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The webOS Wish List: Social status in Contacts

by Derek Kessler Fri, 03 Feb 2012 7:07 pm EST

Synergy is awesome, and it's been awesome since Palm unveiled it as part of webOS way back at the beginning of 2009. The simplicity of webOS' linked contacts has yet to be matched by any other OS maker, but there hasn't been much of any iteration on that theme in the last three years. And in some ways the competition has moved beyond what Synergy does in its current state. Since the start, Facebook has been available as a contact sync option, and later on LinkedIn was added. Yet, the only thing that these social networks are able to pull down is basic contact info - none of the actual social stuff makes it into the Synergy mix.

With the possibility of Twitter making it into Synergy as well, we think it's time for an extension of what Synergy pulls in, and it's a relatively simple one: social status. Link a Facebook account to a contact and whenever you view that person via the Contacts app, it quickly downloads the most recent status update. Throw in LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ (once they make an API), and all the rest. Sort them by most recent update and launch the appropriate app or mobile site to that status when tapped on. And if you want to get real fancy, include the single most recent status update under that contact in Just Type search results.

Have your own thoughts on this wish list entry? Of course you do - the comments are below. Surely you have your own ideas as to what ought be on the webOS wish list, and so we've created a forum thread just for what is sure to be an awesome discussion.