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Retrieve iOS or OSX Contacts Creation Date

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:35 am
by jmm123
is it possible to use Livecode to Retrieve an iOS or OSX Contact's CREATION and MOD Date.

I know I can do that using the WORKFLOW app on iOS. And there are some other commercial apps which do that.

Perhaps it needs an extension to connect to CONTACTS to get the appropriate fields?

Likewise, I would ask the same question about EVENTS in iOS or OSX Calendar. can we get the creation and Mod dates?

Would it be easier to get the DATES on iOS or OSX or are they at the same level of difficulty?

TIA,

John

Re: Retrieve iOS Contacts Creation Date with Extension

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:51 pm
by jmm123
Is it easy to write an extension that can retrieve a CONTACT's Creation date?

Re: Retrieve iOS or OSX Contacts Creation Date

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:07 pm
by bogs
Hey jmm123, first of all, welcome to the forum :)

I wish I had an answer for you, unfortunately I do not dev for mobile. I did see you waited a week before re-posting this question, though, and wanted to thank you for your patience in waiting for an answer. I definitely did not want you to think no one had seen it.

Hopefully, someone that knows will see it as it bubbles to the top again.

Re: Retrieve iOS or OSX Contacts Creation Date

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:08 pm
by jmm123
Thanks bogs.
I have posted jobs on upwork to try and find someone who could help with this. But it looks like LC is too new for experienced developers to show themselves there.
Most of them just keep telling me they can develop it for XCODE - but I already know that.
Maybe one of them might write the EXTENSION.

Re: Retrieve iOS or OSX Contacts Creation Date

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:24 pm
by bogs
Anything is always possible, but if you can (or have) done it in Xcode already, why not?

Like I said earlier, I don't do anything mobile, did you check the dictionary under these entries?
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Search term used was "contact"
I have no way to test this out on my own, sorry for the homework :)

Re: Retrieve iOS or OSX Contacts Creation Date

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:05 am
by jmm123
Thanks again bogs! That dictionary list looks promising.

I just noticed there is Developer Marketplace - so have posted the question there.

Re: Retrieve iOS or OSX Contacts Creation Date

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:56 am
by bogs
I hope someone is able to help you out there.