A new contact manager app available on the Google Play Store promises to keep your phone’s contacts in-sync and up-to-date. The app is called FullContact, and while the iOS version of the app has been available on Apple’s App Store since January this year, the company behind the app has only now launched the Android version of the software. Till last year, FullContact was a web-only service that syncs and tidies up email and social media accounts of users, updating records, merging duplicates, and making the information easily available across multiple devices. FullContact got the framework of its app when it acquired Cobook last year, thereby getting access to the company’s unified address-book app, which was available for iOS as well as OSX.
As for the FullContact app on Android, not only does it help you stay up-to-date with the goings-on in the lives of your acquaintances, it also acts as a mail app as well as a dialer app of sorts, allowing users to send emails and make phone calls right from within the app itself without having to reach for the respective designated apps to do the same. What the app does is that it basically combines data from Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, alongside locally stored contact numbers, photos etc. to give users a unified look at each person on one’s contact list rather than having to sift through myriad apps and sites to get all the info.
Talking about information, all of it is manually editable, which is just as well, because some reports on the net seem to indicate that a bug in the app is preventing it from sorting out designations and employment history properly, in so far as it is failing to distinguish between older job titles from current ones. When asked about the problem by Next Web’s Martin Bryant, FullContact reportedly acknowledged some outstanding issues, and said that the company is “always tweaking and improving algorithms to improve the confidence and relevance when public data conflicts”. Version 1.0.0 of the app is now available for download from the Google Play Store. While most of the features are available for free, there is a subscription service on offer for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year, which comes with more bells and whistles.