If you are using RMS2.2 , you can disable auto sync in rhoconfig.txt as shown below
# 0 will disable auto sync
If you are using RMS4.0, it is disabled by default. You can enable certain models synchronization using SyncEngine API
Please see the docs at http://docs.rhomobile.com/v/2.2/rhodesapi/syncengine-api
I understand that I could disable the auto sync and sync certain models myself (I would do this using a timer), but I would rather use the built in poll interval if I can. I am wondering if there is a way to say "when the poll interval activates, sync these models" or "when the poll interval activates, sync all except these models".
You can use "SyncEngine.set_notification" that ail provide informations about the sync process to your Rhodes application. (when you activate sync process)