Google app manages to search the contacts app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by wackymacky, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    How does the new offical Google app manage to search the contacts (ie outside its "sandbox"? And since it can why not let it be able to search notes/email etc as well?
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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    Apple has some APIs that permit access "outside the sandbox", as it were. Contacts are one of those.
     
  3. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    There's definitely API to have access to contact information as well as the changing of that information. I believe Apple was thinking of applications from Speed Dial to Birthday reminders to Social Networking, etc.

    Now I wonder why there's no read-only API for the music library...certainly a lot safer compared to having full access to the contact information...and it would certainly help Tap Tap Revenge a ton.
     

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