The Featured Discussion Board Post this week is Show name from Phone Number Database for incoming call started by holehenrik
The developer wants to notify users when any “special” contacts (from a database of several thousand numbers) call the Windows Phone device. Windows Phone has no mechanism to run an application when the phone gets an incoming call so the solution is not obvious.
Following a brainstorm with other developers the original poster arrived at the solution of adding a customized contact store with all the special numbers. The contact store could be hidden in the contact list through filters in the contacts setting. In this way the user gets notified of the special numbers, but is not forced to have all the numbers displayed when sorting through their contacts.
This discussion is a good example of how just sharing your problem can often be enough to lead to you finding the solution yourself. That’s what the community is all about!
Keep those interesting questions coming!
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Network State API on the Asha software platform by jappit
The Nokia Asha software platform introduces the Network State API, that allows to retrieve the state of network, SIM and WLAN, and to receive notifications when any of those states change.
This article explains how to use the Network State API to monitor the network state on the Asha software platform. Read more…
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Qt Telephony Utility by galazzo is a Qt library which exposes all the useful functionality in the Symbian C++ public Telephony API (CTelephony). This library makes it easy to make and answer phone calls and get the IMEI, in both Qt C++ and Qt Quick.
We like that this project delivers a very useful API which developers would otherwise have to roll out themselves. It is well documented with good examples so there is no guesswork involved when including it in your projects (see API reference and example documentation on the main wiki: How to manage phone calls with QS60Telephony). In addition, the fact that it has been used in an app published on Nokia Store (Blacklist Manager) means that it will get regular real-world testing.
The author has already responded to requests to improve the documentation and removed unnecessary dependencies (making the project easier to use). Please provide any further feedback and suggestions for the API or Blacklist Manager in the project discussion boards.
– Hamish Willee (on behalf of the Projects Moderation team)