Aetles + contacts   3 Using ownCloud for Contacts and Calendar Syncing (instead of iCloud)
Fortunately both OS X and iOS also support CardDAV for contact syncing and CalDAV for calendar syncing. I decided the time had come for me to make the jump and host these services myself, for myself.

Fortunately I read about Alex Payne’s Sovereign project when he announced it and I remember it had contacts and calendar support. I looked into it a bit more, and discovered those services were provided via ownCloud.
icloud  caldav  carddav  osx  ios  apple  sync  contacts  calendars 
april 2014 by Aetles
Why are Contacts for Google Apps different than Gmail and both different than Android? - Google Apps Help
Looks like the new Contacts manager has finally migrated into Google Apps for Domains. You need to activate it. Open up your dashboard and you should see Contacts(beta). If not you have to add it. I can't recall when or how I did that but probably through the add new apps link.

If it's there, click on the menu at the top on Service Settings and select Contacts from the drop down. There's now a section called New Contacts Manager and an option to preview it in Gmail. Put a check next to it and click the Save button.

It doesn't seem to activate immediately, but I found when I logged in several hours later that the new contact manager was indeed active in my App accounts!

Currently I'm using an android phone with HTC sense which has some nice features, but seems to be stuck on a 2.1 level contact app. Therefore, I don't know if there have been any further improvements to Android contact compatibility in Froyo or Gingerbread. But at least the new contact manager should be much closer. Hopefully Google will eventually bring Gmail and Android contacts to parity.
googleapps  gmail  contacts 
march 2011 by Aetles

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