01-18-2017 01:34 AM
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  1. raananan's Avatar
    Few days ago version 1.3 was successfully entered the store and it brings a lot of improvements.
    1. As requested, you can control the landing page of the application (new contact page or the contacts list)
    2. Location feature. You can now assign location to the contact based on your location when saving the contact (you can also change the location manually by taping on a new location on the map)
    You can disable this feature entirely, and unless you specifically enable this for a specific new contact this info will not even be queried and saved.
    3. Contact page. When clicking on a contact you will be moved to a new page which shows all the info on the contact and allow you to call, text and send email. Also you will be able to get directions by double tapping on the map control in that page (assuming you assigned a location to the contact).
    4. A lot of other tweaks and improvements as well as some bug fixes
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    05-02-2013 12:30 AM
  2. Kavu2's Avatar
    Thanks for the new features....especially the landing page option. A very useful app that further organizes your contacts and makes an ever growing contact list managable. A save-contact-info option would definitely fill a need, as I know sooner or later I'll have to do a hard reset and all my temp contact info will be gone. Any progress on that? In any event, thanks for your hard work (and speedy accomodation to requests) on this app...much appreciated!
    05-02-2013 09:31 AM
  3. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Thanks for the new features....especially the landing page option. A very useful app that further organizes your contacts and makes an ever growing contact list managable. A save-contact-info option would definitely fill a need, as I know sooner or later I'll have to do a hard reset and all my temp contact info will be gone. Any progress on that? In any event, thanks for your hard work (and speedy accomodation to requests) on this app...much appreciated!
    Well you can sync your contacts to your google/hotmail account , thought I know this is not what you mean.

    Maybe raananan can implement a backup file to skydrive and restore option in the app as well. ?

    Good work on the update by the way :)
    05-02-2013 10:36 AM
  4. Kavu2's Avatar
    Well you can sync your contacts to your google/hotmail account , thought I know this is not what you mean.

    Maybe raananan can implement a backup file to skydrive and restore option in the app as well. ?
    Yeah...I mean just the 'Temp Contact' info, since as you say...the regular 'People' contact info can already be backed up (and I do). As I understand it, the 'Temp Contact' info is stored locally within the app..so it may not get saved? So yeah, we're on the same page with this subject. Sorry to not be more clear.
    05-02-2013 10:56 AM
  5. raananan's Avatar
    I started looking into backing up the contacts somehow.
    I started looking into email, sadly I can't send an email attachment, so I guess I can send a VCARD text in the mail so you can back this up (and let me restore it by copy paste).
    I think it's not very good solution (hacky).
    I then started looking into SkyDrive integration. It's possible for me to save a file in SkyDrive using their SDK, but it is a bit complex, because I need to implement folder and file selection pages and stuff like that, so I will continue looking into that feature and see if there are some toolkits that can help me with that or do it from scratch. But it will take time.

    This is the next feature I will implement for sure, I will update more when I have something more concrete.
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    05-02-2013 11:17 AM
  6. raananan's Avatar
    So I had some time to get it done and implement the SkyDrive export and import functionality, it turned out quite nice. There are some room for improvements but I want to wait for some feedback from you guys.
    I submitted this to the store and it should take about 5 days to get certified (hope it will go well).
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    05-06-2013 06:19 AM
  7. Kavu2's Avatar
    Thanks for working so hard to develop this app. The app seems to be under appreciated/unknown right now, it really helps keep my Contacts more organized and much faster to access.
    05-06-2013 10:36 AM
  8. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Thanks for working so hard to develop this app. The app seems to be under appreciated/unknown right now, it really helps keep my Contacts more organized and much faster to access.
    Indeed it does. I will try to get a review for it on the front page. It's a really great app.
    05-06-2013 11:11 AM
  9. Kavu2's Avatar
    Indeed it does. I will try to get a review for it on the front page. It's a really great app.
    Good idea.

    Just found a bug...
    When using 'Contacts' as the landing page via Settings....and when you first open the app(as the landing page), the 'Contact' list does not scroll down(vertical scroll). The individual contacts are also not selectable (to expand info or call). So the 'Contact' landing page is dead so-to-speak.

    However when you flip horizontally to the 'New Contact' page and then back to 'Contacts' ...the Contact list will scroll. A phone soft reboot did not correct the issue and I didn't want to test if an app reinstall would correct it since I'd lose my contact list.

    Not a huge issue since there is a workaround but it is annoying. But I also imagine it's likely an easy fix at some future point.
    Last edited by Kavu2; 05-06-2013 at 05:07 PM.
    05-06-2013 04:52 PM
  10. raananan's Avatar
    Good idea.

    Just found a bug...
    When using 'Contacts' as the landing page via Settings....and when you first open the app(as the landing page), the 'Contact' list does not scroll down(vertical scroll). The individual contacts are also not selectable (to expand info or call). So the 'Contact' landing page is dead so-to-speak.

    However when you flip horizontally to the 'New Contact' page and then back to 'Contacts' ...the Contact list will scroll. A phone soft reboot did not correct the issue and I didn't want to test if an app reinstall would correct it since I'd lose my contact list.

    Not a huge issue since there is a workaround but it is annoying. But I also imagine it's likely an easy fix at some future point.
    I noticed this bug yesterday and fixed it as part of the submission of version 1.4 with the SkyDrive feature so the fix will be available in a few days.

