Sync with Google Contacts

cadillac cadillac shared this idea 4 years ago
Under Consideration

Hi,

I use the neuest Bria Software für Windows.

I love the App. But I can not understand why there is still no sync with google?

There are so many user and many apps who sync.

- AVM and the Fritzbox

- http://www.janrufmonitor.de/

and many more.

Can you programm an addon who can easily sync.

It is not necessary to sync automaticly. And it it is not necessery to sync 2 ways.

It would be a big convenience if there where a button to sync. So without login in google and export the contacts and import in Bria3.

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Hi,

What is the timeframe for this feature to get alive?

Wilbert

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Hi Wilbert,

Bria Android edition has native support for using Google cotacts, on Android smartphones. Bria 3 (Mac) version syncs with the Mac address book. The Mac address book can be made to sync with Google contacts as well as some others, such as Facebook.

For Bria 3 (Windows) version, the Google contact sync is under consideration but there is no timeframe as to when or if it will be added as a new feature.

Best Regards.

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Any news on this?

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I'd love to see a google contacts integration with x-lite!

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Rick F wrote:

I'd love to see a google contacts integration with x-lite!
Hi Rick,

This imrovement has been brought to the attention of Product Management recently, but there are no current plans to add this in our Windows desktop Bria 3 clients. Our Bria android smartphone app does use the Google contacts that is built-in to those devices.

Best Regards.

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You are TOTALLY missing the boat by not having google integration!

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Google integration would have been an argument for me to buy Bria... sad that it is not planned

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I do also really need this feature. This would also be an important argument to convince some of my customers to use your products.

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Rüdiger Hahn wrote:

I do also really need this feature. This would also be an important argument to convince some of my customers to use your products.
Hi Rüdiger,

Bria 3 (Windows) has an Outlook contact sync option. It is best to use that, if you can. Google offers an Outlook sync tool with the Google Apps account:

https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/172344?hl=en&ref_topic=2802838

Best Regards.

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Any news? I need it as well... Google sync with Bria Windwos desktop...

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BTW this is the idea with the heigest popularity that is 'under consideration'. Maybe a good reason to decide: Yes ;-)

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Hi Jasper,

I have not heard any news. Typically we don't publish product roadmap plans. The Product team does periodically monitor these ideas, and I know they have heard this idea before.

Best Regards.

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Bria for BlackBerry also needs a proper sync solution, be it to Google, or Outlook.

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Across all platforms, the use of Google Contacts is very widespread, certainly far more common than LDAP or Active Directory! Note that even the Mac version of Bria can use the Google contacts. The API is not complex. I hope that the engineers will consider this for the Windows Bria soon.

ON a separate front, I just installed Bria 4. It is a HUGE HUGE improvbement over Bria 3, which I simply discontinued using due to slow/poor user interface. I had gone back to Bria 2 which at least had a snappy and simple user interface. Bria 4 is the best ever. Thanks so much!!

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Hi Bob,

There are always competing priorities for resources which causes our Product management team to juggle things around. Google contacts has certainly been talked about, along with some other alternatives. Being in support, I don't make those decisions but I certainly mention it to our Product team every time they ask what do the customer want. It is something that other customers want as well, as you can see by the length of this post.

It's good to hear that you are finding Bria 4 much improved. There is ongoing work to improve existing functionality and add new features, and stomp out any bugs that are found.

Best Regards.

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I am looking for Google Contacts support on your site once or twice a year, but nothing happens. Some of my Customers use Google Mail for Business or the newer Google Inbox. They are not interested to buy MS Outlook just to be able to synchronize their Google Contacts with any desktop softphones. I would really like to see some progress on this.

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For inspiration you can look at the free Blink SIP client that has Google Contacts sync in the Windows version.

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Developers! Please check the solution for new Google Contacts API - https://developers.google.com/google-apps/contacts/v3/

plus Domain Shared Contacts API - https://developers.google.com/admin-sdk/domain-shared-contacts/

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If you hope that people use your cloud service instead of GContacts is a wasting time business.

You can make more money to sell for small money an app to link Bria to Gcontacts.

You spend more than one year in thinking, and people, as me, are thinking to migrate, just for this missing feature.

MOVE

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I agree. Surely it can't take that long to add a sync feature, as it's all written up in their API? This is a biggie for us as well - we're thinking of moving to softphones throughout our agency, but there doesn't seem much point if the contacts Google is automatically harvesting for us aren't available through the phone software.

