[maemo-users] Postal address in Contacts?

From: David Greaves david at dgreaves.com
Date: Wed Jun 18 12:40:46 EEST 2008
Eero Tamminen wrote:
> Hi,
> ext Mark Haury wrote:
>>> The tablet is, to me, an electronic communications device.
>>> Would I like for *all* my contact information to be in there?
>>> Of course, but if we have to pick and choose, then it makes sense
>  >> to have the information that is immediately useful, like phone
>>> numbers, e-mail addresses, and IM addresses (the latter two pretty
>>> much the same, heck, with VOIP, all three pretty much the same).
>> Here's the biggest flaw in your argument: if there's already a contacts app with 
>> even one field, it's utterly trivial to add more fields, and criminal not to do 
>> so. It's not an issue of "picking and choosing". The app exists, it's just 
>> deliberately crippled, just like all those crippled locked cell phones out there.
> In general, the more stuff you put to the UI the more complicated
> it becomes to the user, but good UI design should be able to help
> with that.  Although I might not agree with everything you said, :-)
> I think your first mail was well argumented, maybe you could file
> an enhancement request to bugs.maemo.org (if there isn't similar
> one yet)?

I'm new to this : Is Contacts proprietary?

It seems behind the OSS curve rather than ahead of it so it would make no
business sense for it to be closed.


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