Last week, Cyanogen teased a new version of their messaging app, which will be coming out soon for both Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod. Now they are teasing the Quick Contact Card which will be making its way to CyanogenMod soon. The reason for them teasing these features is to get feedback from their users, which is super important in software development. You can see some of the examples of the new Quick contact Card in the gallery at the bottom of this post.
For those unaware of what we are talking about here, when you tap the avatar for a contact, whether it be in the dialer, messages, or another app, the popup that shows up is known as the Quick Contact Card. And shows all kinds of info about that contact. Like their phone number, address, as well as ways to contact them. There are a couple of reasons why Cyanogen is looking to change the Quick Contact card. First is to construct a quick contact card that is both beautiful and functional when using images that are in low resolution. The second is to allow for more than three operations to be displayed to the user without using the action overflow menu.
What Cyanogen has done here is, they've blurred the contact's picture in the background, and have a smaller round avatar for them. Which has their name and location next to it. With four icons below it, and their phone number and email below that. It's not a huge change, but it does look very nice, and would fit in nicely with CyanogenMod 12.
Cyanogen is looking to launch this design in their nightlies for CyanogenMod 12 once they refine it based on feedback from the community. And as with most parts of Cyanogen, they will be continuing to refine the design after the launch. If you have any feedback for the Cyanogen team, we urge you to check out the source link below and leave a comment on their blog post. That way their designers, and engineers will see your feedback.