[APP] NubDial - Smart Dialer for Android

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By Wysie, Senior Member on 6th February 2010, 05:55 AM
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Hi all,

This project started out as my basic mod of SpellDial (by Lawrence Greenfield, thanks for making it open-source) initially, but I've since made quite a number of changes to it.

It is now able to search by both name and number, and you can always use the "#" key to denote a space. Most of the other changes I made are under the hood, but I've attached a few screenshots so you know what you're getting.

Lastly, there are a couple of bugs, among them I believe it only works properly with Nexus One. I've yet to finish up all the mdpi images, and I've also not updated the code for SDK3/4 and below (Cupcake, Donut).

Download: Search "NubDial" on the Android Market.

Request/Help Needed:
I hope that this will become a community project (but I doubt I'll be able to do much since sch's getting really bz), and would appreciate if someone could come up with a nicer design that still fits the Android look . If you have, please post your mock-up or send them to me , actual 9-patch/images will be awesome.

Change Log:
Added patch by seidler2547 to support accented characters.
Added patch by qingcai to speed up performance (I changed the delay slightly).
Should not show up on Donut/Cupcake Markets anymore.

Fixed another FC bug. Thanks to xiutian for running the test version and providing me with logs !

Fixed a FC bug when searching for some contacts.

Added pref to auto-hide the dialpad on fling action .
Also, fling up/down on the dialpad to show/hide it.

QuickContacts picture

Fixed hyphen bug again.

Added "Add to contacts" to Menu options
Highlighting now works across dashes (Please report)
Able to set as default Dial app now (Tested with SMS widget)
Enabled fast scroll for the contacts list (similar to default contacts, you've the fat tab to hold and drag down)

Fixes a regression bug with name matching
*Should* fix hyphen bug

Added preference to match any number sequence, not just from the start

Bug fixes

I forgot :P

To Do:
Add menus to go Contacts/Logs/Favourites
Add 2-sec pause/etc.
Implement features to Donut/Cupcake (Low-priority)

Known Bugs:
Long pressing on menu for the soft keyboard messes up the layout. Any ideas?
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6th February 2010, 06:02 AM |#2  
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Looks awesome!! Where's the download link? Thanks for your work
6th February 2010, 06:07 AM |#3  
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You're fast. I normally post once when there's a lot of stuff already before I edit it to add more :P. Link's up .
6th February 2010, 06:13 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Wysie

You're fast. I normally post once when there's a lot of stuff already before I edit it to add more :P. Link's up .

Haha I actually JUST happened to be checking the forums (which I don't check so often). Looking good and I just tested it out on the Market. Smooth so far, but after a call ends it unfortunately does not go back to the app, but instead it goes to the stock Dialer. I know that's probably difficult to intertwine and you're aware, but just thought I'd post about it!
6th February 2010, 06:19 AM |#5  
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a good start

I've been following your development of the contacts apk and now this t9 dialer is adds function not currently available on stock dialer. A good start.

Is there any way to merge this dialer into the stock nexus one phone app?

6th February 2010, 07:40 AM |#6  
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^^ yes this would be cool
6th February 2010, 07:56 AM |#7  
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Nice idea. I would like to see this tool rolled into your Wycontacts Eclair apk.

Some quick feedback - I am getting FC when searching for a number/contact that either begins with 2 (ABC) or 6 (MNO). This is repeatable and happens every time. I have rebooted and still get FC whenever the 2 or 6 are entered first. Searching with the other keys works as expected. Can I send you any log files that might help in remedying this? My sig has the ROM and kernel details for reference.
6th February 2010, 10:03 AM |#9  
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Great work .... but can you do the following?

1) Change the icon to represent the standard Dialler Icon?
2) Have the option within the dialler to goto the other tabs, or better still implement this into the standard dialler?

Thanks for your work !
6th February 2010, 04:57 PM |#10  
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Hi guys, thanks for the support and comments.

Integrating into the system Contacts app is definitely possible, but I'm afraid I lack the time to do that. Moreover it's not high on my priority list.

I made the icon, so nope, not gonna change it :P. Sorry.

Check out my to do for what's coming next, as well as currently known bugs (would be good if someone can propose a fix).

That's all. Updated a new version to Market which fixes some minor bugs.
7th February 2010, 01:58 AM |#11  
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A new icon would be nice. Don't get me wrong, but the current one looks strange. You've made a great app, why spoil it with a fugly icon?

Anyway, it would be great if the app searched contact numbers with wildcards, i.e. if I have a number with an international code (+44xxxxxxxxx), I could search it without having to enter +44.
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