Contact Sync w/o Google or Apple

Hi there,
Is there a plan to sync contact with local contacts app or via Carddav ?
I saw you enable Google and Apple sync but I do not trust each of them. It can be more secure and in the same trend you do, to control the contacts sync
Thanks !

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Hi,

thank you for your post!

What exactly do you mean by “local contacts app”?

We would like to start with Google Account and iCloud sync, because these are popular solutions for Android and iPhone users to store their contacts. I understand your concerns - I will pass this request to the team and once we are ready with all the basic features we will decide what to do next - in general, it seems like a good idea!

Cheers!
Lukasz

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Hi,
I think about Contact app in W10, Address Book in MacOS or Thunderbird in Linux for exemple.
For sure Google and Apple sync will be the best to enable users to move to Mudita Pure phone.
Carddav and by extension caldav are good open way to sync infos.
Finally, will there be a vcard or csv files import/export with the mudita app ?
Thanks !

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You can save your contacts on your SIM (up to 2000 I think). Go in your contacts and choose “export”, you will see the option here

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@anon43546428 It wasn’t planned any time soon. If only there’s a time for it and there are no more important features in the backlog to be added - we can take care of it. I know it’s not the best answer, but this is all I can say at the moment.

Cheers,
Lukasz

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@renardresilient
Indeed, exporting to SIM can be an option. Nevertheless, there is no such option in iPhone and exporting to SIM is limited to a name + a number, where a lot of address book are now filled with several numbers, birthdate and so on.

@lukasz.anwajler
Thank you for the answer. I fully understand that you cannot fulfill every requests :slight_smile:
I still think that contacts are a important think for a phone and that everybody are not using google or apple sync, even when they have an android or iPhone (like me :slight_smile: )

In parallel, what will be the contact details available in the address book of MuditaOS ? Is there nickname, birthdate and so on ? And birthdate sync with calendar ?

Thanks for all,

Cheers,
Dob.

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I agree with @anon43546428. There needs to be a carddav and caldav sync option. I do not use Google anymore and I have never owned an Apple device. I am really on the fence when it comes to pre-ordering and it is not a deal breaker but if I could sync my calendars at the end of the day, that would be gorgeous because my wife and I use multiple shared calendars and I use calendars from 4 different employers. Again, not a deal breaker but it wouldn’t hurt to include this.

I want to make sure I understand. There are no plans for CardDAV or CalDAV integration even though they’re open standards of contact/calendar syncing? Even if they’re what we rely on to keep our contacts/calendars in sync and what we use to populate the native calendar/contacts apps on our computers?

I was hoping to use my Pure to migrate toward FOSS and away from Apple’s ecosystem but requiring an account with one of two tech giants to sync basic necessities would be very disappointing.

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Hi @cjkonecnik,

I’d rather say it’s more WHEN, not IF.

I will keep you updated on this topic.

Cheers,
Lukasz

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Agree - on the FOSS path and need CardDAV/CalDAV. Not a deal-breaker out of the gate, but will be shortly thereafter… :wink:

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Hi @lukasz.anwajler,

Did I get it right, that up to now

  1. it is only possible to sync my calender from Google and iCloud throug the Mudita Desktop App?
  2. it is possible to sync my contacts from Google and iCloud through the Mudita Desktop App OR to import them as vCard or CSV?
  3. You do not know when you will add CalDav and CardDav support?

For a person like me who never used google or apple that means that I have to import my contacts “by hand” and that I cannot use the calendar at all?

I really love the concept of the phone and (not so) unfortunately my Smartphone broke, so I hoped that I can replace it with a Mudita pure phone. Sadly this only works for me with the ability to have my contacs and calender on the phone (even “by hand”).

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
Simon