Solution 1: via "Google Contacts"
Create a new sync.blue® connection to connect any contact source to synchronize with the target "Google Contacts" (a personal Google account). As a rule, the Google account is already linked to the Android smartphone and automatically receives the contacts synchronized via sync.blue® on the Device.
If you want many employees to have the same contacts synced with their Google account get it, set up a single connection and then “share” it your colleagues. More about this here.
Solution 2: sync.blue® app for Android
The sync.blue® app for Android synchronizes contacts with your sync.blue® CardDAV account with the local Android device contacts. This means you only need a single connection in the sync.blue® dashboard that is your preferred contact source (e.g. the Microsoft GAL) synchronized to the sync.blue® CardDAV server. Afterward You can set up the Android app for as many employees as you want, who can then synchronized with this one CardDAV account.
The app can be installed in different ways:
A) Distribute and install .apk file manually
B) App including configuration via Android Mobile Device Management Software (MDM or EMM) distributed across multiple mobile devices such as
- Microsoft Intune
- mambo EMM
Start the sync.blue® app and enable all requested permissions:
If the contacts also sync automatically (without opening the app). you want, activate the following checkbox:
In the next screen, use the “+” to create a new configuration with these settings:
To do this, use the CardDAV access data that you previously provided when creating sync.blue® connection in sync.blue® Dashboard received.
Now give this account its own descriptive name:
Now you can optionally adjust the settings (such as the sync interval) or initiate an immediate sync:
- The contacts are currently only sent in one direction (sync.blue® CardDAV server --> Android contacts) synced and not back.
- The “Synchronization only in local WLAN” feature is not yet available.