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NEW! SSContact 1.1.3!! - (updated 30/06/07)

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By Guybrush, Senior Member on 16th May 2007, 10:51 AM
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SSContact (ScrollingStone project name) is a application similar iContact developed by larna.

Why a similar iContact app ? The reasons are three :
- because I wanna do it by myself...
- because I want add all features that i like...
- because I'm enjoying to code and i'm having fun to see this app growing.

30/06/2006 - Released version 1.1.3!! Sorry guys I'm really busy with studies and I've also started a new project (iMedia) so I can't work much on this just in some spare time

12/06/2007 - Released version 1.1.0!!
10/06/2007 - Released version 1.0.13RC4!!
08/06/2007 - Released version 1.0.10RC3!!
02/06/2007 - Released version 1.0.4RC2!!
02/06/2007 - Released version 1.0.0RC1!!
26/05/2007 - first beta version released!!
23/05/2007 - first alpha version released!! Still a bit buggy but working.

- Just 19.90Kbyte of memory used.
- Two different Themes (one Light and one Dark)
- One Speed Icon for quick call
- Display Contact using tap on selected item or central key on dpad.
- Settings Dialog to customize the app, settings are stored in registry
- Sort Contacts by First or LastName or File As in Ascendenting/Descendenting order
- Support Landscape/Portrait
- Big Keyboard for quick search inside contacts
- Scrollwheel and DPAD support for scrolling
- Quick search using stylo with alphabetic index on the screen

SSContact and Icontact are different and both fully functional. Under some screenshots (they are bit old but give you an idea). Regards Guybrush
16th May 2007, 10:51 AM |#2  
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- 20070630 Improved Scrolling speed.
           Search on left index with single tap
           Longer Selection
- 20070612 Optimized Code! Now Just 38 KByte!!
           Full Screen Window without bottom menu toolbar
           Keyboard Shortcut with left DPAD or softkey
           Menu Shortcut with right DPAD or softkey
           Left Index bigger.
- 20070610 Improvement in scrolling performance
           Fixed DialPad Scrolling
           Improved ABC Index search
- 20070608 Little improvement in performance
           Fixed VGA Setting Dialog
           Fixed VGA Keyboard
           Fixed DialPad Scrolling
           Fixed Indicator
           Fixed some minor bugs           
- 20070602 Selection disapper after 1/2 second from first tap 
           Fixed some minor bugs
- 20070602 Improved Scroll Procedure, now should be really smooth!!
           Added Sort by File As
           Changed Company Contacs show
           Easy tap ;)
           Hide Selection during scrolling
           Two different themes (Dark and Light)
           Improved code in many parts
           Changed Icons
           Added about dialog
           Fixed some minor bugs
- 20070526 Added TouchScreen Moving Indicator 
           Changed Call Icon 
           Removed unuseful SMS Icon 
           Fixed Long Names 
           Some code optimization
           Increased Font Contact
- 20070525 Fixed Windows 2003 Registry issue. 
           Fixed bug that open contact inverting sort. 
- 20070524 Same code optimization 
           Added central D-Pad Key to open a contact
           Fixed Double Tap
- 20070523 Direct Phone Dial
           Display Contact 
           Speed Call 
           Fixed Landscape Mode 
- 20070522 Registry support to store settings
           Added setting for sort
- 20070521 Enable/Disable Speed Icons 
           Enable/Disable icons 
           Fixed new default settings to improve scrolling 
- 20075020 Added manually settings for scrolling procedure 
           Added Property Sheet for category settings
- 20070519 Enable/Disable ABC Index
           Added settings Dialog
           changed Keyboard fonts
- 20070518 Sort Contacts Ascendenting/Descendenting
           Added Button to hide Keyboard
           Changed Keyboard Background
           Some little improvement in scroll procedure
           Fixed Selection after a quick search
- 20070517 Added Close Button in menu
           Fixed Ascendenting Sort List
           Added sort by first or lastname
- 20070516 Fixed a Keyboard bug after scrolling 
           Added Landscape/Portrait support
           Added keyboard for quick search
Known issues
- keyboard have to be adjust in landscape mode (still to do!)
- settings controls have to be adjust in landscape mode (still to do!)

