vCard Extensions to WebDAV ( CardDAV) 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 in August 2011. RFC 6352 CardDAV is based on  WebDAV, which is based on HTTP, and it uses vCard for contact data. 
History [ edit ]
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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:
Apple Contacts Server.  
Atmail, a email and groupware server, supporting the CardDAV protocol. Baïkal, a lightweight CalDAV + CardDAV server
CommuniGate Pro supports CardDav protocol. 
DAViCal supports CardDAV from version 0.9.9.2 
ContactOffice online collaboration suite supports CardDAV. 
Contactzilla allows access to user's address books via CardDAV. 
EVO Mail Server, a mail server software, supporting CardDAV
fruux, a synchronization service, supporting CardDAV
GMail and Google Contacts allow access to user's address book via CardDAV. 
Group-Office, an open-source groupware and CRM application
Horde Groupware, a complete web-based groupware solution with CalDAV and CardDAV support. 
IT Hit Active Directory Address Book CardDAV Server Enables management to Active Directory contacts and users via CardDAV protocol.
IT Hit WebDAV Server Engine for .Net a WebDAV sever library for .Net with CardDAV support.
Meishi, a standalone, Ruby on Rails based CardDAV server 
Memotoo, a synchronization service, supporting CardDAV
ownCloud supports CardDAV protocol since version 2.0. Radicale, open source CalDAV CardDAV server written in Python
SabreDAV, a WebDAV framework for PHP, supports CardDAV since version 1.5. 
SOGo supports CardDAV access to its address books. 
sync•gw allows synchronization of any address book using CardDAV. 
Zimbra 6 allows access to its address book via CardDAV. 
SYNOLOGY DSM 5.1 beta now supports CardDAV. 
Client-side [ edit ]
The following products implement the
client-side portion of the CardDAV protocol:
Contacts starting from Mac OS X Snow Leopard and higher.  Apple
iOS, starting from iOS 4. 
Atmail supports a complete CardDAV client via a Webmail and mobile interface  Bynari WebDAV Collaborator, a plug-in for synchronizing CalDAV and CardDAV data to Outlook with most DAV servers.
Blackberry devices running QNX - Blackberry 10+ phones, Playbook OS 2.0+ tablets
CardDAV PHP, open source PHP CardDAV Client  ContactSync for Android
 Contacts CardDAV Sync 2 Cloud for Android
 DAVdroid for Android 4+
 EVO Collaborator for Outlook, sync Outlook contacts, calendars and tasks with CardDAV and CalDAV servers
Evolution - Works as WebDAV contacts.
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. 
Kerio Connect   Outlook CalDav Synchronizer (open source) adds CalDAV and CardDAV support to Microsoft Outlook
Sailfish OS, the OS of the Jolla phones and tablet (since 2015) SurGATE Outlook Sync Client, supports a complete CardDAV and CalDAV client for Outlook
Thunderbird, via the SOGo Connector 
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "CardDAVResources". CalConnect . Retrieved . April 10, 2010
^ "CardDAV: Related Standards". CalConnect . Retrieved . April 11, 2010
^ a b "Implementations: CardDAV Servers". CalConnect . Retrieved . April 10, 2010
^ "Mac OS X Server: Address Book Server". Apple . Retrieved . April 10, 2010
^ "Baïkal lightweight CalDAV+CardDAV server" . Retrieved . December 11, 2013
^ "CommuniGate Pro support of CardDav" . Retrieved . April 21, 2011
^ "DAViCal release 0.9.9.2". Freshmeat . Retrieved . September 24, 2010
^ "Contact synchronization using CardDAV" . Retrieved . March 3, 2014
^ "ZillaSync: Get your contacts on the move with CardDAV". Contactzilla . Retrieved . December 17, 2013
^ Ellingson, Jeff (September 27, 2012). "A new way to sync Google Contacts". Google . Retrieved . September 27, 2012
^ Horde Groupware
^ "Meishi". GitHub . Retrieved . March 30, 2012
^ "Radicale Website" . Retrieved . April 4, 2014
^ "SabreDAV 1.5 released with CardDAV support". dmfs . Retrieved . September 11, 2011
^ "SOGo: Features". Inverse Inc.
^ "sync•gw". www.syncgw.com.
^ Yoon Lee, Jong (September 25, 2009). "Zimbra Server: CardDAV server". Zimbra/VMWare Inc . Retrieved . April 24, 2010
^ AEM (September 2014). "Synology DSM: CardDAV server". SYNOLOGY.
^ "Implementations: CardDAV Clients". CalConnect . Retrieved . April 10, 2010
^ Eran Dilger, Daniel (June 25, 2010). "iPhone 4 and iOS vs. Android: desktop and cloud services". AppleInsider . Retrieved . July 24, 2010
^ "Atmail Client: CardDAV interface". Atmail . Retrieved . May 26, 2010
^ "CardDavMATE". Ján Máté . Retrieved . March 8, 2013
^ "CardDav-Sync". Marten Gajda . Retrieved . November 1, 2012
^ "CardDAV PHP". Christian Putzke . Retrieved . October 23, 2012
^ Contacts CardDAV Sync 2 Cloud
^ "DAVdroid". bitfire web engineering . Retrieved . January 25, 2014
^ "CalDAV/CardDAV Support for Outlook 2007-2013". EVO software production.
^ "InfCloud". Ján Máté . Retrieved . March 18, 2015
^ Koenig, Tobias (February 4, 2010). "CalDAV/CardDAV/GroupDAV Support for Akonadi". Blogspot . Retrieved . April 24, 2010
^ "Kerio Connect". Kerio Technologies . Retrieved . April 10, 2010
^ Outlook CalDav Synchronizer
^ "CalDAV/CardDAV Support for MS Outlook". SurGATE Labs.
^ "SOGo: Frontends". Inverse Inc. April 17, 2013 . Retrieved . October 4, 2013
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