Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Duplicate events with GooSync

Both my wife and I have Windows Mobile phones, and we use Google Calendar for our calendars.  GooSync allows us to wirelessly sync our calendars with our phones.  My wife and I both have GooSync accounts, which sync to our own Google Calendar accounts.  The permissions on some of the calendars has been setup so either one of us can add events.

There appears to be a bug where events are getting duplicated, seemingly on every sync.  From looking at the duplicated events, they are being created from my wife's phone.  Maybe it is caused because these events were created by my account, and maybe GooSync can't handle this.

It looks like I am not the only person having this problem.  Here are several forum posts: (1, 2, 3).  There doesn't appear to be any official response to these reports.

I spent 30 minutes removing the duplicates.  Ideally, Google would offer SyncML access to calendar accounts.  Then, I could get rid of this third party from the process.