Aardvark: Microsoft Exchange Synchronization for Google Android Phones
Announced 10/29/2008, Updated 03/01/09

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Realtime, wireless synchronization of email, calendar, and contacts.

The most popular messaging platform will soon be available on the Google Android OS and T-Mobile G1.

Public launch begins Q1 of 2009. Our limited beta has been closed, but you can still sign up for notification of the public launch.

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Still Going
05/15/09

Thank you to everyone who emailed in to show their support of our project.

We are still here and still attempting to complete Aardvark. Some interesting things are going on.

We will post any major developments.

The Aardvark Team

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04/28/09

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Last Request
04/27/09

For those of you that have followed Aardvark for Android, you know that we announced our product in early November and went on to update you on our progress via our website. What you may not know is that due to the challenges brought on by the economy, we were forced to abandon our large scale beta test, and thus launch of our service, in early March.

We will be deciding the future of Aardvark this week, and would be interested in your feedback. In that spirit, we wanted to give you some details on what Aardvark really is. If, after reading about the details of our project, you would like to lend us your support, please send us an email at ideas@aardvarkforandroid.com.

Thank you very much,

The Aardvark Team

What is Aardvark for Android?

Aardvark for Android is a mail client and companion service that allows Microsoft Exchange data to be synchronized with the Google Android OS. In it’s current state, Aardvark can synchronize Email, Contact and Calendar data, and it contains the core features currently found in iPhone, Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices. EMail is viewed using the Aardvark email client, while the calendar and contact pieces are integrated in to the calendar and contacts systems built in to the Android OS. The contacts and calendar entries are kept separate from your personal calendar and contacts, but data from both systems is shown in an integrated fashion (i.e. personal and work contacts in the same view).

The Aardvark Sync Service is a special service that runs on the Internet. This service uses powerful cloud-computing technology to manage the communication of data from the Internet to Android devices. We began using this service to sync email from Exchange, and hoped to expand the service in two ways. The first was to bring powerful new Exchange capabilities to Android, such as the ability to view more than one Exchange account, spell check, co-worker calendar and free/busy subscription. The second was to bring fleet-management capabilities to the Android community. Our hope was that developers would embrace the ability to easily write applications that can speak with and manage data with an unlimited numbers of phones in near real-time.

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Economic Woes
3/5/2009

Well, it is official. We lost our source of funding yesterday. Not the end of Aardvark, but it will cause all sorts of delays.

-The Aardvark Team

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False Starts
2/17/2009

Lots of news about Exchange and Android this week at MWC (updates here). Several new Exchange clients for Android have been announced, some without key features.

-The Aardvark Team

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Aardvark Collective
2/4/2009

Everyone is in town this week for more testing, development and bug fixing with Exchange on our G1 phones. Features are starting to be completed, which is good news.

Also, be aware that we will be closing beta registration on the 28th of February, in preparation for a more complete and large-scale beta test. Those that register for the beta, even if you choose not to participate, will receive exclusive details on Aardvark and be among the first able to use the solution when we make it available to the public.

-The Aardvark Team

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Fast Moving Aardvarks
1/27/2009

Lots going on these last few weeks. We have been busy putting together a new website and working through many of the more complex email, contact and calendar features. Beta testing should wrap up soon.

-The Aardvark Team

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The New Year
1/2/2009

Deadlines have slipped…a little bit. We continue to beta test with our small pool of test users. Now that the holidays are over we expect development to speed up dramatically.

Watch your email – we will be growing our beta pool to the 3rd group of selected testers, based on signup date, starting on Monday January 19, 2009.

-The Aardvark Team

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Another Weekly Update
12/12/2008

This week we spent a lot of time with Microsoft Exchange 2003 and 2007 in all kinds of configurations (you would be amazed at how complex this is). Next week will be a bunch of the same.

Thank you for all of the email suggestions, particulary to Brian S. regarding the security certificate issue and Robert B. regarding the weekend sync idea.

We are getting closer and closer to increasing the number of beta participants on a more regular basis. There are 4 remaining testing milestones that we must complete before we can do this. Once those milestones are complete we can invite a few hundred of you to try out the application.

-The Aardvark Team

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After Turkey Update
12/7/2008

Development continues to progress and we are adding some neat features to the Android client software.

We wanted to thank everyone that responded to our most recent survey. There were so many responses that the survey filled up before everyone could put in their answers.

Our next survey will be on dream features that you would like to see developed. In the meantime, if you have ideas for features, please send them to us at ideas@aardvarkforandroid.com. We will begin a dialog and post the most exciting features that we are going to add in to Aardvark.

-The Aardvark Team

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Weekly Status Update
11/14/2008

We have been hard at work on our mail client and we are rapidly approaching the announcement of our beta date.

For your enjoyment this week we have posted a few screenshots of our application in action.

-The Aardvark Team

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Election Week Status Update
11/7/2008

We want to thank everyone for their interest in our upcoming beta. There are a lot of questions and unfortunately we have to be tight-lipped about details.

We can tell you that this week we have been working with some pre-beta users that are evaluating and providing feedback on the client software that is running on the G1.

-The Aardvark Team