Get the name of the owner of the phone? (the email sender)

by Noonien Soong » Thu, 29 Jan 2009 03:03:50 GMT

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 I want my application to send emails.

The user can pick arecipient from the contacts.

Then I generate the body text of the email and send it to the email
app ( using something like #comment-5168).

The email body looks something like :

Hi {recipientname}!

Please click the following link : 

If you click that like, you will live forever. Bla bla ...

Thank you,


"{recipientname}" is replaced by the name of the recipient that I get
from the Contacts via Contacts.People.

For convenience, I'd like to replace "{sendername}" with the name of
the sender, that means the name of the owner of the phone. (As stored
in the email app, under Account Settings -> General Settings -> Your
name)   So, obviously that name is stored somewhere, ...

My question:

Is there any way to access this name via a content provider ?
Or is there any other way to get a string (e.g. "John Doe" ) with the
name of the owner/user of the device ?

Any comments appreciated...

Get the name of the owner of the phone? (the email sender)

by Noonien Soong » Sat, 31 Jan 2009 01:11:40 GMT


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Get the name of the owner of the phone? (the email sender)

by Zombies and Robots » Thu, 19 Feb 2009 02:22:08 GMT

 I've been doing some research on this topic myself, but so far, I
haven't come up with anything.  It seems like a very simple question.

Does anyone else have an idea?

I'm going back to scouring the API...

Get the name of the owner of the phone? (the email sender)

by tberthel » Sat, 11 Apr 2009 07:56:56 GMT

 Did you ever find this solution?


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