google contacts sync

Bug #468122 reported by Patrick Cornelissen
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Ubuntu One Servers
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Wishlist
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Bug Description

Ubuntu one offers storage of contacts, which is a neat feature, but googlemail and/or android users have their contacts in the "google cloud". It would be nice to have some kind of sync feature somewhere that is able to sync the contacts regulary or at least as a direct user action.

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Rodrigo Moya (rodrigo-moya) wrote :

Evolution already supports Google contacts, so, until we have an Android-specific solution, you can copy all the contacts from Google in Evolution to the U1 addressbook, and that would get synchronized to the U1 server

Changed in ubuntuone-client:
milestone: none → later
Changed in ubuntuone-client:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Elliot Murphy (statik)
Changed in ubuntuone-client:
status: New → Confirmed
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bertnic (bertnic) wrote :

a cloud to cloud sync would be immensely preferred over a cloud to desktop to cloud pontential mess.

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Josh Biggs (biggsjm) wrote :

I believe Google has a contacts API, several applications sync with Google Contacts today.

Since Google requires users to maintain contacts with them for many services (android users, voice, gmail, buzz, reader) adding a cloud to cloud sync with U1 would allow users to have updated contacts for google services and still provide access to the desktop applications via desktopcouch.

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Jason Cook (jasoncook599) wrote :

This is a feature that I would really like to see implelmented.

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Justin Ramirez (justinrez) wrote :

I'd like to chime in and suggest this feature as well. A Cloud-to-cloud automatic sync would be amazing. Now I have to manually
"copy all contacts to" my U1 from Google whenever I make a change. AND if I delete a contact in Google I have to delete it manually in U1.

OT: U1 needs a lot of work, but I think it has huge potential. I'm glad there's something that will (at least eventually) provide a viable replacement to Google's evil, info-sucking services.

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Ron Adams (tohuw) wrote :

Add me to the list of supporters for this. I use my Android-powered phone heavily, and Evolution's Google Contact sync doesn't seem to work with Google Apps for domains (if someone has this working, shoot me an email). This would be a great feature and would allow me to use U1 much more heavily.

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Andrew Min (andrewmin) wrote :

+1 for syncing. It would be an awesome feature.

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Ayrton Santana (ayrton) wrote :

+1 for syncing with google contacts feature.

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Ayrton Santana (ayrton) wrote :

Maybe it can help:
https://google-connector.forge.funambol.org/

I will try some hack to use this to syncronize from Desktop CouchDB.

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Martin Albisetti (beuno) wrote :

Using the google connector from Funambol would let you sync your contacts. I'm not sure as to what level of integration we're looking for here.

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Barrasmara (waters-matthew) wrote :

I think this feature is an absolute necessity.

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Michael Schroeder (mpschroeder) wrote :

i will not use ubuntu one until this is possible

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Dario Panico (dariopan) wrote :

the biggest problem IMHO is about contact pictures which are the only infos not already synced

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Ron Adams (tohuw) wrote :

I noticed that the UbuntuOne control panel in Natty specifically mentions going to the UbuntuOne website to manage contacts, "including Gmail and Facebook". Does this mean there's progress on this, or are they obliquely referring to the Google/Facebook cloud to Evolution to UbuntuOne cloud method? If so, that's a shame.

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Martin Albisetti (beuno) wrote :

There's progress :)

Changed in ubuntuone-client:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
milestone: later → none
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu One web team (ubuntuone-web)
status: Triaged → In Progress
affects: ubuntuone-client → ubuntuone-servers
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Callum Saunders (callumsaunders) wrote :

@Dario Panico: Surely contact picture sync could easily come from Facebook?

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Dario Panico (dariopan) wrote :

Lots of Facebook infos are available (even for people that haven't a fb account) using http://www.facebooksearch.us/

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Pablo W (pablowains) wrote :

+1 for syncing with google contacts feature.

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Pavel Malyshev (afunix) wrote :

it's in progress for a year :))
i wont use ubuntu one for contacts too until my google contacts can be synced.

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Michael Stempin (mstempin) wrote :

this would be the best update to Ubuntu One in a long time. Flawless contact sync with googlemail should just work.

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Zed (darkbroodzed) wrote :

Need Won't Fix status

Changed in ubuntuone-servers:
status: In Progress → Invalid
Curtis Hovey (sinzui)
Changed in ubuntuone-servers:
assignee: Registry Administrators (registry) → nobody
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