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Set current location (or point in map) to contact/appointment

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I was wondering if there's any way to easily set your current location (or point in map) to a contact or an appointment. It's probably more intuitive to populate your address book browsing the map than typing down all those streets and numbers.

Also, sometimes you don't really know the address, but you know where it is. Using the map would also help on that, or using your current location. Is there anything on Android that allows us to do that? Or this sounds more like a feature request?

posted May 17, 2013 by anonymous

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