Hmm, this sounds interesting... and $100 is a nice reward, though i'm not really after it...
So, do you guys think the Palm Profile has Calendar data in categories and webOS strips them out because it has no support for that? Or the newer Palm Profile itself does not support categories? My guess is that categories are long gone, since the data gets sync'd automatically and most likely overwritten several times a month.
I don't have an older Palm device, i have never used the built-in Calendar and my contacts list only has two entries (the other stuff i pull up from Recent Calls or from e-mails), but yeah, this is something i care enough about, because it just seems like such a basic feature, something that Palm should have taken care of years ago, so i'll try to figure something out, even though i don't entirely know what i'm going
Anyhow, it is possible to retrieve all the Palm Profile data, because a freshly-Doctored device always asks about restoring contacts data, etc. And, the phone itself holds most of this stuff in its database. So this should be easy, however the iPhone part would be much more difficult for me, since i only have a 2nd gen iPod touch here and have no way to test any iPhone-specific code.
But.. If we can find an app that can back-up and restore user data on the iPhone and output a basic plain-text backup file, it would be possible to convert a webOS data dump into something compatible with that app.
[Edit] - to be specific, the catch-all file on the Pre Plus is at /var/luna/data/dbdata/PalmDatabase.db3, it should be no trouble to pull the calendar data from that, but loading the data onto the iPhone will take some work if there isn't a ready app to do the job...