Truecaller Brings New App to Android and Hits 100M Users
Truecaller, the Swedish search technology company, today announced major changes to its Android app. The new app provides enhanced navigation and ease-of-use and is focused on allowing users to replace their built-in smartphone phonebooks with Truecaller.
New features include:
- Receive Suggested Contacts: Truecaller can now predict who you may want to reach and make 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: Truecaller keeps your phonebook up to date with relevant information by adding social media profiles and photos so you have all the contact information you need in one central place. Users can choose how they are being displayed in their friend's Truecaller phonebook by updating their profiles.
- Smarter Search and Discovery: Now you can search within your contacts as well as names and numbers 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, as Truecaller will always give you the most relevant and personal results.
- 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. This one-step process makes it so easy, you can stay in touch faster and more conveniently.
Truecaller is also announcing that it has surpassed 100 million users globally, and has doubled its daily new users the past 3 months.
"This is the first step we are taking to make Truecaller more intelligent and personal. We've made these advancement to save time for our users and make their lives less complicated when they want to get in touch with someone," said Alan Mamedi, Co-Founder and CEO of Truecaller. "Our ambition is to make your mobile phone smarter and become part of your mobile daily habits."
In October of this year, the company received $60M in funding from leading VC firms Sequoia Capital, Atomico, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and Truecaller launched its intelligent dial pad app Truedialer in October, which has amassed over two million users.
Truecaller 5.0 is available for Android only at the moment and is free to download from Google Play. The Truecaller app is also available on iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Nokia feature phones. Additionally, the Truedialer app is available on Android and Windows Phone.