[Blink] where's the dialpad?

Adrian Georgescu ag at ag-projects.com
Fri Apr 2 14:32:43 CEST 2010

I remember the confusion in Xlite, when you type space it toggles  
between letter to number mode and people simply did not know about  
this 'super feature' and had no clue how to return to normal mode.  
Everyone asking questions on the mailing lists for how to disable this.

I am not sure how often one needs to dial such numbers, most likely in  
the US I guess. You can pick you mobile phone look at the dial pad and  
save the Contact in Blink for future of use if you need to dial it  

Probably an icon added to the search bar could popup a dialpad and all  
you type can be considered numbers then. But someone has to build this  
and is not us, our roadmap is full.


On Apr 2, 2010, at 2:26 PM, Hoot, Joseph wrote:

> Yes, Please take it as a compliment, because it is definitely better  
> than other sip clients that I've used.  And the fact that it is  
> native to MAC really helps :)
> Having no dialpad is just fine for me.  Do you know, however, if  
> there is any work being done with regards to letter-to-number  
> conversion?  Otherwise, although I like your intention, I'm stuck  
> looking for a dialpad somewhere to look for to figure out what  
> letters match up to the numbers.
> On Apr 2, 2010, at 8:16 AM, Adrian Georgescu wrote:
>> We have no intention of adding a dial pad. The whole design was  
>> around
>> the idea of how to get rid completely of the traditional phone dial
>> pad. I take your email as compliment for achieving the proposed  
>> goal :-)
>> Adrian
>> On Apr 2, 2010, at 2:03 PM, Hoot, Joseph wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I love Blink so far :)  You have done a great job at interface
>>> design.  I have been using X-lite and Zoiper for a couple of years
>>> now and have been pretty disappointed because of the lack of a
>>> simple way to search for contacts in a spotlight-type way.  The only
>>> problem that I have currently is that I can't seem to find a dialpad
>>> (if it exists).  Also, I know that it is a SIP client, but it would
>>> be nice to have a preference to transpose letters to numbers if
>>> there were no @ in the address.
>>> For example, if I type somealias at somesipserver.com, Blink reacts as
>>> I would expect and connect to that SIP address.  However, if I am
>>> looking to call IBM for service and type in 1800ibmserv, I'd prefer
>>> that Blink sees that there is no @ symbol and defaults to changing
>>> the ibmserv to 4267379.  <-- skype seems to do that correctly, but
>>> of course, skype is a proprietary thing, so I can't do sip with  
>>> it :(
>>> If that isn't possible, then I would at least expect to have an
>>> option to use a software dialpad so that I can see what letters
>>> match up to which numbers.  For now, I have to look at another
>>> client or do a quick google search for "dialpad."
>>> For the record, I don't usually call those type of numbers.  But it
>>> is still something that I've done a couple of times over the last
>>> few days and so I thought it was something that I should share with
>>> the list.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Joe
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