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Sending Contact Details

by Adam Marks Fri, 15 Oct 2010 4:36 pm EDT

While webOS does not have any cool third party apps to quickly share contact information, Palm did make it very easy to send someone else the details of any contact in your address book. There are 2 main ways to share this information, but first you need to load up a contact record, which can be accomplished by using Universal Search, opening up the Contacts App, clicking on a missed call notification or a variety of other methods. Once you have a contact record open, you will want to swipe-down from the top-left corner of the screen to bring up the Contracts Application drop-down menu.  Keep reading after the break to learn what to do next

  1. Send Contact Tap "Send Contact" and then tap either "Send via MMS" or "Send via Email".  This will create and attach a .vcf (i.e. VCard or "Virtual Business Card") file onto a new text message or email, respectively, that you can then send off to anyone else. A .vcf file can be imported into most Address Books/Contact Lists across a wide range of applications and devices, including any webOS device

  3. Contact Copy All Tap "Edit" and then "Copy All" to copy all the details of the contact record to the clipboard, to be pasted elsewhere on your device.  You can also perform a Meta-tap by pressing the Gesture Area and "C" at the same time to copy the data
  • Note that regardless of what method you use, the details from all linked records (e.g. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc) of that contact will be included, not just data from the Palm Profile.

You may also want to consider making a separate Contact Record in your address book with just the data that you would want to share with others, in other to create your own Virtual Business Card that can be shared with the methods described above

Thanks to Palm Junky and our own Jonathan I. Ezor for suggesting this tip

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