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From Tobias Mücksch (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CB-11038) Android: Automatically created (nonsense) contacts are retrieved too
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:27:25 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-11038?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel
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Tobias Mücksch updated CB-11038:
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    Description: 
For some reason, Android (or Gmail) creates a contact for each email a user receives (via
gmail). *By default those Contacts are hidden in the systems contacts-app.*

The problem is; the cordova-plugin-contacts retrieves those useless contacts together with
the ordinary contacts that are actually of interest; *even if they aren't real contacts and
in most cases of literally +no interest+*. Additionally this is different behaviour from the
iOS version.

You can spot these "ghost contacts" when you open your contacts app, click on the settings
(top right corner), and then on "Contacts to display" -> "Customize" -> Google ->
"My Contacts".

In my opinion there should be at least an option to filter out specific contacts sources.
It's very annoying to have plenty of *+nonsense+* contacts (around 50 in my case). For example
I have some contacts in the list for email addresses I have received invoices from or even
newsletters.

Side note: I'm not 100% percent sure where these contacts come from. Either android or the
gmail web app.


I guess filtering by this attribute should do the trick:

[ContactsContract.Contacts.IN_VISIBLE_GROUP|http://developer.android.com/reference/android/provider/ContactsContract.Contacts.html]
??An indicator of whether this contact is supposed to be visible in the UI. "1" if the contact
has at least one raw contact that belongs to a visible group; "0" otherwise.??

Here is someone who describes a similar issue (not development related): [How to filter my
google contacts?|http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/43198/how-to-filter-my-google-contacts]

  was:
For some reason, Android (or Gmail) creates a contact for each email a user receives (via
gmail). *By default those Contacts are hidden in the systems contacts-app.*

The problem is; the cordova-plugin-contacts retrieves those useless contacts together with
the ordinary contacts that are actually of interest; *even if they aren't real contacts and
in most cases of literally +no interest+*. Additionally this is different behaviour from the
iOS version.

You can spot these "ghost contacts" when you open your contacts app, click on the settings
(top right corner), and then on "Contacts to display" -> "Customize" -> Google ->
"My Contacts".

In my opinion there should be at least an option to filter out specific contacts sources.
It's very annoying to have plenty of *+nonsense+* contacts (around 50 in my case). For example
I have some contacts in the list for email addresses I have received invoices from or even
newsletters.

Side note: I'm not 100% percent sure where these contacts come from. Either android or the
gmail web app.


I guess filtering by this attribute may help:
[ContactsContract.Contacts.IN_VISIBLE_GROUP|http://developer.android.com/reference/android/provider/ContactsContract.Contacts.html]
??An indicator of whether this contact is supposed to be visible in the UI. "1" if the contact
has at least one raw contact that belongs to a visible group; "0" otherwise.??

Here is someone who describes a similar issue (not development related): [How to filter my
google contacts?|http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/43198/how-to-filter-my-google-contacts]


> Android: Automatically created (nonsense) contacts are retrieved too
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CB-11038
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-11038
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Plugin Contacts
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
>         Environment: Android 6 Marshmallow
>            Reporter: Tobias Mücksch
>
> For some reason, Android (or Gmail) creates a contact for each email a user receives
(via gmail). *By default those Contacts are hidden in the systems contacts-app.*
> The problem is; the cordova-plugin-contacts retrieves those useless contacts together
with the ordinary contacts that are actually of interest; *even if they aren't real contacts
and in most cases of literally +no interest+*. Additionally this is different behaviour from
the iOS version.
> You can spot these "ghost contacts" when you open your contacts app, click on the settings
(top right corner), and then on "Contacts to display" -> "Customize" -> Google ->
"My Contacts".
> In my opinion there should be at least an option to filter out specific contacts sources.
It's very annoying to have plenty of *+nonsense+* contacts (around 50 in my case). For example
I have some contacts in the list for email addresses I have received invoices from or even
newsletters.
> Side note: I'm not 100% percent sure where these contacts come from. Either android or
the gmail web app.
> I guess filtering by this attribute should do the trick:
> [ContactsContract.Contacts.IN_VISIBLE_GROUP|http://developer.android.com/reference/android/provider/ContactsContract.Contacts.html]
> ??An indicator of whether this contact is supposed to be visible in the UI. "1" if the
contact has at least one raw contact that belongs to a visible group; "0" otherwise.??
> Here is someone who describes a similar issue (not development related): [How to filter
my google contacts?|http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/43198/how-to-filter-my-google-contacts]



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