Archives for June, 2010

Contacts merger in Maemo extras


Just a quick post to inform the N900 users that didn’t enable the extras-devel or extras-testing repositories that the contacts merger has been promoted to Maemo extras. Just look for “Merge your duplicate contacts” in the application manager and enjoy

Handling phone numbers


I’m often asked questions about the handling and parsing of phone numbers, so I’m going to explain how we do it on Maemo 5. I hope this can be useful also for developers of other applications. There is no unique standardised way to write phone numbers; in the UK the phone number of the Buckingham […]

Contacts merger 0.1.3 in Maemo extras-testing


Since my previous post about the contacts merger, I fixed a crash, made it handle better broken vcards, improved the partial matching and made the installer quit the address book when the plugin is installed, so no reboot is needed. The new 0.1.3 merger is now available in Maemo extras-testing, just look for “Merge your […]

Finding duplicate contacts in your address book


One of the common complaints about the Maemo address book is that it’s easy to get a lot of duplicate contacts as the address book is able to pull your contacts from various IM services. From the beginning there has been a way to merge duplicates, but it meant manually going through all of your […]