this post is about creating a Chrome Extension to enrich the functionalities of Google Contacts and to manage more than 10k entries in an easy way.
The story starts one month ago, when I was confronted with the following requirements:
- “Build a Chrome Extension that is capable of managing all our Google Contacts (12k+)”
- “We want a simple login”
- “We want inplace editing for some cells, as well as batch editing for a subset of all cells”
- “The extension should support fuzzy search, sorting, inverse search(exclude matching entries), multimail, quick filtering by age, notes/tags, …” – unfortunately, Google’s Contacts API is lacking a lot or nearly all this functionality right now