Truecaller has 100 mn users in India. In March this year, Truecaller said that it would display availability status of contacts, call history feature that replaces unknown numbers with names and a built-in dialer that allowed users to make calls directly from the Truecaller app.
This will narrow down its spam list to a regional level. Previously the company filtered the list on a national level, however, it mentions that India sees more than 300 Mn spam calls per month, so it narrowed it down on a regional basis.
Truecaller has announced three new integrated features into its mobile app, an availability status of contacts, call history feature that replaces unknown numbers with names and a built-in dialer that allows users to make calls directly from the Truecaller app. Truecaller introduced an alternate dialer app called Truedialer for Android and Windows Phone that provides information about the number users are about to call and also allows them to search unknown numbers on Truecaller.
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.
Truecaller has laid off 30 staff across its Stockholm, India and San Francisco offices as part of an apparent staffing strategy shift. The company’s signature calling app provides contextual information about people who ring you — such as their photo, information and whether they have been marked as spam by other Truecaller users. The app has over 200 million registered users, and it is particularly popular in India. This summer, Truecaller branched out to offer a ‘social’ SMS app.