BoldContacts mobile app
BoldContacts™ is a mobile app that helps you browse your contacts and connect with them.
BoldContacts is intended for people who experience vision disabilities, cognitive disabilities, or motor disabilities. The app displays each contact with a large photo (if available), large font, and large buttons.
BoldContacts started because our family members have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, and are now unable to use the typical contacts app. The app may also help people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and Muscular Distrophy (MD), and more.
BoldContacts helps our family keep in touch, and helps caretakers connect with us. We hope it may help you and your loved ones. We welcome constructive feedback. We are actively seeking donations and grants to work on accessibility software full time. Contact Joel Parker Henderson at [email protected]
How it works
The app shows each contact's photo, name, and three buttons, like this:
There is a phone icon button that means "call now". This connects using your choice of video, or phone, or email, or message, or custom URL. A caregiver can customize this by using the default iOS Contacts app.
There is a left-arrow icon button that means ""previous contact", and a right-arrow icon button that means "next contact". These navigate backward/forward through the list of contacts.
The buttons are purposefully far apart, to help people see them better, and to help people be able to tap each button separately.
The first time you launch BoldContats, you will see an Apple iOS prompt that asks for you to approve this access.
You can personalize how your BoldContacts app will connect to your contact:
Launch your typical Apple Contacts app, and edit the contact.
Create a new contact field i.e. phone number, or email address, or URL address.
Edit the new contact field label to be "BoldContacts".
Contact the author at [email protected].
If you are experiencing disabilities, or are a caretaker, can you try this app?
If you are a patron or fundraiser, can you help us with a donation or a grant for this project?
If you are an iOS developer or Android developer, can you volunteer your expertise?
Good usability for people who experience motor difficulties.
Examples: arthritis, or nerve damage, or reflex tremor, etc.
Good usability for people who experience vision difficulties.
Examples: partial vision, or double vision, or blurred vision, etc.
Good usability for people who experience cognitive difficulties.
Examples: memory loss, mental impairment, confusion, etc.
Contact: [email protected].
License: GPL-2.0-or-later or contact us for a custom license.
For more information
BoldContacts™ is a trademark of Joel Parker Henderson. The reason for the trademark is to help protect the app and source code from identity theft, or fraud, or hacking.
Copyright 2022 Joel Parker Henderson.