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.
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: email@example.com l: BUSINESS CITY ou: Department o: Entic.net st: BUSINESS STATE displayName: NickName
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.