Google Contact Sync capability
With the advent of business card scanning apps on smartphones now, it would be really nice to be able to scan a business card into the phone. The phone can link its contacts with google contacts. If ISN linked with google contacts (like you do with google calendar), we could save a lot of time update/adding contact info. Would probably need a switch so you can say whether to add new contacts as agents or clients. Agents would be default.
Paul Drayton commented
I think syncing contacts to google like the calendar is synced would be a BIG move towards real integration with the real world and how people use their information. Having to go to a web page (mobile ISN) to call an agent or client is not efficient. And keeping information updated in 2 places (google contacts and ISN contacts) is definately not efficient or plausible for any useful sized list.
Paddy Mulloy commented
My phone contacts are syched to google, so it would helpful and I wouldn't have to manually input into my phone. I figured since the calender synchs to google, I don't know why contacts couldn't as well.
Hal Kunnen commented
Good idea. There are many apps in the Android store that will scan and identify objects within a business card and recognize it as a contact, phone number, web address, business logo etc. I just tried Google Googles for example and found several other "free" applications. That seems like a starting place to develop a mobile application specific to ISN. Often I find dozens of business cards just on display in an open house and have been photographing them and saving the jpg to the contact photograph in ISN.
It would be nice to scan the business directly into ISN with a mobile app. It is a good idea to save the scan of the original business card as an image in ISN and also parses the information into the proper ISN fields. ISN should to be the primary tool for collecting business contacts. Google contacts can get an export if needed.
Allow functionality as to how often I can have the calendar sync with my other online calendar.