hCard Implementations

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This page is an informative section of the hCard specification.

The following implementations have been developed which either generate or parse hCards. If you have such an hCard implementation, feel free to add it to the top of the New Implementations section. If you have a page or site which just publishes hCards, please use hcard-examples-in-wild instead.

Contents

New Implementations

Add new implementations here for evaluation and classification into the below taxonomy of implementations.

Please help out by trying out these implementations and once verified move them to the grouped sections below. For now we are keeping them in grouped sections (rather than a table) because there are so many differnt kinds of implementations that it does not quite make sense to have columns that apply to all implementations. - Tantek

Authoring

Implementations you can use to author, create, and publish hCards.

Web-based Creators

hCard creator
Create your own hCards
try it with different style sheets!
see also Dutch interface.

Give feedback on the hCard creator

Blogging and CMS tools

Textpattern plug-in
jmc_event_manager is a plugin for Textpattern that outputs locations and events in hCard (and hCalendar) formats. Written by Joel Courtney.
WordPress Plugins
Wordpress Addressbook plugin - Display list of addresses from the blog owner's address book, each marked up as an hCard. Maintained by Sam Wilson.
hCard & vCard Generator plugin for WordPress - Generate microformat compatible hCards and vCards for WordPress users - great for use on staff pages and for user bio's.

Browser scripts and plug-ins

Browser plugins that work with existing authoring tools:

Any browser with javascript and a little bit of CSS 
microformats.org hCard creator (see also Tantek's original hCard creator on tantek.com.

Desktop Authoring Tools

Search and Discovery


Conversion and Import

Implementations you can use to importing into an address book application, typically by converting hCard to vCard, or address book / location based sites.

Web Services

These return vCard (.vcf) and other contact formats for easy importing into typical address book programs or other processing.

Firefox Greasemonkey Plugins

Forms

Web Actions

Some sites' web actions APIs use the referring sites' hCard as input for the action.

Browsing

Implementations that detect, display and otherwise highlight hCards in pages.

Firefox extension

Operator - This extension is casual-user, advanced-user and developer friendly. Very customizable and unobstrusive.

Internet Explorer extension

Oomph - This Add-In to Internet Explorer will light up on pages with hCards.

Flock extension

Open Source

Open source libraries of hCard parsers and other related code for building hCard implementations. Note: it is very likely that above implementations may be duplicated in this section. That's ok.

Javascript
The hCard creator (hCard creator feedback) is a very simple, yet illustrative, open source user interface / form / script which creates an hCard in real-time as you type in a set of contact information.
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Objective-C

Additional Applications

This section should probably be incorporated into hcard-brainstorming.

There are numerous potential additional uses and applications for hCards on the Web. The following are merely a few thoughts and possibilities that folks have come up with:

Related Pages

The hCard specification is a work in progress. As additional aspects are discussed, understood, and written, they will be added. These thoughts, issues, and questions are kept in separate pages.

hCard Implementations was last modified: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

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