- I feel SSContact slow in my device, Can I do something ?
- Try to disable graphics contents, it should improve.
- where are settings stored ?
- HKLM/Software/ScrollingStone
- How to unset SSContact from right softkey ?
- After unistall softreset the device, if it doesn't work remove string from HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Today/Keys/113 than softreset the device.
- I've problems with Keyboard. It reappearing when i press Hide. Why ?
- Hide button is used to hide keyboard for a second to show contact beside keyboard, if you want close the keyboard you must touch on OK button.
- where is Keyboard ?
- Left DPAD or left Softkey
- where is setting dialog?
- Right DPAD or right Softkey

- Pictures contacts
- Pictures are heavy for scrolling procedure and they should be too much small for be really usefull.
- Filtering by catergory
- At the moment, I'm not planning to do that, I think it's nice have a long list to scroll and keyboard is quick enogh to not have this feature

If you like this software and want give me your thanks and opportunity to provide you a better quality-test software, please consider to .

Only WM5 version has been tested by me, I don't have a WM2003 or WM6 device to test them but they should work. Zip files have inside a cab, it will set SSContact as default contact app in right softkey. If you don't want it install and softreset the device or just extract file exe or see faqs how to change registry to remove it
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16th May 2007, 11:00 AM |#3  
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I am a newbie in the ppc app development arena and I am curious to know what developer tools/apps did you use to create your app?

FYI.. I will try you app out as well..thx
16th May 2007, 11:00 AM |#4  
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I've used C and Windows CE API.
16th May 2007, 11:10 AM |#5  
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Good luck Guybrush

16th May 2007, 11:15 AM |#6  
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Hey larna, thanks friend
16th May 2007, 11:34 AM |#7  
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Post SSContact first blush....

ok I gave it a spin. My Device is a Cingular 8525 (US) running WM6 (Black 3.01).

The first thoughts:
1. Formating of Contacts. the app shows lastname firstname instead of lastname, first name.
2. I am not seeing all my contacts or its not listing all the contacts in alphabetical order.
3. When I select a contact with my finger or the stylus, nothing happens.
4. It seems that the app is pulling Company info in some instances and contact name in others..very weird.

It would be cool if you could add/import pictures from the contacts
Filtering by catergory

I think you have a good basis here just continue to work at it..good luck
16th May 2007, 11:53 AM |#8  
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- application is compiled for WM5 not tested on WM6 so i can't be sure all works properly there.
- Order is guaranteed by List Control and API of Windows CE so it's not my procedure but I'll check... be sure u don't have some space before names.
- Contacts, SMS and Phone are not enabled (it's only a test application not a complete application) so they can only be scrolled but u can't select them :P
- Yes it display company names when company name is present.

About suggestions :

- Pictures are too much heavy and it should make very slow scroll procedure and I Think they should be too much small to be really usefull.
- I'm not planning to add a filtering by categories at the moment, next step is add a Sort by Firstname and Sort by Lastname

Anyway thanks
16th May 2007, 12:37 PM |#9  
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thnx for this cool small application
imate jasjam win2005
my notes:
1- i tried icontact before ,not working with me
2-SSCONTACT, when i tape the contact nothing happen
3- i see that the interface is good by showing the 2 icons of dialing&message beside the name but again nothing happen upon tapping any icon
4- it scrolls only with the nevagtion key of the ppc not by finger!!!
5-the keyboard is stuck and not closed upon tapping except closing X buuton of the program
your suggestions?????????
16th May 2007, 01:30 PM |#10  
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I don't know... it's strange in your device not works iContact and also my app maybe u have some program have make some conflict with them... you should scroll with fingers... keyboard shouldn't stuck ...u can close it tap on OK button... icons and contact aren't enabled it's only a test application, it's the first time I have this report.
16th May 2007, 06:59 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by Guybrush

- I'm not planning to add a filtering by categories at the moment, next step is add a Sort by Firstname and Sort by Lastname

Anyway thanks

I think the most natural way to sort is outlook's "file as" since we already declare what we want to see as "file as"
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