After adding offline functionality to its two most popular web apps Google Reader and Google Docs, Google is ready to integrate two other services with Gears. About a year ago, we had posted that Google is preparing an offline version of Gmail. In an article Andrew Fogg noted that Gmail and Google Calendar will add offline support in approximately 6 weeks.
In the past months, Google accidentally enabled the option in Google Calendar and some users saw the dialog illustrated below: “To view and edit the next 3 months of your Google Calendar when you’re not connected to the Internet, click OK.”
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Andrew also reports that Google will add SyncML support for Gmail contacts next month. He thinks this is “related to the sync that they worked on with Apple for 3G iPhone”. SyncML is a standard for data synchronization supported by a lot of companies. “SyncML is most commonly thought of as a method to synchronize contact and calendar information between some type of handheld device and a computer (personal, or network-based service), such as between a mobile phone and a personal computer.”
Source:→ Google System