Truecaller today announced the launch of the new version of its smart dialer app. The update focuses on predictive style features, which suggests who to contact based on call history, time of day, and place, making it convenient, so you never have to leave the app to find the right contact information.
The app currently has over 100 million users globally, and has doubled its daily new users in less than 3 months. It can be used to identify unknown numbers, block unwanted calls, and search contact information among people and businesses.
Truecaller aims to solve a huge pain point for billions of consumers who use their phonebook on a daily basis, but often need to go outside of their app to find useful information they need. It combines its own technology with hundreds of different sources and social networks to create a smarter way for users to access current information across all social channels, platforms and devices.
The app uses algorithms to personalize searches and suggest relevant contacts you might want to get in touch with based on call history, time and place. As an example, at 5pm before you leave from work, Truecaller might suggest you to call home, if that’s what you would usually do at that time and place.
“For a large country like Pakistan, where public directories for mobile numbers are non-existent and spam calls are rampant, Truecaller helps you take the right call,” says Hasaan Ahmed, a software engineer who moved from Pakistan to join the Truecaller team last spring.
Users control how their contact information is shared, and how others can contact them. Truecaller does not share any information without the user’s permission. No personal information is available to the public unless you agree for your contact information to be shared through Truecaller.
The App Features
The app has been fully redesigned to provide easier discovery and simpler navigation, and rebuilt to make it much lighter in terms memory consumption. The new Truecaller includes the following new features:
- Receive Suggested Contacts: Relevant suggestions based on call history, time, or location. The more you use it, the smarter it gets, and the app will eventually be able to help do the work of knowing who to call so you no longer have to scroll through unnecessary tabs.
- Complete Contact Profiles: Social media profiles and photos of contracts so you have all the contact information you need in one central place.
- Smarter Search and Discovery: Search beyond your existing phone book with an extensive list of more than 1.5 billion contacts. There’s no need to switch between searching for people inside and outside of your phonebook or constantly updating the information.
- Easily Place Calls and Send Texts: A new user interface makes staying connected easier than ever before. Once a user profile is pulled, you just need to swipe left to text or swipe right to place a call.