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CloudFace mobile

CloudFace is now available for Apple iOS devices. Here is a quick premier to using it.

The first thing to do after getting the App and signing up is copy your contacts (optional) from the Device to the cloud servers. You do this in the Options tab. The rest of this guide will show how more details about the App functionality.

Data Storage

One of the core features of CloudFace is its use of dynamic profiles. To make full use of the App, you really should know how the data for each of the Contacts is stored on the server. More on Profiles in the next section.

All of the Contact's data is stored in key-value pairs. Here is an example of all the data:

postalCode: 94085
dateOfBirth: 2010-04-23
title: Title
description: Tag
facsimileTelephoneNumber: Fax
givenName: FirstName
homePostalAddress: Home Street$City$State$Zip$Country
mobile: 408-111-2222
cn: Full Name
telephoneNumber: 408-111-3333
sn: Jangity
street: BUSINESS STREET
homePhone: 408-111-4444
mail: me@gmail.com
l: BUSINESS CITY
ou: Department
o: Entic.net
st: BUSINESS STATE
displayName: NickName

Profiles

You can select the profile to use by pressing the blue Bookmark icon. Profiles allow you to view your Contacts and their details in different views. They are kind of like applying a filter to all your Contacts. Profiles allow you to:

  • Show Contacts with only Mail address
  • Show Contacts with Pictures
  • Group Contacts dynamically
  • Show Business Contacts
  • and more

Profiles Creation

Again, remember Profiles are just a way of representing your Contacts list on the screen. When you Edit or Create a Profile, some of the important options to be aware of are:

  • Description: This is just a name to give the profile
  • Search Filter: This is the most important. See more about Search Filters below.
  • Browsing: Turning this On will make it so all your Contacts are listed in the main screen. Turning it Off will make it so you can only search for Contacts - this is useful for when you have a lot of Contacts.
  • Pictures: This will make it so the Contacts list shows a photo collage rather than a name list (useful when Browsing is On)
  • Grouping: This groups the Contacts on the value of the key. More on this below.

Search Filter in Profiles

As we said earlier, the data is stored in key-value. The telephoneNumber contains the business phone number. The 'st' is the state associated with the business address. The 'o' is the Organization name. Etc.

Let's say you want to show all your Contacts with a business address in the state of California. You would put this in the Profile's Search Filter:

(st=California)

Now, the interesting part, let's say you want to make a profile with these Contacts searchable on the key o (which stands for Organization). You would put:

(&(st=California)(o=*%s%))

What this will do is, show all the Contacts with an business state address of California and a Organization associated with it. If you now search for “Apple” in the main Contacts screen, you will get all the Contacts in the state of California that work at a company that contains *Apple* in it's Organization's name.

Example Search Filters
  • Show Contacts with Photos and make it Searchable on Name and Nick name: (&(jpegPhoto=*)(|(cn=*%s*)(displayName=*%s*)))
  • Show people in my Contact list who work for Cisco: (&(o=Cisco)(cn=*%s*))
  • Show people with email address and make the Searchable on Email: (mail=*%s*)

Grouping

cloudface_mobile.txt · Last modified: 2010/08/13 18:56 by admin