02-23-2013 03:37 AM
I ported my Android app which exports the contacts to a CSV file which is stored on the SD card.
When I run this ported app on my BB10 Dev Alpha B device, it creates an empty file.
I guess BB10 Android runtime does not support contacts access in BB10.
Can anyone shine some light on this issue?
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02-23-2013 04:54 AM
02-23-2013 05:32 AM
02-23-2013 08:09 AM
02-25-2013 05:09 PM - edited 02-25-2013 05:12 PM
I have the same issue on a Z10. Also note that the unsupported API docs say "Contacts added or modified by android applications are currently not synchronized with the device address book".
So what exactly is supported with contacts? Is there a workaround?
02-26-2013 01:58 PM
Hopefully I can clarify what is supported within the BlackBerry Runtime for Android apps on BlackBerry 10 when it comes to Contacts support.
At this time, support is in place to add an entry into the Contacts list for either an existing contact, or to by adding a new contact to the list. This can be understood as write-only access. We do not support querying the contact list or backing up existing contacts. There were some security concerns behind the decision to only allow this level of access, but as always we're open to discussing various use cases.
02-26-2013 02:13 PM
02-26-2013 02:18 PM - edited 02-26-2013 02:19 PM
Also, why is it a security concern to allow both read/write access to contacts through Android runtime but its perfectly fine through Cascades (ContactService)? I'm kind of surprised you're looking for use cases because this is a fairly common feature.