ddevine@identi.ca at

Turns out you can use Owncloud CardDAV and CalDAV with Windows Phone 8. 
I am really disappointed with most of the Android options I have available to me so I think I might go back to Windows Phone. My WP7 device was a joy to use... Wow they're cheap too!
I have to cancel my Geeksphone Peak+ order because I need a new phone now, and I need one which will work properly. :(
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I use CalDAV-Sync beta (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.dmfs.caldav.lib) with OwnCloud. I haven't had any issues with it. I tried using aCal, but the UI really put me off.

Nicholas Sanders at 2013-10-01T12:53:07Z

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It really is bizarre how the proprietary platforms have better *DAV support. It's embarrassing, frankly.
I ended up ordering a second-hand Samsung Galaxy SII, because it's a pretty solid phone for $220 AUD with a *lot* of 3rd party support, including Firefox OS (which at the moment is having issues with STARTTLS in IMAP).
Staying with Android meant I could keep using my Pebble... But my bad experiences with Android meant that I *really* needed to get a decent piece of hardware if I was going to get another Android phone. It's really hard to get a decent Android phone for under $250.
I am using CalDAV/CardDAV-Sync on Android. Not Free, but I choose this non-Free software over having my data on Google/Microsoft/Facebook servers.

ddevine@identi.ca at 2013-10-01T13:25:44Z

I went with the CalDal/CardDav-Sync programs too. Lesser of two evils. Closed source vs Prism supporting companies.

And if you think about how Google has been going, i.e.: Google+ has no api, no more XMPP in Talk, it's actually not surprising. Perhaps there should be an open source project that can supports the DAVs and can be added to Cyanogenmod, AOKP and the like.

apburn at 2013-10-01T14:30:52Z

There's a free (as in freedom) CalDAV sync adapter in f-droid: https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.gege.caldavsyncadapter - but it didn't work very well for me. Calendar items didn't have times, and the dates where shifted a day.

My calendar might be a bit messy though. My real calendar is in Emacs org-mode and I use org-caldav so sync it to Owncloud :-) But aCal does show them correctly, it's just the app itself that needs a (huge) bit of polishing.

sazius old account at 2013-10-01T16:31:20Z