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Am I the only person who think that communication experience is cluttered?

asked 2015-10-27 18:13:57 +0300

kandelabra gravatar image

Every time I want to start to communicate with someone via basic communication features of Jolla (phone or messaging) I have a moment of stupor. What is the starting point: Phone app, Contacts app, Messages app?

Ideally that would be one app for a basic communication tasks. Now Contacts app nearly could serve as such single app. But unlike Gallery app that do not start Mail app to share picture and performs this action "within" itself Contacts app starts Phone or Message app. Why?

Messages and calls could be combined in one thread based on contact and implemented in one app.

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This is definitely something to aim for. Unlikely to happen soon, however...

Mr.Pancake ( 2015-10-27 19:38:58 +0300 )edit

I would like to see the opposite: "share by email" from Gallery should start the Email app, not try to do it from within itself. There is a good reason for having specific tools for specific jobs.

pichlo ( 2015-10-27 19:48:35 +0300 )edit

I like your idea in theory, but the consolidated messaging app would likely be a cluttered mess in practice. Shoving emails, call history and n types of instant messages into single inbox for each contact wouldn't be nearly enough. It would need to be amazingly good at managing all of that to be an acceptable switch from familiar one app per communication method.

Wild guess why the gallery app can send email on its own: There wasn't / isn't a way to invoke the mail app so that it opens to a state where its ready to send new mail with an attachment.

alamaki ( 2015-10-27 19:57:09 +0300 )edit

If such Contacts app would mean that I could not start a call in the middle of writing a message to somebody else, then no thanks.

Even current implementation does not allow writing a message and reading a second incoming one (without losing the first one).

Manatus ( 2015-10-27 23:24:46 +0300 )edit

@Manatus, it does if you added the recipient. You can have one draft per person.

AliN ( 2015-10-28 01:43:58 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-08-22 14:50:42 +0300

kandelabra gravatar image

Heh, my suggestion is nearly what we see in SFOS 3.1, but History instead of Message. I still think that history should be merged with a dialer.

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answered 2015-10-30 23:25:55 +0300

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There is a wireframe of possible app architecture.

Messages and calls could be excat replications of current Phone and Messages apps.

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Use slideshowview for these pages would be good.

fishegg ( 2015-10-31 13:22:57 +0300 )edit
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