Whilst updating my contact list (paper) i had a thought what if every person could store there contact list(s) online and everyone in that list is sent a text message confirming they want to be on the list.
Then whenever anyone updates there phone number on there list it updates automatically on everyone else’s.
So instead of the normal old manually adding/editing contacts on your phone, they could be download/synchronised once daily say from the website. I understand this will probably involve modifying the firmware and is not an app but see this has a place in the cloud.
Obviously there would be a lot of database work and storage but surely this is the next step.
The first thing/easiest thing that springs to mind is like a private RSS feed but i’m putting this out there into the public domain as apple are not going give me any credit or anything.
Anyone with any ideas/suggestions to get this out there please comment below.
On 31 May 2012, at 12:43, Ian.J.Gough wrote:
Whilst updating my contact list (paper) i had a thought what if every person could store there contact list(s) online and everyone in that list is sent a text message confirming they want to be on the list then whenever anyone updates there phone number on there list it updates everyone else’s.
So instead of the normal old manually adding contacts to phone they could be download/synchronised once daily say. I understand this will involve modifying the firmware and is not an app but cloud cloud could be used.
Obviously there would be a lot of database work and storage but surely this is the next step plus most people have an apple product have apple id.
Anyway i appreciate your feedback an am writing to you first with my idea as you are the experts where it comes to technology!
I wait your reply,
Thanks for your time,
Silly me i wrote to apple with my idea and they sent back this.
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- Create online account at website, add your phone number
- Verify your phone number by text
- Add your friends numbers
- There all receive messages asking if they know you and allow you to add them to your list
- When they create an account and verify there number they will then be able to edit it at will
- Giving you the latest up to number of your friend
- Deleting your number/account will not delete it from anyone elses account