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Desktop and mobile app software integrating with the cloud contact APIs is a start. Ultimately we want full cloud-based apps which are inherently integrated with the cloud software platforms. Then both contacts API, and centrally-administered authentication to resources are consistent. Stand-alone telephony apps represent a risk that we prefer to eliminate.

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"Under consideration"? Bria team, are you crazy? The #1 annoyance in my day-to-day business is that I have to look up Google contacts in the browser manually, then copy and paste them into Bria, instead of just searching for them in Bria itself. I also want incoming calls to show names from my contacts list. I want to greet callers properly!

And no, syncing through Outlook is not an option.

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I posted 1 year ago the request of sync Gcontact with Bria, but so far the elephant is still thinking.

This thread is 2 years old, and is parked.

I abandoned Bria, even if I paid it.

You smell as old IBM strategy, slave in a closed bay of thinking.

As punishment I wish to your Management a daily continous copy and paste...lifetime :-)

Farewell Old Guys...

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Hi all,

I also gave up waiting for Bria. That seems to make no sense. I am wondering what they are doing all the time. Probably they got enough money from the past sales and are not interested in any further development.

But there are other applications that can handle it:

  • Zoiper 5 (currently in Beta) can handle Google Contacts. You can request a beta here.
  • Phoner and PhonerLite (both for free) can handle Google Contacts, too.

Hope this helps people who don't want to wait forever for Counterpath/Bria.

Another application called "Blink" - someone mentioned it before in this thread - cannot handle Google Contacts on Windows any more since Google has changed to OAuth2.

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Yep I can't believe how slow Bria are at rolling out updates. Really poor - looking around at other options.

I do all my phone calls through some CRM software. If I click on a phone number and it starts dialling and then I move to another screen I cannot remember who it is that I am calling as in Bria it only shows the persons phone number. I have to use Zapier to put all of my contacts automatically into Outlook which then syncs with Bria4. It would be so much easier to sync to google contacts rather than Outlook.

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This feature now appears to be present? I spontaneously noticed my Google Contacts in my Bria 4.5 dialer today, categorized by Google Contacts groups. Does anyone have any documentation on this?

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How on earth would they find their way into your Bria without you providing your google login credentials? Are you sure?

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Apps link with Google all the time. Since even web cams can do it to add data into Google accounts, and plenty of Web sites and mobile apps do the same, Bria developers should have provided a Google link long ago.

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Doesn't seem to be working for me - is it working for anyone else?

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Yes, I need Google (G Suite) Contacts sync too. Looking at other products that have this...

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Did you find a good alternative? I'm wanting to move my business over to Gsuite too but Bria4's limitation on this is causing me a headache.

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Maybe you try out ZoiperH5. It works very well for me :)

ZoiperH5 is still in beta but will be released soon, I think. You can request a beta here: http://www.zoiper.com/en/labs

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I tried Zoiper, a while ago, but for reasons I can't remember right now, it didn't work for me.

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The solution is BLINK. Free, Hi quality audio, minimalist, not frills http://icanblink.com/download/

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which doesn't support Google contacts sync anymore.

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the last version of Blink is connected again to gcontacts

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oh, good to know but I am on zoiper h5 now, which works good enough (but is in beta for years now, so I wouldn't expect a release "soon")

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This absolutely necessary feature - sync Bria 4 and gmail contacts phone numbers - has been «under consideration» for 4 years now. 68 users are already waiting for it. What is going on at Counterpath ? Playing golf ?

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Google Sync may be the only way to get our Google contacts into Bria for now via the local contacts on Android devices.

https://www.google.com/sync/index.html

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We have demoted Bria softphones back to our mobile device test environment until there is a direct link to Google Contacts as requested repeatedly for several years. It's a shame because several other important requested features have been implemented.

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It is clear I will have to move to another solution: maintaining two lists of contacts (about 600 entries each) is clearly not acceptable any longer. Has anyone used the telephone function in Google+ with success ?

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Google's own Google+ and Google-Voice telephony solutions are incredibly clumsy compared to vendors who offer VoIP telephone as their principal line of business.

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We are still engaged for a few months, but we will start study to found another Softphone with Google Integration as Bria don't want to implement the features.

3CX seems to be a good candidate

Good By!

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I'll look at it (3CX), also I am not particularly looking for a «PBX» fonction. For me it is probably more than I can chew for now.

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