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.
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.
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.
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
I forgot :P
Add menus to go Contacts/Logs/Favourites
Add 2-sec pause/etc.
Implement features to Donut/Cupcake (Low-priority)
Long pressing on menu for the soft keyboard messes up the layout. Any ideas?