OSX and Avantgo blues...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by artfan1, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. artfan1 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so we can't use Avantgo with our Palm in OSX.
    And I can't seem to get VPC to sync with my Palm.

    All I really want is to be able to download a TV schedule onto my Palm.

    Any other options out there? TVGuide.com and Yahoo.com both use Avantgo.

    Thanks,
    artfan1
     
  2. mstecker macrumors 6502

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    Philadelphia
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    Try Vindigo

    While AvantGo may not have an OSX conduit, Vindigo does.

    And while you can't get your TV listings from Vindigo, it's a little known (but almost true) fact that the Vindigo and AvantGo conduits were both based on the same formerly-open "MAL" protocol. Over time, they have diverged quite a bit, but the last time I checked, you could still use the AvantGo conduit to sync Vindigo and vice-versa.

    So, what you'd do is this: Install the free trial version of Vindigo, and get the OSX conduit installed. Go into the advanced preferences for the conduit and there's a place to put in a server name. Tell it about the AvantGo server. I think it's just at www.avantgo.com. Sync and see if it works.

    Your mileage may vary on this. As I said, the two implemetations are likely continuing to diverge with each release. While this still worked a few months ago, it may no longer work today.

    It's pretty lame that AvantGo hasn't come out with a native conduit if that is in fact the case. I know exactly how much work it'd be to port it to OSX and it's not very much.
     

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