Popular Add to Contacts app returns to the store, available for free
Liquid Daffodil has once again published its Add to Contacts app to the Windows Phone Store. You may recall our previous coverage, where we went into quite some detail as to exactly why the developer pulled the app and how those who continued to use the app ran into issues with the integration in Local Scout. It's an odd situation that started with Microsoft revising Bing suggestions for third-party apps.
The way Microsoft lists apps in Local Scout meant that with Add to Contacts being no longer listed on the store, it disappeared for users who had it installed. Not good. The app has now returned and the plan is to continue competing against Microsoft's unfair suggestions that favour prestigious apps, such as Nokia HERE services.
So what's Add to Contacts all about, and why should you take a look at the app? If you've never used the app before, or have never even heard of the name, it's an incredibly useful app that we believe should be baked into the OS itself. The idea is to add basic functionality, enabling consumers to save Bing searches to their Windows Phone.
A perfect example would be a local search where the user can actually save contact details and other information to the People Hub without having to manually enter any data into fields. It's handy for those who head out to multiple restaurants or have children and need to easily store and access local facilities. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but for those who require such functionality, it's available once again.
Add to Contacts will remain free, so be sure to take advantage of this offer. The developer, Liquid Daffodil urges everyone to download and install the app so it's displayed once again in Local Scout, so if you're even not going to use it often, it's worth noting that more usage will help make it easier for others to use in the end. You can download Add to Contacts from the Windows Phone Store.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.