Handheld Contact API for Android now available

In March of this year Handheld Contact released “Handheld Contact API” for IOS users, and it changed how our customers viewed mobile access for Act!. Handheld Contact API delivered more updates of more data, faster, and across more devices than ever before, and all with no desktop software to install or configure. Setup was simple and most users had all their data on their device within minutes. How did we do it? It’s simple, we built a product that synced directly to the database via the...

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How the IOS14 Update effects Handheld Contact?

In an unexpected move yesterday, Apple released iOS 14 with one days notice. With this update we discovered a bug in Handheld Contact Classic and API versions causing them to crash on launch. This problem did not happen with the Beta versions of IOS14 that we tested on our simulators, so it was exciting to discover this issue in production yesterday. The good news is last night we fixed the issue and submitted updates to Apple, and we confirmed this morning both have been approved and are now...

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Handheld Contact introduces new "Welcome Kit"

The Handheld Contact Welcome Kit is a powerful suite of Act! utilities that we've bundled together within one setup program to help you Act better, right out of the gate. It's just one of the benefits of being part of the HHC family. All the applications are unconditionally free to use and distribute. No HHC account verification is required, but you will be asked to verify your email during setup. Here are a few of the exicting free add-ons included with the Handheld Contact Welcome...

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Handheld Contact API for Android Coming Soon!

Back in March when Handheld Contact API for IOS was released, many quickly asked "what about Android?" Well, we're happy to report that Handheld Contact API for Android is now in beta and we expect it to be released in the first half of August (subject to beta feedback, of course). The API version is our newest mobile client, which syncs directly to the master Act! database for faster updates of more data, across more devices at no extra cost. Like the IOS client, these are the features...

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A few things you should know about the WebAPI that influence your use of HHC

A few notes about the Act! WebAPI that impact Handheld Contact – API that resellers should be aware of when supporting their clients: Depending on your Hosting provider, your API address may be <database URL>-API/act.web.api or it may be <database URL>/act.web.api. If you’re using Swiftpage hosting, please add the former option. The WebAPI cannot detect if a contact has been added dynamically to a group, only if that same contact record is edited in anyway. To combat this, we...

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