Cloud Sync between mac apps, PocketPedia on iPhone and on TV

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Cloud Sync between mac apps, PocketPedia on iPhone and on TV

Postby mdsol » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:46 am

Hi.
I really miss on CDPedia a way to automatically sync my collection between the app, PocketPedia on my iPhone and PocketPedia on Apple TV.
Would you mind to consider adding any kind of cloud sync (eg. via Dropbox, or Google Drive, or iCloud)?
A multi-account sync would be very usefull!
Best regards, Francesco
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Re: Cloud Sync between mac apps, PocketPedia on iPhone and o

Postby FineWine » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:04 pm

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Pedia's by Bruji.

This topic has been raised several times and whilst Conor is working on it, Apple keeps moving the goal posts somewhat and then they released Big Sur which is another ball game, though the Pedia's do work on Big Sur.

All the while writing for the next whole number release version 7, which will have a heap of new things; which may include full integration with iCloud. Whether he will actually use Apple iCloud, Drop Box or his own servers is a nice mystery. Other big changes might be better integration with the cataloguing of downloaded (locally stored); movies/TV series, ebooks, music & games and NAS based home networks.

Conor (Top Dog), his wife Nora (co-Top Dog) and their very young family (Top Puppies) are a 'one-man-band' and due to COVID-19 have gone through multiple lock-downs therefore everyone's plans and schedules have been thrown out the window.
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Re: Cloud Sync between mac apps, PocketPedia on iPhone and o

Postby DanThe » Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:32 am

Thanks for the update FineWine.

I agree with you that there have been many posts about adding iCloud synching to the Bruji apps. It would be the needed bridge to extend the access to data to the other Apple ecosystem devices such as iPads and iPhones.

Yes. Not only is Big Sur a huge game changer but also the transition to Apple Silicon which has already started to unify OS programming or like it is commonly referred to as the iPadification of the Mac. It has created a lot of grief for the developers but the fact is that Intel hasn't been innovating since 2015 which has been holding Apple back when it comes to the Mac.

Intel has been promising 10 nm since 2015 but have only been able to deliver this now. That's why Macbook performance has suffered because Apple had been designing them with 10 nm thermals in mind but Intel failed to deliver this.

Glad to hear about version 7 but I am curious to know if it is being rebuilt from ground up to Apple's new UI standards.

Sorry for the long rant but I am very excited about this transition and it is definitely not the first one for Apple.

Cheers! :D
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Re: Cloud Sync between mac apps, PocketPedia on iPhone and o

Postby BenRoimola » Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:44 am

mdsol wrote:I really miss on CDPedia a way to automatically sync my collection between the app, PocketPedia on my iPhone and PocketPedia on Apple TV.


I have synced the Pedias automatically between my Macs (desktop and laptop) and between user accounts on those Macs by having the Pedia databases on Dropbox. This does of course not help for automatic syncing between Macs and other Apple devices, but I thought I'd mention this in case you need to sync between Macs and/or user accounts on Macs.
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Re: Cloud Sync between mac apps, PocketPedia on iPhone and o

Postby mdsol » Fri May 28, 2021 2:01 am

Thank you FineWine for explaining the situation, and thank you also BenRoimola to help me solve part of my issue with Dropbox!
I hope CDPedia 7 will include Dropbox sync out-of-the-box!
Have a nice day,
Francesco
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