Google updates CardDAV API with high resolution contact photos, improved battery life, and POST support

Google updates CardDAV API with high resolution contact photos, improved battery life, and POST support ...

Google today updated its CardDAV API, a protocol for sharing address books and contacts on a server. Developers who sync with Google Contacts will enjoy the additions.

Here are the four new features rolling out today:

  • High resolution contact photos, which enables syncing of full-screen photos used by some mobile devices including iPhones (previously we supported 96×96 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.

This is the first major update to the CardDav API. Google launched it in June 2013 when it reversed a decision to kill off its CalDAV API.

See also – Google to keep its calendar CalDAV API public after developer backlash, debuts contacts CardDAV API to boot

Top Image Credit: Mari Carmen Guinovart

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