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Using Tizen’s C API

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Hello everyone, I have dedicated some time to hack the Tizen’s source avaliable at https://review.tizen.org/git and to be more specific I’m focusing my effort on contacts integration. So I found a way to communicate with the Tizen’s contacts database, there is a C API for that and you can find the code here: https://review.tizen.org/git/?p=api/contacts.git;a=summary . To be honest I didn’t like this API and here are the reasons:

  • Some search functions like contact_foreach_contact_from_db() does not return all contact information, like the phone number. And I can’t understand why.
  • It’s difficult to find the libs you want to use it in the repository. Because sometimes you just don’t have a clue what its name is.
  • It would be great if we had a docs page, because going around the source code too nice.

Saying that, I created a very, very simple contacts list based on EFL and of course using the Tizen’s C API for contacts.

So let’s begin !

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Running EFL Apps on Tizen

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Hello everyone,

I’m excited to report that I’ve got a demo of a native App running on Tizen! And what I mean by native is, compiled C programs and not HTML5 + Javascript Apps. The App is  EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries) based, alsoa good point to notice here is that all the Apps that come with your phone ( Calendar, Dialer, Contacts, etc.) are EFL based as well. And the best part of it is that the company that I work at (ProFUSION) is a big EFL project contributor, so we have plenty of in-house experience with it.

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