Technology today announced the availability of FunContact, a Windows Mobile
contact manager that brings iPhone experience to your non HTC Touch or HTC Touch
Dual Windows Mobile Pocket PC. While HTC Touch (with a future ROM update) or
Touch Dual users don't need FunContact, since HTC's TouchFLO application works
similar, other Windows Mobile phone users can scroll through the contact list
just with a flick of a finger. The animated menus and sparkling interface with
big tap-ready buttons make contact managing a real fun!
Apart from its fancy finger-friendly interface FunContact provides quick
access to the list of favorite contacts and to call history. Contacts can be
sorted by first name, last name or company. The touch & feel principle of
FunContact makes it a truly indispensable Windows Mobile contact manager.
Vito FunContact is now available from Vito Technologies also new released
iWindowsMobile.com website. It costs US$ 19.95 but a free trial is available as
It seems VITO has stealed the work from a Belgian developer. It is SOOOOO similar to PocketCM!
Posted by Konstantin Kalinin on 17.10.07 - 12:06:20
Ok, to be fair, the idea originally belonged to Steve Jobs. Now, FunContact actually reflects the ideas of user interface implemented in AstroNavigator II (originating from iPhone experience) released by VITO Technology in April 2007. Immediately after release we started working on FunContact. PocketCM appeared somewhere in August 2007 and the ideas of this program were also clearly borrowed from Steve. PocketCM is currently free but you don't know if it will become paid or not. And its theme is not great and somewhat said I should say with all the dark colors. Anyway, you can download FunContact from http://vitotechnology.com/files/Funcontact.exe (.zip or .cab) and see for yourself what you like better.
Posted by moco on 22.10.07 - 18:08:51
Pleeeease... save it. PocketCM is skinnable and has SEVERAL light skinned themes. There's even a theme now that makes it look EXACTLY like FunContact. As far as inspiration goes, not when EVERY module and EVERY function is being copied.
Posted by Konstantin Kalinin on 23.10.07 - 06:43:56
I can repeat again and again. Both FunContact and PocketCM borrowed the idea from iPhone, that is why they both look exactly like the iPhone contacts. Every module and every function is borrowed both by FunContact and by PocketCM from iPhone. If you like free software then just use it. Some like the guarantee that purchased software provides. Like we provide free updates for the whole year since purchase.
Posted by ks on 26.10.07 - 02:04:25
To be fair, there was a finger scrolling app available when I was using a wm2003se unit..Iphone concept isn't apple's..