I have been beta testing iOS 7 for a few days now. The radical new design was something I was definitely going to get used to, but it didn't take as long as I would have thought. Immediately, I started noticing the little details Apple had come up with for the new iOS, and although most apps got a radical face-lift, not all of them changed too much - especially the Contacts app. The phone app underwent an amazing, simple change and we were introduced to a new "blurry" effect all throughout the iOS, but Contacts remained essentially intact except minimized down to the basics. As far as this beta goes, the Contacts is one of the least changed things other than the icon and white interface - we still don't have images next to names and we're still required to use the "list" view. That's where Encontacto comes in. Encontacto was inspired by iOS 7, and it is a re-imagine of what the Apple could have or can do to transform a boring list of contacts into an elegant and simple contact cards view with easy access to all the features you can imagine. If you look at the sample images right now, you'll see exactly what I mean. I took the bare essentials and designed a simple interface inspired by the blurry effect of the new iOS that shows you a screen-size image of your contacts, with colored sliders inspired by the new phone slide features that show certain functions you can do with that contact. They are a unified contact card that comes with sliders for "Calling", "Texting", "Email", and even "Twitter" and "Facebook". All you have to do is swipe the slider left or right for each of these options, with the dot sliders at the bottom letting you know how many options you have. I would like the slider to be a little more animated, perhaps like when you answer phone calls and the text glows from left to right, but perhaps that should come later. To move to another contact, all you have to do is tap anywhere on the actual contact photo and slide left or right. As you can see in the girl contact I created, the sliders will be custom design. You can change the colors to suit that person's personality in any way you want. There is also an unblurred girl version I created. That is to show that the contacts photos aren't always blurry - when choosing between contacts, the images will appear clear, in full-screen and then blur as the sliders and contact names comes into place. I imagine the app to have syncing features that you can use to connect to Facebook, Twitter and even Apple's default contacts app so you do little managing of your own, other than to change the color sliders or perhaps adjust the contact image (and even change it!). I also designed a main menu screen that shows you all your contacts in list form (a little more than what Apple currently has for contacts) for if you require to search for your by sliding up and down, then pressing the slider that takes you to the main contact card, but I ran out inspiration and it wasn't as nice as I imagined, but that's something the community can work with here at Dandy, that is if it's a good idea at all. You guys let me know!
Unified Contact Card. Image change, blurry effects optional. Custom colored sliders for independent options. Search system. Main menu list for quick access. Link on app to main Contacts app to change information (since it syncs with Encontacto).