    As you said there is a workaround but I think you probably should get back to setting up the landing page to be the new contact (less scrolling)
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    05-06-2013 11:36 PM
  11. raananan's Avatar
    Indeed it does. I will try to get a review for it on the front page. It's a really great app.
    Thanks

    I'm also looking for ideas for more apps, so if you have any I will be happy to get some ideas (I promise that the app will be free )
    05-06-2013 11:42 PM
  12. raananan's Avatar
    The new version (1.4) is now online in the store with SkyDrive export import support as well as several bug fixes and other minor tweaks.

    Get it while it's hot

    Also, I would like to hear what do you think on the current implementation of the SkyDrive support and if there are some improvements you would like to get in this scenario.

    I would like to stress in advance that automatic backup to SkyDrive might not be possible using the tools I'm using (which require user consent to open a session), so I don't know if I will be able to implement such a requirement.
    05-09-2013 12:55 PM
  13. Gorki247's Avatar
    Excellent update. I like the way you implemented Skydrive backup and the way I can choose the path for the backup.

    One minor negative (and I think this was already there before the update) has to do with the default contact pictures. No problem with the image you used (I actually like it), but when I choose to hide my temp contacts in the people hub, the contact pictures still show up on the live tile. This doesn't happen with the other contacts I've hidden (Facebook, Twitter).
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    05-09-2013 05:08 PM
  14. Kavu2's Avatar
    I gotta say, I'm one happy camper with this update. The contact list scrolls as a landing page and the contact info now backs up to Skydrive. That certainly fills my request list :-) Can't think of anything else at the moment for improvements. The manual Skydrive backup is just fine as the user usually knows when they might lose info from a manual hard reset. And the surprise freeze is very infrequent (haven't had one yet) I think. So an occasional refresh of the backup done manually is good enough for me at this time.

    Just want to thank you for following thru with the fixes and updates in such a timely manner. It's nice to have a developer take pride in thier app(s) and want to have the best user experience possible...so thanks!
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    05-09-2013 05:12 PM
  15. raananan's Avatar
    Excellent update. I like the way you implemented Skydrive backup and the way I can choose the path for the backup.

    One minor negative (and I think this was already there before the update) has to do with the default contact pictures. No problem with the image you used (I actually like it), but when I choose to hide my temp contacts in the people hub, the contact pictures still show up on the live tile. This doesn't happen with the other contacts I've hidden (Facebook, Twitter).
    This sounds like a bug in windows phone. I don't have control over what is shown in the live tile of the people hub.
    The only workaround I can give is a way for you to configure my application not to set the display image. Sorry.
    05-10-2013 12:07 AM
  16. raananan's Avatar
    I gotta say, I'm one happy camper with this update. The contact list scrolls as a landing page and the contact info now backs up to Skydrive. That certainly fills my request list :-) Can't think of anything else at the moment for improvements. The manual Skydrive backup is just fine as the user usually knows when they might lose info from a manual hard reset. And the surprise freeze is very infrequent (haven't had one yet) I think. So an occasional refresh of the backup done manually is good enough for me at this time.

    Just want to thank you for following thru with the fixes and updates in such a timely manner. It's nice to have a developer take pride in thier app(s) and want to have the best user experience possible...so thanks!
    Thanks for the feedback.
    05-10-2013 12:09 AM
  17. raananan's Avatar
    Hi,

    I just released a small update, this update brings some small features from requests:
    1. An additional option to add the contact and choose where to save it (you can save in you accounts or Temp Contacts)
    2. An ability to remove the default images for the temp contacts (hope it will solve the issue Gorki247 noticed).
    3. SkyDrive folder list will filter out photo albums (I assume you won't want to save the contacts file in a photo album).
    05-24-2013 02:12 AM
  18. 11B1P's Avatar
    How have I not seen this app before now?! This is perfect for me as I have contact with customers that will be temporary. Thanks.
    05-24-2013 03:58 AM
  19. raananan's Avatar
    I will glad to hear if you have any suggestions about aditional features you would like to see.

    Thanks.
    05-25-2013 10:29 AM
  20. DNHill's Avatar
    With apologies for resurrecting a long-sleeping thread, does anyone know if there's anywhere to get this app?

    I just had to burn my work Win10 phone install to the keel and start again, and now can't get this app as it's no longer in the store for some reason. Really used to like it as it was a very handy way to store my personal contacts on the phone without having them sync with my work Outlook set-up and getting mixed up with my business contacts. Quite sad that it seems to have gone off the face of the planet :(
    01-10-2017 11:00 AM
  21. raananan's Avatar
    Hi,

    This app is mine and I'm sorry I haven't had the time to maintain it.
    I will try my best to get it back to the store. I will keep you updated when I can.

    It's great to hear that this app is still usable for some people
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    01-10-2017 12:32 PM
  22. DNHill's Avatar
    Many thanks, that would be excellent.

    As I said I use (or used) it on a daily basis, and have recommended it to several work colleagues who also use it for the same reason I did. It's just very nice to be able to keep your personal contacts and phone numbers separate from business ones on a work phone. It was the first app I tried to put back when I started to rebuild my Nokia, and was most sad that it had vanished.

    I'll keep an eye on the thread, hopefully for good news of its return :)
    01-11-2017 04:30 AM
  23. DNHill's Avatar
    And the good news is here, it's back in the store and back on my phone :)

    Many thanks for the quick and excellent support.
    01-18-2017 01:34 AM
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