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Groups for contacts

asked 2013-12-26 19:06:30 +0200

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updated 2018-06-08 08:54:03 +0200

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It would be interesting to be able to group contacts...

I have more than 500 contacts (with facebook sync and all email I stored), but I really use less than 100... In addition I saw birthday for all contact as an alarm, it is a good Idea for my "best" contacts, but not for all my contacts...

The need is:

  • Contact groups using Standard vCard categories
  • Export a group to another phone
  • Possbility to hide contacts and groups (requires "Show Hidden" checkbox)
  • Possibilty to disable birthday notification (requires "Birthday" checkbox)
  • Timed blocking for contacts and groups (this would be very handy for those who use Jolla as their business phone as well as their personal phone)
  • Group/contact ring tone
  • Initiating a conference call with a group (from the group view I assume?)
  • Group SMS/MMS
  • Choose a pic per group
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And please use the standard vCard CATEGORIES property for this.

Tanghus ( 2013-12-26 19:26:23 +0200 )edit

Definitely a must have. Even the n9 did have contact groups and it worked quite well.

lomo ( 2013-12-26 22:35:04 +0200 )edit

Agreed. I used contact groups quite extensively on the N9, and miss it on the Jolla. Please add the feature.

strongm ( 2013-12-28 20:56:03 +0200 )edit

yes, n9 is a good begin, but it can be usefull, by group, to tell if contact of the group can be hide or show in the main contact view. in order to create group for exemple for old contact we don't use but we want loose...

condo4 ( 2014-01-01 22:02:05 +0200 )edit

it would also be nice to be able to block a certain group for a few hours. for instance, block private contacts when i am on buissiness and buissiness contacts after working hours.

chico76 ( 2014-02-28 10:39:22 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-06-07 17:05:11 +0200

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IMHO Tags would be more effective!
While creating a new Tag > We should be able to set Tag-Order.
1th in list = higher priority = default behavior = GROUP.

Also, Tags could have multiple functions and purposes too, like:

  • Unique Ringtone,
  • Number to block,
  • Pass through in silent mode,
  • default icon / picture

This would give unlimited possibilities to everyone.
I've just found there's already a topic opened for this...

I recommend to MERGE this two requests.

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@cemoi71 made a good point above that tags are not as widely supported as groups by various synchronising services.

nthn ( 2018-06-07 17:52:00 +0200 )edit

The problem with tags, you can't use it to synchronize with syncml or other sync way... Many of them supports groups, but not tag.

So, in addition, tags is more difficult to implement (n to n). Since Group is requested since many years without any implementation today, I think a more complex (and different from android) request is without hope. So, Merge this two topic is not a good idea...

condo4 ( 2018-06-07 18:50:10 +0200 )edit
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Asked: 2013-12-26 19:06:30 +0200

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