Sunday, November 27, 2011

Contact Simple Widget 1.2.0

Contact Simple Widget version 1.2.0 has been published to the Android Market.

The update fixes a problem where phone numbers and emails where listed multiple times for some contacts. This occurs when the same contact was saved to multiple accounts (Google, Facebook, Exchange, etc.). The android API aggregates much of this information together so that the developer does not need to deal with it themselves. However, that is not the case with phone numbers and emails.

Additionally, the preference view has been updated to include contact, website, review and about info. Technically speaking, the original view did not match the android standard for preference views. In fact there is a specific view provided by the android API for preferences and the new preference screen uses it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Contact Simple Widget 1.1.9

Contact Simple Widget version 1.1.9 has been published to the Android Market.

This update adds translation to Russian. Thank you very much DM. As always, if anyone would like to help with translation to other languages, let me know.

When adding the Russian language I noticed that some translated strings were very long, for example "Рабочий мобильный тел." or approximately "Call work mobile". These long strings caused the call, SMS and email icons to disappear partially or completely. So I fixed that issue before publishing this new version.

I am currently working on another version which will be published very soon, it will include a fix for duplicate phone and email listings. Additionally, it will include an improved configuration screen to include contact, review and about information.