Now works with OS 1.6 devices
Coming to the Market near you soon 😉
For OS2.0, Google improved the framework around data access for Contacts and these are not compatible with 1.6. It was a large piece of work to write the 1.6 data access code and refactor the contact searching to be able to run both.
There are some caveats for 1.6 users though:
- Nickname and Website searching do nothing, as the 1.6 contact database does not have these fields.
- Organisation searching is ignored. Whilst 1.6 does have these fields, it requires a reworking of the query code and a join across tables.
- Performance may be slow. The 1.6 contact structure doesn’t have the concept of raw contacts that present a uniformed view of the contact. With 1.6 there are many queries to return all the data. It may perform better with a bespoke query rather than trying to use the helper classes.
- Google quick search doesn’t let you select the contact provider to search on until after you have searched and scrolled down to the end of the list, see below: