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Xobni’s ‘Smartr Contacts’ Looks To Revolutionize The Way You Manage Your Phone Book

Just now entering public beta, Smartr Contacts is a way for users to combine all the information they can about people in their phone book, and place it all into one easy to use application. It crawls the web, digs through your social networks, and explores the catacombs that you call email accounts to find every person you need to know.

As an added “+1”, it even lists all these contacts in order of importance. Believe it. After looking at the features list, it’s almost creepy how detailed this app can get – and I thought Facebook was intrusive. Just kidding, Mr. Zuckerburg. 


– Automatic. Finds all the people you know from your email, call, SMS or calendar history
– Personal. Puts a face to every name and email address
– Insightful. Detects and assigns phone numbers from email exchanges and Google Contacts
– Socially aware. Integrates Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
– Relevant. Ranks contacts by importance
– Convenient. Widgets make it easy to search your contacts from the home screen.
– Complete. Includes recent emails, calls, calendar events and SMS messages.

Market Link (Free)

Xobni has made a really good video too, which you can view on Vimeo, here. If you want to give the app a go, then click the market link and let us know what you think. Anyone in need of a ‘smart phone book’?

  • I like the idea of these applications with the pictures of each contact (it looks fantastic) but 1) I don’t have pictures of everyone, 2) many of my contacts don’t have Facebook so syncing contact pictures isn’t always an option, and 3) I don’t have time to change each person’s picture to something relevant/pretty.

    Maybe if there were an app that just made every contact’s picture something – maybe a cute little icon – I would use it and apps like this.  Am I just in the dark about such an app?

  • Will Heineman

    Unless I am missing something, it is missing a major feature that I need. The ability to correct its predictions about my contacts. Like someone else said, I am III, my father is Jr, and my Grandfather is Sr. But our information is all screwed up. I am not surprised by that, but I am surprised that I cannot correct the mistakes. I cannot un-map one facebook account and replace it with the correct one. It also pulled titles from LinkedIn, but I cannot change them (it thinks I am my father). I also have tons of duplicates which I cannot merge. This needs a lot of work. Looks really nice and I want it to work, but it does not.

  • Raven

    So, it does what Blur does, but it isn’t well integrated into the phone.

  • Anonymous

    I use Xobni Plus (paid version) at work; I am in sales so this application is AMAZING for working on new prospects/potential clients. And yes, it is a little creepy on how quickly and accurately it pulls data from the interwebs… I’ll the mobile version a go!

  • LionStone

    O hell no…

  • Booboolala2000

    Got the email earlier today. Love the gmail client. Gotta give this a try.

  • Mdc5162

    wow way too intrusive and it lists my ex as a top contact, no thanks!

  • Scott Willenborg

    I don’t need them in order of who I talk to the most, I need them in the order of how much I like them… THAT would be smarter…

  • Bionic

    Too slow and not very useful on a cell phone.

  • This app is way too slow on my phone to actually be useful. Chances are, I already remember all the stuff it can dig up, and if I don’t, it’s obviously not that important. However, I don’t want to be trying to call someone, and need to look at 3 different loading screens before I get that option.

  • BrownHornet72

    Needs to offer something Contapps doesn’t….and it doesn’t

  • Eric Franca

    Been on the private beta for some time now. It has been super useful as an addition to Gmail (on a computer). However, it hasn’t proven to be particularly useful on my phone as of yet…was hoping for an integration into the Gmail app, but no dice.

  • WAldenIV

    Did not work well for me at all.  I’m the fourth (“IV”), my dad is the third (“III”).  Smartr said that my dad was me and jumbled our contact info.  Then it decided that people copied on mailing lists I’ve received at my gmail account were contacts that I interacted with and made them the most relevant people.  It was a total cluster eff.

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  • Smokncars

    Contapps IS WAY BETTER

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      • Smokncars

        It has every social network in nice tab form for each contact, hasfailed, to search it has gesture where you scribe the letter and syncs ask contacts

  • I agree with some of the other comments. It is great information compiled from multiple “islands” of data into another “island” of data. It lacks integration into the phone that would make this truly amazing! However, just looking at some of the info the other night, we found connections that never occurred to the Wife and I. It was fun to scroll through people that I knew very well and find that they are connected to other people I know but not through me.

  • Brady

    Just wished it works with Google Apps accounts. It only ‘saw’ my personal Gmail account.

  • yea its not too usefull for me without an integrated dialer

  • James Jun

    This is the new age…where we need smart contact books for our smartphones. 

    Joking aside, this looks great! Wish it had a matching dialer though…