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Contacts: what about this bridge-database that sits between SailfishOS and Android Apps?

asked 2018-09-14 15:45:45 +0300

stephan gravatar image

updated 2018-09-15 11:11:26 +0300

Just came across https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Contacts. There it says in the chapter about Android compatibility: "Contact data is shared with Android applications which have been approved by the user, via a device-local bridge database. Contact data is synchronized with that bridge database periodically."

Now this would be interesting, to fiddle with this synchronization process. What about sharing only specific data with Android apps? What about giving AApps only access to telephone numbers restricting access to all other information? I only say: "Whatsapp"!

Anybody got some more information on this? Technical? Where can one interfere with this process?

Cheers, Stephan

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how about viewing contacts in an android app, complete with the notes field :)

danfin ( 2018-09-14 18:57:42 +0300 )edit
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I like the idea of sharing only specific data with Android. Specifically, I would like to share only the contacts I actually use in WhatsApp, while keeping my business contacts "private" on the SFOS side.

Kao ( 2018-09-15 00:56:52 +0300 )edit

@danfin: that's not the point. I want to actively restrict, which contact information any android app can "see".

stephan ( 2018-09-16 21:07:54 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-09-17 00:47:44 +0300

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There are already several questions like this one. I would really love to have the possibility to select which android app can access which contact.

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