No, I’m not exactly bashing the Microsoft guys. Actually they have done quite a wonderful work with Windows Phone. If you read my earlier post, I’m a big fan of Nokia Lumia 800 and Windows Phone platform. But I wont just blindly accep hoopla around the platform. After using it for around strong 4+ months, I’m now finding out some stuff where Microsoft should really put their hands on and improve the platform. That’s why I’ve started this series of Why I Hate Windows Phone. And if you too hate something in your WP and want to send a strong message to Microsoft guys, you can tweet using hash tag #iHateWindowsPhone. In this article I’ll focus on functionality to send contact info via SMS and what is the temporary solution to get around that problem.
Although the Windows Phone platform has progressed nicely in the past year and continues to gain fans, one irritating problem with the stock installation is the inability to send contact info via SMS. It would be extremely convenient if a user could shoot contact details to other users quickly and easily without having to painstakingly copy information and format it on their Windows Phone device. Fortunately, there’s a nifty little Windows app called Send Contact Info that directly addresses this annoying problem once and for all.
Basically, Send Contact Info is a handy program that snatches contacts from your address book, formats them correctly and then allows you to pass them along with a few taps of the touchscreen. It features QR-encoded VCF file support, MECARD support for Bing Vision fans, QR code previews and a whole lot more. In addition, Send Contact Info supports WP7.5 Mango Fast App Switching and Live Tile integration so that you can see the last contact forwarded using the app.
In order to take advantage of Send Contact Info, just fire up the application and tap “Select Contact” to pick an entry from your phone’s address book. The program will allow you to choose what information you pass along via SMS, including associated phone numbers, addresses and web sites. Once you’ve chosen the details you’d like to include, it’s simply a matter of selecting either SMS or email to transmit the information. Send Contact Info is a good example of an incredibly simple app that doesn’t do a lot but manages to perform one task exceedingly well.
The main advantages of Send Contact Info are its simple functionality and low resource usage. You won’t have to copy contact details manually anymore with Send Contact Info, which formats your contacts automatically and allows you to share them painlessly. It’s free to download and use, so there’s no excuse for not giving it a shot on your WP7 handset.
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