Apple complicated things yesterday when they released MobileMe. I’m a huge fan of Google services and use Google Apps to host my domain’s email. Plus I use Google Reader, Google Calendar, and a number of other applications of theirs.
Until Apple’s announcement I was looking for more integration between iCal and Google Calendar with the new 2.0 software. Now I’m not sure what to think.
My first thought is to forward all my email from Google to my MobileMe account, and then point my iPhone and Mail.app clients to MobileMe. Basically, I’d be standardizing on MobileMe for my mobile device world.
The problem is that I don’t see Apple keeping up with Google when it comes to web services. I just don’t. I think they’ll catch up once in a while, like they just did, but Google’s constant improvement is just overwhelmingly compelling.
So, what are you iPhone/Google users out there going to do? Are you going to move to MobileMe or stick with Google’s services for Calendar, Mail, Photo sharing, etc?
[ One thing we need to consider is the fact that Google is likely to launch all of their tools for the iPhone in native format. I would not be surprised to see them introduce push email, contacts and calendar as well. The question would just be whether or not they could do it as cleanly as Apple. ]