Apple's iOS 8 beta 5 pulls business info from Maps into Phone app's Recents list

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  • Reply 21 of 38
    Originally Posted by Euphonious View Post

    It will even run the search against incoming calls so you can see who is calling you.

     

    Isn’t that just regular caller ID? Of course, I wouldn’t put it past Android to waste your data by doing something the phone system already does.

  • Reply 22 of 38
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Isn’t that just regular caller ID? Of course, I wouldn’t put it past Android to waste your data by doing something the phone system already does.


     

    I'm not aware of any cellular service provider that sends the name of callers not in your address book.  Caller ID on cell phones is limited to displaying the phone number.

  • Reply 23 of 38
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Isn’t that just regular caller ID? Of course, I wouldn’t put it past Android to waste your data by doing something the phone system already does.


     

    Caller ID doesn't display names in the UK, just numbers.

  • Reply 24 of 38
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by asdasd View Post



    That's a good addition but why not keep it in maps too?



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Euphonious View Post

     

    Android implements this feature much more comprehensively. You can search for businesses direct from the phone app. It will even run the search against incoming calls so you can see who is calling you.




     

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    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post



    The big value in this is that we typically aren't going to remember what that random number on the call list was for. I look up sushi places in Portland cause I'm doing some work there and the crew had an itch for some sushi I might call ten places. Often to verify the POI info is correct. U Wanna Sushi sounds like the spot to go but which of the numbers I dialed was that (cause now I want to call back and actually book that table for 12 they said they could do)

    These and most of the others point out that 'memory' is an important aspect of our smart device experience.

     

    I think instead of having a memory for each app on the system, a common 'recents' place should evolve for persons, places, services.  

     

    Since iOS really revolves around 'communication,'  'recents' in the phone app seems logical.  I'd like to see 'recents' expand to 

    - recently searched places/services

    - recently mapped locations

    - recently called

    - recently tweet-plied/retweeted 

    - recently facebooked

    - recently imessaged.

     

    and return to the 'state' where the 'recents' put you, with backward (if I searched for a 'pizza' and had joe's pizza in maps, went there and it was closed, or full, I'd like to get back to 'where's the next closest pizza place to Joe's?').

     

    Eventually, this is your 'activity log' and it's meta data that all apps populate with typed data that is consistent with contacts data (name, email, phone, lat/long, address,etc).  It's doable now with iOS8 interapp communication, and populating an icloud/continuity app, makes it even more useful (the one thing I hate is 'searching' for a pizza shop on my Mac [I'm a multi-tasker... phones are nice, but I'm mid way through a project, searching for where to go to lunch, and correcting all the people who are wrong on the internet... the phone doesn't yet cut it;-)], and transferring that data onto myphone.)

  • Reply 25 of 38
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,330member
    Yea. Good idea. Email Cook.
  • Reply 26 of 38
    relicrelic Posts: 4,735member
    mpantone wrote: »
    Slow news day.

    They (AppleInsider) had nothing else to post. The Wall Street Journal doesn't need to post anything about Apple on a given day. This site is expected to come up with something. And this is what we get.

    Isn't blogging great?

    What do you want Appleinsider to do, conjure up Apple news using the power of Satan for the sake of entertaining you. Small news this is but news none the less, these type of stories is also what makes Appleinsider worth reading. It shows us even the smallest feature that might be coming to Apple's OS's, how can you not find that interesting, are you all knowing is that it. You really should lower your expectations because large news stories that your expecting just simply don't come up everyday, frankly your post is quite ridiculous.
  • Reply 27 of 38
    relicrelic Posts: 4,735member
    euphonious wrote: »
    Android implements this feature much more comprehensively. You can search for businesses direct from the phone app. It will even run the search against incoming calls so you can see who is calling you.

    I have to agree, the Kit Kat's dialer is very intuitive, I always use my Nexus 5 when I'm looking for a local business. This feature is also a perfect example why companies like Samsung need to stop releasing their own highly modified versions Android. TouchWiz is just a horrid mess a frankly plays a big part as to why people hate Android so much. Using a vanilla version of Android on something like a Nexus 5 is actually a very pleasant experience, especially with the new Android 5 ( L Preview) release.

