Kontact Touch is an email and groupware client for touch screen devices, like smartphones, netbooks or tablets. It is a sister product to Kontact Desktop based on the same backend, a full featured Kolab Groupware Client and providing end-to-end email security. Kontact Touch is based on the KDE Platform and produced by the KDE PIM and KDE Mobile initiatives. Here are some screenshots.
Kontact Touch is featuring a touch screen interface. The porting is done by the KDEPIM and KDE Mobile initiatives. Kontact Touch is also a full Kolab Groupware Client.
Currently Kontact Touch is in a beta version state. Most features are implemented and every feedback is appreciated.
Use the instructions for your device,
After installation you will find five new icons on your phone that open the mail, calendar, addressbook, notes and tasks frontends to Kontact Touch.
Touch one of these and it will start. Note that the first start of any of these applications will take a long time, as it has to spawn some stuff that works deep in the background. Expect an initial waiting time no shorter than a minute.Maemo only: You can of course start each one from command line. Please use
kmail-mobile.sh(accordingly for the other apps), as this command sets the LD_LIBRARY_PATH correctly.
First thing you would want to do is to set-up a new email account. To do this you start mail, pull the flapon the Homepage out, press , and then follow the instructions.
|you cannot do this from all frontends at the moment - but for email it works fine. If you should have a Kolab Server, all other applications will access the data from your server too.|
You may change the following settings, by choosing the account and use:
Navigate through your folders by our flatten tree view. You can also choose to see multiple folders at once, when you click onon the homepage.
Actions can be accessed through what we call flaps. You have to pull them out, in order to not mix interaction up with clicking through your accounts and folders.
We hope the other ideas are straight forward and discoverable, so we do not want to give you more hints... Give us feedback if you think we are wrong with this assumption.
One of the core features of Kontact Touch is your ability to communicate safely using S/MIME or OpenPGP. Best is to set-up your personal certificate and secret key on a desktop computer, e.g. by using Kleopatra. Then transfer it to the device and import everything using Kleopatra. Check out the platform specific installation instructions for more hints.
The overall stability of the packages is good. We do not expect any data loss or severe problems, as we share much of the codebase with the desktop client. But still: This product is under intense development at least until January 2011, so expect to experience a few issues.
Consider doing an update before reporting a problem. Chances are good that the defect has already been fixed.
Please report any problems to our issue tracker.
When posting a report, please add some information, so we can efficiently fix any bugs:
We are accompanying the development by steady usability work. You are very welcome to participate in this process. For this, but also for less structured feedback, consider joining our mailing list.
For the people with a more technical view we also communicate via a mailing list.