Hi Chris -
On 15.10.2016 12:34, Chris Green wrote:
> I have an owncloud server that I have been using happily from my Linux
> systems for a few years.
> My wife now want to use my owncloud server from her android tablet for
> calendar and contacts.
> This appears to be far from straightforward!
> First question:-
> Is it better to use the browser interface to owncloud or are there
> specific Android owncloud calendar and contacts apps?
not that I'd be aware of.
However, you resp. your wife would/should/could be fine with Android's
on-board calendar and contacts apps: these can be easily hooked onto
ownCloud with e.g. Marten Gajda's CalDAV-Sync resp. CardDAV-Sync app.
They run silently and equally flawlessly in the background on my Android
You can find CardDAV-Sync here:
be paid for)
Difference according to the description is:
"The paid version of CardDAV-Sync equals the free version except that it
syncs more fields. Visit my website for details.
Please uninstall the free version before you install the paid one (and
And CalDAV-Sync here:
The current total is 4,49 EUR - IMHO worth every cent.
> Second question:-
> Is there any 'Help' for the browser interface on Android, it
> doesn't seem work the same as the browser interface from Linux.
> We couldn't (for example) work out how to create a new event in
> the calendar, just tapping a date does nothing.
Can't tell - never used the ownCloud web interface with my Android browser.
> Third question:-
> Where does any created calendar or contacts get saved? There's a
> calendar with a couple of events (we don't really know how we
> created them) in owncloud but I can't find any trace of
> corresponding files on my server. I *can* see my own calendar and
> contacts files.
Wouldn't calendar or contact data sit in the *SQL database rather than
in specific files? I wonder what your calendar and contacts files would
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