Finally, Ovi Contacts support for TouchThu, 2009-07-02 13:27
Written by: Kristian Luoma, Product Manager, Ovi Contacts
Hey Beta Labs,
It has taken so very long time for us to enable support for S60 5th Edition products that it is unfair to anybody with the beautiful 5800 XpressMusic in their pocket. Now, as the second touch device, N97 is available in some parts of the world, we're finally able to make the Ovi Contacts available for these products. The app contains the same features, as the 3rd Edition variants, but now obviously with Touch support.
In N97, however, there is something interesting to tell about. That is, ability to integrate your instant messaging friends with the contact cards in your traditional contact list. By doing this, you can see the presence status of your friends in the main phonebook tab too.
Here's how you can do it too:
- Select the contact you want to link from the Ovi Contacts tab
- Choose either create new or update existing (depending on if you have the contact in your main phonebook tab already or not)
- Update the details, and you're done
Also, if you use the Favourite Contacts feature in N97, you'll be able to see when your friends are online directly from the device home screen.
We've also made some improvements for our contact list management system, so that the other Ovi services may later on utilize the same friend list. We recommend filling in the first name and last name fields due to this in to your profile.
Oh, while at it, we put out an updated version of S40 and S60 3rd Edition clients too earlier this week. Thanks for your comments and feedback, we've really enjoyed reading them and have registered every single one of them, even if we haven't been able to fullfill all the needs. We encourage you to continue giving feedback and published a new survey. Go ahead and fill it, it won’t take too long time!