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An investigation on how isMobile could use SyncML
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis work was done for isMobile, which is a Luleå based company with the business idea of helping companies with a mobile workforce to schedule and utilize their resources to the fullest. The goal with the work was to investigate what usages isMobile might have for the synchronization protocol SyncML. The workload was split up into three areas of investigation: 1. Investigation of the possibilities to make a software SyncML solution similar to isMobile’s Blå Pocket but used mainly on cellular phones instead of handheld computers andif so would be the case, make a prototype. 2. Investigation of the possibilities of device management with SyncML. 3. Investigation about solutions for handling report delivering from phones if point number one proved successful. With the workload distributed in the same order. We chose to use a software called Funambol for the two first areas. For the first one we used the Funambol data synchronization server to which we constructed and added our own plugin to make it work together with isMobile's software. We ran into some troubles though, the biggest one being that our solution did not work with as many different phone models as we had hoped for. There were two causes of this problem, one being that Funambol did not work well with some models and the second being that software of different phone models worked differently. Because of these problems we felt that our solution was not good enough in its current state but we offered some suggestions on how it might be improved. For the second one we investigated the possibilities with the Funambol device management server, being the only open source alternative that we could find. We never managed to get it to work fully though. Because of this we had to settle with the conclusion that the SyncML device management protocol itself seemed to be a good option for device management, based on its capabilities. However we can not say if there are satisfactory solutions implementing it today. For the report delivering part of the thesis work we made two theoretical suggestions on solutions, one using the SyncML synchronization and the other using a JSP-page, with the second one being our recommendation at the current time.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, syncml, synchronization, device-management, funambol
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-50321ISRN: LTU-EX--08/089--SELocal ID: 7965a436-50d0-4c3f-a24e-a5b5b51d6611OAI: diva2:1023678
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Computer Science and Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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