Mozilla to web enable address books with Contacts
A new Mozilla Labs project, Contacts, has been announced which brings your address book contacts into your browser. Users often have a number of address books which can be disjointed or inconsistent, but pulling them together on a web service brings up issues of privacy. Contacts approaches the problem by working locally from within the user's browser. Contacts currently consists four components.
Source: Mozilla Labs At the core is a browser based database which can synchronise with GMail, Twitter and the Mac OS X Address book. This database can also be populated by generic importer for bringing in contacts from other desktop or web-based sources of contact information.
Contacts is, like all Mozilla Labs projects, released as open source. The current release is described as "experimental, pre-alpha" and is available to download (direct download) as an add-on to Firefox. The supported synchronisation is described by the developers as "far from final" and were selected as examples of "three interesting classes of address book data".