be able to share information between them. We will be integrating Calendar with DigiTask soon. (Pro versions only)
People have been asking for access to the IM messages, call log, etc since version 1. Palm still hasn't provided any method to access this information. Remember, access to the mic just became available in version 2.1 (and later) Bluetooth abilities were just introduced in 2.0!
I understand if the inability to fully modify all the information on the device would be a deal breaker for you. We would love to have that functionality, but it just won't happen until Palm makes those abilities available in webOs.