contacts: lookup on incoming call

roguemoko at roguemoko at
Sun Aug 31 15:57:31 CEST 2008

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 05:33:00PM +1000, roguemoko at wrote:
>> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 01:46:48PM +0100, Tom Yates wrote:
>>>> but when i'm in the UK, and a UK call comes in, it shows up as just having 
>>>> a local number (eg 07971 123456).
>>>> these two numbers are functionally the same, but the contacts-lookup that 
>>>> happens won't identify the caller as fred friend unless i edit the 
>>>> contacts entry to say 07971... rather than +447971... .
>>> Simple matching algorithm: match from right to left to numbers on
>>> agenda.
>> Prepend call notification with 'likely to be ...' in the case of 
>> anything but an exact match.
> I find it very hard that in the extremely small database of contacts on
> your phone (it's tiny in terms of databases) that you'll have a fuzzy
> match.
> Specially, because you'll have a big number match.

True. The numbers would have to be from seperate countries to conflict.

Currently it's not even this accurate, the match needs to be exact, so I 
suppose addressing accuracy is kinda moot :)

Sounds like the right way to do it to me.


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