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From "ASF subversion and git services (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-1291) Windows 8 Contacts - Find+Create APIs
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:36:42 GMT

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ASF subversion and git services commented on CB-1291:
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Commit 2f76f2bfbed5a6ba72e96275765a73023e3e6c22 in cordova-plugin-contacts's branch refs/heads/master
from [~purplecabbage]
[ https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=cordova-plugin-contacts.git;h=2f76f2b ]

CB-1291 Windows8 supports multiple, added some error checking, converts Windows8 Contact to
Cordova Contact


> Windows 8 Contacts - Find+Create APIs
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CB-1291
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-1291
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Plugin Contacts, Windows 8
>            Reporter: Jesse MacFadyen
>            Assignee: Jesse MacFadyen
>
> It looks like we will need to approach Contacts on Windows 8 differently.
> The goal of the Contacts API is not to have every app become a ContactProvider, which
would result in chaos ... 
> Windows 8 does not have built in contacts, they are managed internally by the People
app.  The People app is a ContactProvider  so when you are performing an operation that requires
a contact, you are given the opportunity to select one or more contacts from the People app,
as well as every other app that publishes the ContactProvider contract.
> Searching contacts cannot be achieved given Windows 8 APIs and interaction with the People
app, but the primary use case of picking one or more contacts to interact with can work.
> I think the best approach would be to return a contact object as defined by PhoneGap
APIs, but allow the user to actually do the selection ( via the picker )
> Here is a good write-up by a Microsoft evangelist about how contacts work on Windows
8.
> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/glengordon/archive/2012/08/28/windows-8-apps-for-the-phonegap-developer-contacts.aspx



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