Truecaller has launched an SDK called TrueSDK, that will let app developers verify users via their phone numbers and login using their Truecaller profiles. The SDK, which will also enable developers to update a user’s information, has launched with 12 partners including CarDekho, Quikr, OYO Rooms and ixigo. As of now the SDK is Android only and is available to registered third party apps. Truecaller mentions that the SDK will require user permission before verifying their identities. The SDK is free for developers to use.
Firstouch, a regional smartphone operating system has partnered with Department of Electronics and IT and will soon launch text-to-speech technology in regional languages. The aim is to expand smartphone penetration in tier 2 and tier 3 cities and digitally connect 300 million consumers in a span of five years. The technology will be integrated with Firstouch OS. The company claims to have two million users and plans to attain an additional of 100 million by 2018.