It has been almost two years since our last post on google postal address sync. Given that better postal address sync is still the #1 most requested feature for the Zindus addon, it is time for a status update.
In June 2009, Google released version 3 of the Google Contacts data API. We cheered the structured postal addresses feature, which interchanges Google’s free-format postal address field with Thunderbird’s structured (street, city, zip, country) fields.
Two months later, Google said that they were working hard on implementation.
- low priority
- an “enhancement”, not a “defect”
Google’s structured postal address feature is the road to the best user experience - offering users a consistent view of postal addresses across Thunderbird, Google and mobile phone. But if Google doesn’t implement the feature, the addon will (reluctantly) support a .csv format sometime in 2011.
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