Author PhotoBy Hakson Teh, Tech Lead

In June, we announced that CardDAV -- an open standard for accessing contact information across the web – was available to everyone.

Today, we’re adding several new features that improve the user experience:

  • High resolution contact photos, which enables syncing of full-screen photos used by some mobile devices including iPhones (previously we supported 96x96 thumbnails).
  • Sync-Collections, which improves battery life for mobile users by reducing the amount of data exchanged.
  • POST support, which reduces mobile data usage when creating new contacts.
  • For Google Apps users, searching the domain’s Global Address List.

Most of these features are available today with Apple iOS 7 devices that sync with Google Contacts. You can find more information about these features in the Developer’s Guide.


+Hakson Teh is the Tech Lead for the Google CardDAV API. His current focus is to provide a great contacts sync experience with Google products for both developers and users.

Posted by +Scott Knaster, Editor