    Anyway, it's really nice to see that the iPhone is also getting a similar feature as it's very convenient.

    Here's a look at the KitKat dialer to see what you might expect on iOS;

    [VIDEO]
  • Reply 28 of 38

    Would be cooler if it gave you the option to integrate with a better map app, like Google Maps.

  • Reply 29 of 38
    relicrelic Posts: 4,735member
    charlituna wrote: »
    The big value in this is that we typically aren't going to remember what that random number on the call list was for. I look up sushi places in Portland cause I'm doing some work there and the crew had an itch for some sushi I might call ten places. Often to verify the POI info is correct. U Wanna Sushi sounds like the spot to go but which of the numbers I dialed was that (cause now I want to call back and actually book that table for 12 they said they could do)

    This is actually why I like using my Nexus 5 to contact local businesses, not only does the dialer display the number but it also displays the name of the business, so if they call back you will see who it is. You can also retrieve more information about the busines simply by clicking on it and since Android apps talk to each other you can also retrieve data from other apps like Yelp or any other that gives more info on the business contact.

    Adding a similar feature to iOS is a fantastic idea, I'm really contemplating on getting an iPhone now that all of these wonderful additions keep popping up and a possible phablet model, yyyyaaaayyyyy. Keep it up Apple.
  • Reply 30 of 38
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by DarkVader View Post

    Would be cooler if it gave you the option to integrate with a better map app, like Google Maps.

     

    Stopped being cool two years ago.

  • Reply 31 of 38
    danoxdanox Posts: 387member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    I run into that issue on a weekly basis and yet it never occurred to me that this could easily be solved by the phone app pulling Yelp data, especially when the data was given to it from the Maps app.

     

    It's another small piece of a larger puzzle for Apple, Maps, Siri, OS X, and iOS continue to move forward.

  • Reply 32 of 38
    danoxdanox Posts: 387member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DarkVader View Post

     

    Would be cooler if it gave you the option to integrate with a better map app, like Google Maps.


     

    Google Maps sucks for the long range plans of Apple, no different than Amazon, Intel or Samsung, besides don't you have a Google barge to stand on. Google it.

  • Reply 33 of 38

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  • Reply 34 of 38
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  • Reply 35 of 38
    relicrelic Posts: 4,735member
    :no:
    darkvader wrote: »
    Would be cooler if it gave you the option to integrate with a better map app, like Google Maps.

    I don't understand your point, he just wants the ability to access Google Maps with the dialer app, not asking Apple to actually integrate Google Maps, it's called choice and it's a valid request. iOS apps only communicates with those that are specifically programmed into it. Unlike Android which allows apps to share or access with any other app that is installed on the system and is compatible with the protocol required to function. Example, Kingsoft Office allows the user to upload it's saved files to any cloud service that is installed on the system, Pages only allows access to those cloud services that were chosen by Apple and it's developers, why not all of them. I fully understand that iOS sand boxes it's apps so it will never have the open relationship between apps like Android does but I would still like to see this opened up maybe just a little more then it currently is. It's kind of inconvenient that the the choice of apps that I can use with others has already been pre-determined, Is my request silly?
  • Reply 36 of 38
    mejsricmejsric Posts: 135member
    mpantone wrote: »
    I don't come here to read the blog, silly. I'm here for the FREE inane forum comments.

    Remember, this is a tech rumor blog. The 98%+ of the articles here will be wrong.

    Can we banned this?
  • Reply 37 of 38
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



    A new feature discovered in Apple's latest iOS 8 beta release automatically populates the Phone app's Recents list with information about points of interest when dialing out from Maps, applying correct name, addresses and even Yelp data to recent-dialed numbers.

     

    How is it going to put the correct data in the Recents list when the data on the map is incorrect? <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

    But seriously, let's hope this leads to such stunning and revolutionary improvements as populating address data for Calendar appointments from Contacts. Though I suppose that may be off in the distance since even OS X doesn't support that yet.

     

    Submitted sarcastically and with deepest cynicism.

  • Reply 38 of 38

    Idea is nice! I am looking for buying Apple for Business purpose. Currently I am using Voicearray services, is it convenient for Business service too?

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