CardDAV

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CardDAV
Communications protocol
OSI layer Application
Port(s) 80, 443
RFC(s) RFC 6352

CardDAV (short for Card Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is an address book client/server protocol designed to allow users to access and share contact data on a server.

The CardDAV protocol was developed by the IETF and has been published as RFC 6352 in August 2011.[1] CardDAV is based on WebDAV, which is based on HTTP, and it uses vCard for contact data.[2]

History[edit]

Specification[edit]

The specification has been proposed as a standard by IETF as the RFC 6352 in August 2011 by C. Daboo from Apple Inc.

Implementations[edit]

Server-side[edit]

The following products implement the server-side portion of the CardDAV protocol:

Client-side[edit]

The following products implement the client-side portion of the CardDAV protocol:

  • Apple Contacts starting from Mac OS X Snow Leopard and higher.[17]
  • Apple iOS, starting from iOS 4.[18]
  • Bynari WebDAV Collaborator, a plug-in for synchronizing CalDAV and CardDAV data to Outlook with most DAV servers.[19]
  • Atmail supports a complete CardDAV client via a Webmail and mobile interface[20]
  • Blackberry devices running QNX - Blackberry 10+ phones, Playbook OS 2.0+ tablets
  • CardDavMATE, open source HTML5+Javascript CardDAV client (web application)[21]
  • CardDav-Sync for Android[22]
  • CardDAV PHP, open source PHP CardDAV Client[23]
  • ContactSync for Android[24]
  • Contacts CardDAV Sync 2 Cloud for Android[25]
  • DAVdroid for Android 4+[26]
  • EVO Collaborator for Outlook, sync Outlook contacts, calendars and tasks with CardDAV and CalDAV servers[27]
  • Evolution - Works as WebDAV contacts.
  • Kerio Connect[3][28]
  • KDE Software Compilation 4.5 will feature CardDAV client support, due in August 2010. It will be available for use by Kaddressbook, which is part of Kontact PIM suite. It will be provided by Akonadi: a PIM server which will also make the data available to other applications.[29]
  • Thunderbird, via the SOGo Connector[30]
  • SurGATE Outlook Sync Client, supports a complete CardDAV and CalDAV client for Outlook[31]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CardDAVResources". CalConnect. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ "CardDAV: Related Standards". CalConnect. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Implementations: CardDAV Servers". CalConnect. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mac OS X Server: Address Book Server". Apple. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Baïkal lightweight CalDAV+CardDAV server". Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "CommuniGate Pro support of CardDav". Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ "DAViCal release 0.9.9.2". Freshmeat. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ "ZillaSync: Get your contacts on the move with CardDAV". Contactzilla. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ Ellingson, Jeff (September 27, 2012). "A new way to sync Google Contacts". Google. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ Horde Groupware
  11. ^ "Meishi". GitHub. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Radicale Website". Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ "SabreDAV 1.5 released with CardDAV support". dmfs. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ "SOGo: Features". Inverse Inc. 
  15. ^ "sync•gw". syncgw.com. 
  16. ^ Yoon Lee, Jong (September 25, 2009). "Zimbra Server: CardDAV server". Zimbra/VMWare Inc. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Implementations: CardDAV Clients". CalConnect. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  18. ^ Eran Dilger, Daniel (June 25, 2010). "iPhone 4 and iOS vs. Android: desktop and cloud services". AppleInsider. Retrieved July 24, 2010. 
  19. ^ http://www.bynari.net/products-page/product-category/bynari-webdav-collaborator/
  20. ^ "Atmail Client: CardDAV interface". Atmail. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  21. ^ "CardDavMATE". Ján Máté. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  22. ^ "CardDav-Sync". Marten Gajda. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  23. ^ "CardDAV PHP". Christian Putzke. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 
  24. ^ ContactSync
  25. ^ Contacts CardDAV Sync 2 Cloud
  26. ^ "DAVdroid". bitfire web engineering. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  27. ^ "CalDAV/CardDAV Support for Outlook 2007-2013". EVO software production. 
  28. ^ "Kerio Connect". Kerio Technologies. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  29. ^ Koenig, Tobias (February 4, 2010). "CalDAV/CardDAV/GroupDAV Support for Akonadi". Blogspot. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  30. ^ "SOGo: Frontends". Inverse Inc. April 17, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  31. ^ "CalDAV/CardDAV Support for MS Outlook". SurGATE Labs. 

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