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Share only specific contacts (group) to Android / secondary address book

asked 2019-07-29 14:41:19 +0200

updated 2020-04-05 14:22:22 +0200

What about a possibility to share only specific (selected) contacts to Android / AlienDalvik?
Would come handy to not broadcast the private phone book to all (unfortunately necessary) Android apps.

Or provide a different address (phone) book for Android?

I assume first option is better. As done on some Samsungs with DualMessenger functionality. There you can select the contacts you want to share to the second instances of apps.

<sarcasm> Now that we have notes in the address book I guess maybe 2025 this could be released. If at all... </sarcasm> Or maybe I am proven wrong here (would love to) and after the overhaul of people app this is piece of cake and done in next release? ;)

-- bump, just to bring this once more to @jolla attention after 3.3.0 release

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I would love to see this implemented.no high hopes though ...

babo ( 2019-07-29 15:21:32 +0200 )edit

Sounds like nice feature!

People table could have extra boolean for this purpose and filtered view for undroid.

potski ( 2019-07-29 16:58:23 +0200 )edit

I am a bit astonished how less votes this got.

I would have expected a lot more attention. Or does majority do not use android layer at all? Or -even worse- they do not care about their contacts' privacy?

I am using OpenContacts from f-droid for now having imported my WA (yes I am using devil's stuff :shiver:) ontacts via vcf. But this leaves me with phone numbers only and no names in WA. And no other android app can read any contact...

--edit typos,typos, typos, how I miss HW keyboard

peterleinchen ( 2019-09-03 01:20:07 +0200 )edit

This would indeed make sense when we get the long awaitet groups for contacts. Specifying for each contact would be a bit overkill. But allowing per group would be nice.

There was a request to allow phonebook access allowance per App. But this feature never came. So I have no hope for this request...

SaimenSays ( 2019-09-03 18:24:31 +0200 )edit

What I'd like to have is ability, to limit for each android app which details it may access through the address book. For example: Don't expose names, company, nick, address, birthdays, comments, phone numbers to skype. Default should be none. Then each contact may have tags or list of allowed apps. By default, android app can access only entries it created with general limits described above. Such an option would be able to granularly specify what is exposed through which application.

miroj ( 2019-09-04 12:59:22 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-12-22 14:03:19 +0200

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This feature could be easily done with "TAGs" !

1-1 TAG can solve many many things, this one included:

  • groups of "family" / "work" / "favorites" ...
  • ringtone grouping
  • prioritizing
  • default pictures
  • ...

It would be simply a matter of +1 property in the TAGS table in the database, +1 checkbox:

 sync_with_dalvic  BOOLEAN default TRUE

See: https://together.jolla.com/question/2837/groups-for-contacts/?answer=185266#post-id-185266


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Asked: 2019-07-29 14:41:19 +0200

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