Extra MobileMe Account as LDAP for iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by natasha69, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. natasha69 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    My wife and I both have iPhones. I bought the family pack for MobileMe. So we have 5 accounts.

    We each have an individual account. We use Google Calendars as our push calendaring solution. We use MobileMe for our push email.

    This post concerns contacts.

    I have my set of contacts which is maintained in my MobileMe account. She has hers in her account.

    For global contacts (ones that are common to both of us), is it possible to use a 3rd MobileMe account to do push contacts on the iPhone? For example, my parents, her parents would be common to the two of us. So if she got updated information, she'd update her iPhone, and it would update the contacts in the 3rd account, and subsequently update my iPhone as well.

    Our iPhones would be synced with our individual MobileMe accounts, but also with the extra MobileMe account for global contacts?

    Has anyone tried this? Is it possible to have two push contacts on the iPhone at the same time w/o the Phone getting confused?

    I wish MobileMe just let you make certain contacts global amongst family accounts so that everyone got the information, but until that happens, this seems to be a potential workaround.

    Any input is appreciated.
  2. natasha69 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    so now that 3.0 is released and you can add LDAP accounts, i wonder if this is possible?
  3. digitalnomad macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2008
    I'm wondering about this to. I can subscribe to my wife's Address Book via her MobileMe account and vice versa. I can't figure out how subscribe to her's with PUSH to my iPhone though. Seems odd that you can add an LDAP account but you can't add another MobileMe member's contacts. Anyone have a solution or workaround to do this?

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