Contact is a web service that implements easy to use
address books. You can access Contact with your web
browser, cellular phone or handheld. This way your addresses
are always up to date, if you are at work, at home or on the
road. New XML and XSL(T) technology lets you even change the
- Views: List and detail (web and wap)
- Edit contacts
- Download and upload vCard format (*.vcf)
- Add contact to your mobile phone's address book (if supported)
- Multi user
- Easy installation
- No web server needed
- Online help
Contact implements a easy to use, flexible and lean
addressbook which meets the need of being reachable wherever
you are and being up to date whenever you use it. This is
implemented by using new web technology. Contact is
installed as a nt service which guarantees that it is reachable
whenever the server is running and online. The only way to
use Contact is via web or wap browser. The following
will show you how to put together the correct URL for operation
and user management.
URL: To access the Contact web service the
first part of the URL is "http://SERVERNAMEORIPADDRESS:SERVICEPORT/"
(e.g. "http://your.server.name.com:9555/" or "http://127.0.0.1:9555/"
or "http://localhost:9555/"). To access the web
service add "contact/" to the URL. It should
look like this: "http://SERVERNAMEORIPADDRESS:SERVICEPORT/contact/".
If you are on a wap browser you have to add "index.wml".
This would be "http://SERVERNAMEORIPADDRESS:SERVICEPORT/contact/index.wml".
User management: When you install and start Contact
for the first time there will be one administrator account
installed. Start your web browser and open "http://SERVERNAMEORIPADDRESS:SERVICEPORT/user".
Use the the username "administrator" and the password
"administrator" in the login dialog. You can add
user accounts by following the "Add User" link or
edit user using the ">" character to the left
of the user. Users with the administrator flag checked, have
the right to manage users. You are able to add a name/description
to the username/password combination. This text will be desplayed
on the home page after a user logs in.
View/Add/Edit/Remove: Contact supports easy
to use viewing and editing features for managing your contacts.
Import/Export: The import feature is used to upload
vCard files to your addressbook. Create this file i.e. with
the export feature of MS Outlook's addressbook. Many other
address management tools, mobile phones and handhelds also
support this format. Multiple vCards in one file are allowed!
Use the export feature to move the vCards the other way.
- Download installation file and start it. Follow the directions
in the installation program.
- To uninstall Contact, start the installation
file again, and hit remove.
You can start, stop, install and uninstall the Contact
service using the shortcuts in the "Start Menu/Programs/CreativeBytes/Contact/"
You can change the listening port by editing the file "config.xml"
in the "config" folder. Stop and restart the Contact
NT service ("Start Menu/Programs/CreativeBytes/Contact/Stop
Service", "Start Menu/Programs/CreativeBytes/Contact/Start
Service" ) to apply the changes to the program.
Contact is rather slow when downloading a high number
of contacts (vCard format). The web browser might run into
a timeout. We are working on this issue. Please check http://www.creativebytes.net
Contact 1.0.1 is available in two different versions: The
Light-Version is FREEWARE (limits to a total of 50
contacts), the Pro-Version (unlimited number of contacts)
The Pro-Version can be licensed with our secure
order form at ShareIt!.