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On the mobile version of a site I am working on I would like the user to be able to download a contact card straight into their address book.

Is this possible with microformats (or anything for that matter) and which phone browsers / phones support what?

I have spent some time researching the issue and haven't come up with anything conclusive.

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I think this'll do better at SO. On quick search, this existing question has overlap. – Su' Sep 16 '11 at 10:37
I was going to stick it up on SO but since I didn't know what technology I would even be using to do this I figured it too vague. – Toby Sep 16 '11 at 10:38
Understandable. That's just based on my own interpretation of the sites' differences. "How do I build X" generally leans toward SO for me. – Su' Sep 16 '11 at 10:54
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I've never seen anything suggesting this can be done directly, ie. tap a link and get prompted to create a contact, but here's a somewhat hacky workaround someone came up with a couple years ago. It's more work than it should be, but within reason if it's still not possible and this is important to you.

The condensed version is that you create a link to a vCard on your site somewhere, for everybody, but then do a bit of basic browser sniffing via PHP(or whatever) for mobile access. If detected, replace the aforementioned link with a link to a quick form the visitor can use to have the vCard e-mailed to them. Once received, they can use the phone's native support for importing them.

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