I am moving a lot of my data over to my selfhosted Nextcloud, but I use GMail, so not sure how best to get Contacts into Nextcloud.
I use an iPhone (though looking to change to Android soon). Having phone numbers on Nextcloud will be great – phone numbers will survive when I change phones, or if Google has an outage or service change. But I still use GMail for email, and that means any changes I make to contacts’ phone numbers or email addresses need to propagate to both GMail and Nextcloud.
According to posts like this, I think what I need to do is set up a separate Android device, and run davdroid to sync my GMail and Nextcloud regularly. Is this the best way, as long as I am using GMail on iOS and desktop? I have an Android tablet I could set this up on, or I could spin up an Android virtual machine.
But if possible I would rather run a service on an already-running Linux VM that can perform this sync. Or maybe there is a method I’m missing? Or maybe as long as I use GMail, I deserve to rely on Google Contacts?