Data syncing for Apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by iVoid, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    So now that we have apps that can work with documents on the iPhone, has Apple included some kind of home directory functionality on the iPhone/Touch so that app developers can save documents somewhere and get them synced to a computer via iTunes where a desktop app can then access them?

    I hope they don't plan to force users to buy MobileMe to get documents off the iPhone. I'd prefer just a selectable directory on my Mac (or windows) user directory that I can use to get documents back and forth.

    So far the only data app I've installed is Pocketpedia, which uses wifi to sync data between it and Bookpedia and DBDpedia. Kind of a cumbersome process and not automatic, so I was wondering if those with knowledge of the App development process know if something is there or in the works?
  2. robbyx macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2005
    Check out OmniFocus. It syncs to MobileMe, WebDAV, or the disk of your choosing. You need the 1.1 sneakypeek release. I'm not sure if this is exactly what you had in mind, but it definitely illustrates that syncing is possible without buying MobileMe.

  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Supposedly your application data is backed up every time iTunes does a backup for your device. So if you had to restore the device, in theory your application data should be restored. That's the only data syncing functionality that Apple provides though. Anything more must be implemented by the developer.

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