Google released the API for contacts. How long before someone comes up with a Thunderbird plugin to sync up with it? Any takers?
I’d love to know why they decided the API route, rather than use LDAP. It can be secured using TLS, and require a bind DN and bind password. If they did it that way, most email clients would be compatible right out of the gate.
I’m slightly disappointed, but at least with an API thinks are workable. Standards would still be best.