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The Contacts app is a simple address book. It stores details such as name, photo and address for each contact person. However, the real purpose of the app is to demonstrate the content app framework. This app is an example how to use the ready-made constructs provided by the framework to build a tool that allows editors to create their own custom data model and use the data on the website.
The Contacts app is installed by the Contacts module. The app is based on the content app framework so its configuration is typical of any content app. This app is a reference example of a pure content app. You can create your own content apps by copying the Contacts configuration and adapting it to your needs. The app is configured at Configuration >
The Contacts app operates on the
contacts workspace. The contacts workspace stores the contact persons and their details.
The Contacts module registers a custom
mgnl:contact node type. The Contacts app operates on nodes of this type and on folders.