SMS / Auto-populate by recently contacted

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Google is actively removing functionality from Android. Starting January 9, 2019 user apps are no longer allowed to request permission:

  • to access call logs
  • and to send SMS messages

(more info).

Bubble Cloud uses call logs to auto-populate your contact-clouds with people you recently contacted. You can also send SMS messages from the Wear Contacts Cloud on your watch:

Earlier my app was able to ask for your permission to do these, but with Google’s new policy it is not even allowed for apps (which are available in the Play Store) to ask for these permissions.

Workaround

I now moved these functions into the Summary plugin. You will need version 3.0 or higher of the plugin installed on your phone.

Google does not allow me to update the plugin in the Play Store, but you can get the updated version from here:

It needs to be installed on your phone. Note: the app will still ask for your permission to send SMS and to access the call logs.

 

Author: greg

the dev