[SailfishDevel] Communication between system apps, native apps and android apps

Raju Vindane rajudv at openmailbox.org
Thu Aug 25 15:16:24 UTC 2016

On २५ ऑगस्ट २०१६ ६-५०-५१ PM IST, Amit Chalakh <amitchalakh at gmail.com> wrote:
>--- Original message ---
>> Dear Developer team,
>> Android apps doesn't have access to system apps-
>> Cases-
>> 1. Whatsapp (android app) doesn't have access to read contacts from
>people app resulting in no contacts in whatsapp even after refresh.

Inside whatsapp settings go to contacts and enable option to show all contacts. 
That will make it work. 

>> 2. Moneyview (android app) doesn't have access to read messages and
>show balances in app.
>> 3. WiFi file sharing apps (android apps) aren't able to turn on/off
>wifi hotspot and wifi for file sharing.
>> E.g. Shareit, xender aren't working.
>> 4. In android app, if there's a setting to tweak from system it shows
>doesn't have access to system settings.
>> Email links can't be opened in required app-
>> Cases-
>> 1. If the user clicked a twitter link in mail, it takes the user to
>browser. It would be easy if it asks to open twitter app (android app)
>or third party twitter client.
>> Then the case would be- there are too many twitter third party
>clients are available. So, the default apps setting to open would do. 
>> And atmost user have 2-3 twitter clients installed, so showing those
>2-3 apps to open the link would be great.
>> 2. The case is not limited to twitter only..
>> It would be great ease if links can be opened in apps because users
>click on so many links in a day and logging in into every site in
>browser is annoying..
>> Say facebook, linkedin, amazon,etc..the list has no end..
>> And users too want to open the things in app because  the things are
>better organised in apps and takes less time.
>> E.g. Especially on mobile device, a user likes to browse the
>catalogue  on amazon in app rather fiddling with the website.
>> Looking forward to this in upcoming updates.
>> Sail on!
>> Regards.
>> Amit 
>> -- 
>> Sent from my Intex Smartphone

Sent from my SailfishOS  device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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