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How can I generate an HTTP request for vCard or vCal?


Objective

Manually generating an HTTP request to use vCard or vCal with iOS or Android devices.

Applies To

  • vCard
  • vCal
  • iOS
  • Android
  • REST API

Procedure

Although supported by the REST API, Vcard and Vcal will not work with an iPhone or Android device.

You can generate the HTTP request manually by following the examples below:

rest.nexmo.com/sms/json?api_key=KEY&api_secret=SECRET&from=Test&to=1234567890&type=vcard&vcard=BEGIN%3aVCARD%0d%0aVERSION%3a2.1%0d%0aFN%3aFull+Name%0d%0aTEL%3a%2b12345678%0d%0aEMAIL%3ainfo%40acme.com%0d%0aURL%3awww.acme.com%0d%0aEND%3aVCARD

Meaning:

BEGIN:VCARD

VERSION:2.1

FN:Full Name

TEL:+12345678

EMAIL:info@acme.com

URL:www.acme.com

END:VCARD

Note:

  • Text parameter with vCard type is not needed
  • Avoid 'space' in from parameter

You could do the same thing with &vcal= and the URL-encoded version of that vCal string:

BEGIN:VCALENDAR

VERSION:2.0

PRODID:-//hacksw/handcal//NONSGML v1.0//EN

BEGIN:VEVENT

UID:uid1@example.com

DTSTAMP:19970714T170000Z

ORGANIZER;CN=John Doe:MAILTO:john.doe@example.com

DTSTART:19970714T170000Z

DTEND:19970715T035959Z

SUMMARY:Bastille Day Party

END:VEVENT

END:VCALENDAR

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