[Blink] Blink, Desktop and Interfaces

Count Zero countz at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 23:41:38 CEST 2010

1) I agree, bring back the old Icon, it was so much nicer.

2) Another thing I really need, is the ability to "rewrite" or "tweak" phone numbers. In my case, I need to add a '9' to all numbers in the address book. Some of them have '+972 (3)', and for those I need to change to '903'...

3) It would be absolutely incredible if it was possible to transfer calls between two laptops, both using the same SIP line. Me and my wife use Blink on our laptops, on the same SIP line, and this would be extremely useful.

Anyway, Thanks for an awesome product, and even if you didn't improve it a little bit, it's still awesome as it is! :-)

On Jun 10, 2010, at 8:29 PM, Andreas Mixich wrote:

> Hi,
> first, allow me to congratulate on Blink. It's really a very nice implementation of the VoIP ideal. It was good to leave the dial-pad away and realize, that computers come with a different interface, rather than trying to rebuild grampas old-school telephone.
> However, it is exactly this interface, that I feel could be a bit more polished.
> a) an Addressbook plugin, that allows dialing with Blink
> b) no icon in the dock. A program like Blink is usually always running, which means, that it occupies a whole icon in the dock. This gets annyoing for power-users, who already have lots of stuff there, stuff, that is more important than a background task. It may be nice to put it into the menu-bar or alow for complete invisibility, so it can be brought up by the task-switcher or a hot-key.
> c) I don't know how it happened, but I have gotten a seperate entry for each phone number a contact has, meaning, that I have a lot of duplicate contact, which differ only by the phone number.
> d) plugin interface for the APIs (mostly REST, afaik), that many of the VoIP providers (ie: sipgate, voxalot) offer.
> e) OSAscript
> Latter ones could be combined, and, if abstracted enough could make it easier to implement scripting on other platforms (KDE-Kross, etc.) 
> f) it would be nice if any of Blink's native data, that exists on the user-level (call-logs, chat-logs, etc.) could be tagged with OpenMeta. This would allow to associate any action with other files (contacts, emails, invoices, documents, etc), that get tagged with OpenMeta. It would allow to associate a chat-transcript with a contact in addressbook, or a project and so on.
> Is there a place where I could go and get the previous icon? I find the current being rather unimaginative. It doesn't suggest communication in any way.
> Besides that I enjoy using the fruits of your effort to get things technically right and robust. Very nice client. Thank you.
> -- 
> Bye, Andreas
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