Are there any design templates for configuration synchronization?

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I was wondering if anyone knew of any design patterns, articles or other information for the problem of synchronising settings between multiple devices.

Say a web site, an iPhone app and an iPad app; with future devices coming along later.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. If you need more information, to answer properly, please say so and I can elaborate the problem.


You can follow this link for the Sync ML standard. This can give a you a template to extend the framework to accommodate more data and settings not already handled This - gives detail on an open source synchronization framework