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Today we released Contacts Blast v1.8 and Contacts Blast Lite v1.4.

This latest update of Contacts Blast consists of more performance enhancements (quicker load time) and some minor bug fixes.

We’ve also added a new tab on main screen to get to the dialer (instead of pressing Menu button).We’re glad that we did not have to make any adjustments to the application because of Android OS 1.5. Everything worked without any glitch but if you are experiencing any issues please contact us at droidmatic.support@gmail.com. If you have an unhacked phone and official OS our application should run without any problems.

In case you haven’t noticed OS 1.5 also introduces an on screen keyboard which works very well with Contacts Blast. Here are few screenshots of the updates.

Search using onscreen keyboard

Search using onscreen keyboard

Search using onscreen keyboard
Search using onscreen keyboard
Quick access to dialer

Quick access to dialer

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In this release we have sped up the scrolling in speed dial page and also in gallery at the bottom screen. There should be no noticeable lag anymore.

The latest version for
Paid application is Contacts Blast v1.6
Free application is Contacts Blast Lite v1.2

We have started twittering ;).
You can follow us at http://twitter.com/droidmatic

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Ever since we released Contacts Blast a few months ago people have been asking us for a demo version to try before you buy. You asked and we listened! We’re pleased to announce the release of Contacts Blast Lite to the Android marketplace!

Contacts Blast Lite has nearly all of the amazing features of the full version that hundreds of people have come to love but at a try-before-you-buy price: FREE!

Getting Contacts Blast on your Android smartphone has never been easier before. You can now download Contacts Blast Lite for free and get the sleek, high quality and stream-lined user interface with loads of features not available in standard contact management apps. You get all the high quality graphics, the polished icons, the smooth scrolling and everything else that makes Contacts Blast one app you will be using to show off your phone to your friends and family.

Contacts Blast Lite includes many of the exciting features of the full Contacts Blast including:
* NEW: SMS Blast – easily send a text message to an entire group of contacts (Limited to 5 per day)
* NEW: Email Blast – easily send an email to an entire group (Limited to 5 per day)
* NEW: List view – you can set Contacts Blast to use either the original Icon view or the new List view. You can configure whether you want icons or the list individually for landscape and portrait mode in your preferences screen. By default Contacts Blast will use list view when in portrait mode, and icon view when in landscape mode
* NEW: Custom Background: You can select whether you want to use your main phone desktop background as your Contacts Blast background OR use the new color wheel color picker to set the background to a solid color (black looks great)
* Contacts Blast easily becomes your default contacts app. Activate Contacts Blast automatically from the Android desktop with use of the green “Call” button and you will be able to choose between Contacts Blast or the default dialer. No extra work necessary. Easily reverts back to default behavior whenever you want.
* Super high performance. Every aspect of the app has been highly optimized since the initial release and provides a smooth, consistent user experience whether scrolling through huge lists of contacts or browsing through your groups.
* Configure exactly what buttons you want to be displayed on your main screen in the preferences menu. SMS, Email and Edit Contact can now be turned on or off to your liking.
* Speed Dial your contacts with the new speed dial screen. Every group supports the speed dial screen which can be activated with a single touch. (Limited to 5 per day)
* Intelligent contact searching. Tap the search button or simply start typing and Contacts Blast will rapidly narrow down the list of contacts that match what you are typing. A single click will automatically select the contact you want. Search is very intelligent and will narrow down your results in real time as you type.
* Sleek high quality and high performance graphics and icons.
* Stylish and colorful user interface that shows off the power of your Android smart phone better than the default black and white contacts manager / dialer.
* All standard phone features including touchpad dialer and call log.
* Assign pictures to your contacts and slide through contacts by face and name.
* Screen automatically rotates when the phone is turned or keyboard opened.
* Voice Mail button for one touch voice mail dialing.
* Switch between groups or view all of your contacts at once.
* Perform most tasks in a single click on the main contact screen.
* Click and hold a contact picture in the list to automatically speed dial their default number.
* Full support for standard Android groups such as Recent calls, Favorites, and All Contacts
* Scrolling interface neatly displays all phone numbers per user.
* Have a contact with multiple email addresses or SMS numbers? No problem! Contacts Blast makes messaging easy.
* Send SMS text messages or email in a single click.
* See your current Android background transparently behind Contacts Blast.
* Fully supports GMail “their picture” feature for your contacts.

All group management features are disabled in Lite version.
Upgrade to the full version and you can fully customize and add / remove groups right from your phone.

What are you waiting for? Load up the Market on your phone and search for Contacts Blast or browse to the Applications -> Communications category and try Contacts Blast Lite today!

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We’re excited to release major feature enhancements to Contacts Blast. We thank you all for your feedback and support. If you like our application please don’t forget to rate us and spread the word.
These are the additional features in Contacts Blast v1.4

1) Blast SMS

With Blast SMS, you will be able to send text messages to not one person at a time but to all contacts in a group. Go to Group Selector page (where all of your groups are displayed).

Long click on the group, select Blast Sms.



Type your message and hit send. It’s that simple.

2) Blast Email

Similar to Blast SMS, you will be able to send email to all contacts in a group. Go to Group Selector page and long click on the group. Select Blast Email. Type your message and hit send.

3) List View or Icon View ?

We’ve introduced a new view that displays phone numbers as a list.


ListView

By default, portrait view is set as list view and landscape view is set as icon view. You can see which view you like and select the view you prefer by going to Preferences.

To change views, go to Menu–>More–> Preferences (or Menu+p). If you want to set your portrait view as Icon view click on Portrait View, select Icon View and hit Ok.


ListViewIconView Option

4) Color Background or Desktop Picture Background?

We’ve also added an option to use your default desktop picture as Contacts Blast wallpaper or pick a color to be used as a wallpaper. To pick a color as a wallpaper go to

Menu–> More –> Preferences (Menu + p). Select Color Wallpaper.

Color wallpaper

Roll your finger around the outer circle to pick a color of your choice when done either hit back or click on center circle.


Pick background color

With color background

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We’ve implemented some of the features requested by you. In version 1.3 of Contacts Blast, we offer

1) Search feature

On contact detail page (main screen), start typing and a list of contacts will be displayed on a drop down list. The search is performed on first and last name.

2) Launch Contacts Blast by pressing Green Call button

This feature allows you to launch Contacts Blast when you press the green Call button from the desktop.

When you first press Green call button you will be presented with an option to set Contacts Blast as a default launcher. Select “Use by default for this action” checkbox and launch “Contacts Blast” from the menu. Now, every time you press Green call button Contacts Blast will be launched.

To undo this behavior, from desktop
Menu–>Settings–>Applications–>Manage Applications–>Contacts Blast–>Clear Defaults.

3) Preferences

If you do not use any of the additional icons (SMS, Email, Edit Contact) on contacts detail page you can turn them off. When Contacts Blast is launched go to Menu–>More–>Preferences (or Menu + p)
Selecting a checkbox will show the respective icon.

4) Group based speed dial

Group based speed dial enables you to quickly dial your contact’s default phone number. Create groups and click on speed dial icon to quickly see list of contacts in that group. Press your contact’s picture to dial his/her default number. You can create multiple groups like Restaurants, Family, Friends, Co-Workers and quickly access contacts in each group.

New groups can be created by clicking on Menu–>Manage Groups from main screen.

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This is performance enhanced version of Contacts Blast. We reviewed all places where we could get any performance boost.
Thank you all for your positive feedbacks and suggestions.

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Here are few screenshots from Contacts Blast v1.1

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