Openmoko Bug #1976: Redial last called number

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Sat Sep 20 04:20:57 CEST 2008

#1976: Redial last called number
    Reporter:  Treviño       |        Owner:  zecke   
        Type:  enhancement   |       Status:  new     
    Priority:  normal        |    Milestone:          
   Component:  Qtopia        |      Version:  Om2008.8
    Severity:  normal        |   Resolution:          
    Keywords:  HasPatch, PM  |    Blockedby:          
Reproducible:                |     Blocking:          

Comment(by Treviño):

 Replying to [comment:3 zecke]:
 > Replying to [comment:2 Treviño]:
 > > Replying to [comment:1 zecke]:
 > > > @Implementation: It is fine, maybe the valuespace is not populated
 from the callhistory
 > >
 > > No, it isn't... What do you think about implementing the "search-last-
 dialed-number" feature? Do you think it would be much slower?
 > No, finding the last dialed number of the callhistory should be quite
 easy and fast enough. The question is if you want to have redial around
 reboots but it would not hurt.

 I figure that it should be useful having a redial after reboot... So ASAP
 I'll try to parse the last call from the history.

 > > > @Approach:
 > > >   - Having a feature that is not easy to discover (no button for
 it), that can be accidently triggered (someone pressed call with an empty
 number accidently and then a complete number gets dialer) are violations
 of common usability standards.
 > >
 > > Well, that's not completely true... Yes, there's no button for it, but
 redialing pressing the "green button" is a common phone feature. However
 With my patch to re-dial the "LastDialedCall" you need to press the call
 button twice, not once!
 > > In fact, if the text string is empty and you press the call button,
 that text area just populated with the latest called string. If you want
 to dial that number, instead, you've to press the call button another
 time. I think that this is a reasonable approach.
 > Yes, but that is a hardware button in most cases and I doubt the "Call"
 button in the UI has the same functionality?

 Imho it's the same... All the people tried my phone, instinctively,
 pressed that button to redial a number; that's why I've added this kind of
 I don't think that nowadays people see so much difference in a hardware
 and software buttons...

 > > > @Proposal: Add a redial action to the menu of the dialer. This will
 take two clicks (open menu, click on redial) and we can consider
 exchanging the SMS button with the redial action (easy once the code for
 the action is there) in the future. Would you be willing to give that a
 > >
 > > I could do it, but imho adding a button is redundant while using the
 menu action is not so intuitive. I'd exchange the SMS button with a "clear
 number", instead...
 > I added PM as I don't want to make a decision on that. I will talk with
 some local folks about it as well.

 Of course... BTW, let us (me) know about this decision! :)

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