08. 10. 2006
Zyb will keep your contacts safe
Helpful reader Roar Nielsen remembered reading a post where I admitted to dropping my Treo in a toilet after a night of carousing. He recommended a new service called Zyb that lets data enabled cellphones replicate all the important information via the internet. The service is very similar to the online storage that the Hiptop uses, except this is manual and currently supports over 200 phones. Yahoo Mobile's Contact Backup service is very similar, but Zyb has many fewer restrictions as to who can sign up.
Zyb users can manage synced contacts with a web interface, and they can be shared with other Zyb users. Each account can be linked to multiple mobile phones, and Zyb can be used to push old contacts to a new phone. The early adopter geek in me is thrilled at the prospect.
Most cellphones ship with the required SyncML data interface so the majority of phones are compatible. There's no cost to use the service, and the founders guarantee that it will remain that way. The company's business model shows plans to roll out additional fee based premium features in the future. Eventually you'll be able to sync your contacts from the website to Outlook or an iPod.