[dialer] can't add new contacts in dialer-app -> Contacts

Bug #1308371 reported by Selene ToyKeeper on 2014-04-16
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Olga Kemmet

Bug Description

If I start the contacts app explicitly, there is a function to add a new contact. (drag up from bottom, hit the "+ Add" item).

However, if I go to the identical-looking "Contacts" function in the dialer app, I can't add a contact. It appears that there is no way to add a contact in the dialer app without first having a call to/from that number in the call log. The bottom-menu seems to be missing when invoked via dialer instead of directly.

These two interfaces should probably have the same feature set, including how contacts are added.

Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

this will be addressed in the new design

Changed in dialer-app:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Daniela Ferrai (dferrai) on 2014-06-24
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Benjamin Keyser (bjkeyser)
Selene ToyKeeper (toykeeper) wrote :

In image Utopic 140, I still can't add a new contact from the dialer app. I see a "person" icon in the upper right, but tapping it takes me somewhere I can only search, not add a contact.

However, if I actually call the number there is a way to add it as a contact afterward. Drag up the "Recent" tab from the bottom of the screen, slide the contact to the left, and hit the person-plus icon.

So, it's possible now... just not until the number is in the call history, and it's not really obvious that the entry can slide sideways for additional actions. I tried long-pressing it first, but that only gives me the option to delete the entry or select multiple entries for deletion -- no other actions such as adding a contact or starting a SMS conversation.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Benjamin Keyser (bjkeyser) → Olga Kemmet (olga-kemmet)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-07-21
summary: - can't add new contacts in dialer-app -> Contacts
+ [dialer] can't add new contacts in dialer-app -> Contacts
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Olga Kemmet (olga-kemmet) wrote :

This bug has been fixed by adding a CREATE NEW list item on the top of the CONTACTS list view in the dialer.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in dialer-app:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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