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RE: CfC: remove search from Pick Contacts Web Intent - please respond by 25 Sept 2012

From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L <bs3131@att.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:09:31 +0000
To: Jungkee Song <jungkee.song@samsung.com>, "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
CC: "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jungkee Song [mailto:jungkee.song@samsung.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:46 AM
> To: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L; Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com
> Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org; Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com
> Subject: RE: CfC: remove search from Pick Contacts Web Intent - please
> respond by 25 Sept 2012
> 
> > From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L [mailto:bs3131@att.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:19 AM
> >
> > I have a concern though that the UX will suffer because the app cannot
> > give a hint to the Intent as to which contact it is interested in,
> forcing
> > the use to re-enter the search terms. Is there an alternate approach
> under
> > this proposal, through which the app can optimize the UX by providing
> > search hints?
> 
> Other than the "ContactIntentExtras" dictionary, we don't have any such
> options. However, the more I am mulling it over, the more I am leaning
> to
> removing it. I feel like optimizing the UX with previous user action is
> something that should be achieved by Web Intents semantic rather than
> application level optional information. [1]

Sorry, I don't understand that response "something that should be achieved by Web Intents semantic". Can someone explain how the use case below would be implemented so that the user doesn't have to do extra work to select a contact, if there is no ability to provide a contact selection filter?

Use case: The user is browsing a discussion forum, and wants to respond to a post with a phone call to the poster. The forum app provides the ability to use a contact picker intent for this purpose, with the poster's name as contacts search criteria. Since the user has a large contacts database (e.g. an enterprise directory) the effectiveness of the contact picker experience is substantially improved by the ability of the app to indicate the filter criteria to the intent provider.

Thanks,
Bryan Sullivan
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