We’ve extended TeamDesk to parse data from Phone and Formula-Phone columns and decorate them as Skype links on desktops and tablets and as links to invoke phone dialer on mobile phones.

Skype requires phone numbers to contain country code. If the column’s data is missing country code we infer the code from application’s Language and Locale settings.

At this time the text decorated as a link is your data as entered. Also, we’ve added the tooltip that displays the phone number formatted according to your country rules.

It’s a first step toward the improving the functionality of phone columns. Next we are planning to enable validation and reformatting of phone numbers.