Google ending CardDAV and CalDAV support?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jason2811, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    So when the end CalDAV and CardDAV support (apparently in September), how does someone access their Google contacts or their Google calendar on an iPhone? There must still be some method, correct?
  2. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2009
    Texas, US
    I haven't heard of this.

    Are you sure you're not thinking of Google ending Exchange support? Different animal.
  3. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
  4. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    from the blog:

    "We remain committed to supporting open protocols like CalDAV. "

    They're shutting down "CalDAV API" for developers.
  5. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    Can you explain what the difference is?
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    The difference is that developers for applications have a different access point for caldav than end user devices accessing individual accounts.

    Also, Google isn't ending caldav API support entirely. It's ending support for an experimental version, and tightening up access to a production version in September.
  7. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    I'm so sick of Google's new direction for mobile devices. Ever since their decision to drop AES for free Gmail accounts I've moved on.
  8. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Just wanted to note that CalDAV and CardDAV have been more reliable for me, in my experience, than EAS.

    Also, EAS had annoying limitations in how you could set up contacts. For example, you could only have one "work" number or one "mobile" number for someone. With CardDAV those restrictions are no longer there.

    EAS sucks. I'm glad Google has moved away from it (and is likely no longer paying patent license fees to MS for it). I have other problems with Google but this is definitely not one of them!
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    FWIW, a lot of the limitations in Google's implementation of EAS are not due to EAS itself. Most of the those limitations were because Google configured them in. Whether it was intentional or not is anyone's guess, but the EAS implementation I use at work isn't nearly as limited as Google's was, and EAS certainly doesn't suck when the admins configure it in a non-sucky fashion.

    So, yeah, Google is pretty much where the problem was, all along.

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