The world is increasingly social. And speaking specifically of the mobile world, more and more app-centric than anything else. By stopping and reflecting on the matter, we realized that the way we handle (store and manage) contacts on iOS is far outdated. Think about it: with the exception of one makeup here and another there, the Contacts app (Contacts) is practically the same as what we saw when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world eight years ago.
Thinking about it, the designer Frank Costa decided to redesign the way we handle our contacts on the iPhone. The result, at least for me, was great!
The challenge is difficult, but Costa imagines something in which all of our social media accounts (WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc.) would be in some way associated with our Apple ID, whether with the company itself centralizing this information (something bad considering the privacy concerns) or, perhaps, stored in some open source solution that could easily be connected to the Apple ID. That way, it would be very easy to organize your identifiers and find your friends on all these networks.
The first idea of the designer, in a way, to replace one of the novelties of iOS 8: the shortcuts to favorite and recent contacts that appear when we double-click the Boto de Incio. For Costa, it makes a lot more sense to present the contacts by “pulling” the screen from top to bottom, activating Spotlight (the iOS search).
The search option would continue there. But beyond it, we will see all of our contacts there, just a touch away. But the cool thing is what happens when you touch one of these contacts.
Instead of a list with phones, emails, addresses and everything, all the information would be presented in a much more visual way. Numbers of phones, emails, Twitter, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Facebook, addresses all this would continue there, but in a much more pleasant way and based on apps.
More than that, it would be possible to browse the notifications linked to a given contact. Did you receive a call, an email, a direct message (Twitter) or an iMessage from the guy? Everything would be there, listed within the contact itself, in an area dedicated to notifications.
Very cool, right? I would love to see Apple implementing something like this on iOS 9. Without a doubt, our agenda deserves it.
(via Cult of Mac)