[Kolab-devel] Notes client for Android

Mihai Badici mihai at badici.ro
Mon Mar 9 08:23:38 CET 2015

On Friday 06 March 2015 21:31:07 Ing. Konrad Renner wrote:
> Hi community, I have searched for an Android app which can
> sync/display/edit  notes from a Kolab server (incl. Notebooks, Tags, etc.),
> but I didn't find one (the exchange clients can sync the notes, but not
> notebooks).

Maybe you want to revive this old kolab2 client  :)

IMHO writing a good IMAP client is better then mimic protocols like MS 
ActiveSync  but looks like the trend go in the opposite direction.

> I am a Java developer so I started to implement a library which can handle
> notes  in the Kolab V3 format on my own. The library can also sync notes
> with a Kolab server via IMAP (getting notes already works, sending to the
> server is not finished yet). You can find the code
> here: https://github.com/konradrenner/kolabnotes-java (the Android branch
> contains the code which runs on Android). 
> This library uses the java-mail API, for the IMAP connectivity. Sadly
> important parts  of this API/library are not supported by Android, because
> java-mail uses java.awt, which is not available on Android. There already
> exists a project which tried to port java-mail to Android, but it seems
> that there is no development anymore and it does not support
> Multipart-Mimemessages. So I ported java-mail on my own to Android (I
> replaced the java.awt dependencies), you can find the code in this
> repository: https://github.com/konradrenner/kore-javamail . 
> I have already tested getting notes from KolabNow via this library on my
> Android phone and it works. 
> The next steps would be fixing the sending notes to a Kolab server and
> implement a new Android  notes app or extend an extisting open source notes
> app.
> Is there anyone in the community who can help me (coding, designing the ui
> for the app, etc)? _______________________________________________
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Mihai Bădici

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