Truecaller, once a mere anti-voice-spam service, these days wants to become a “search engine for contacts” – and venture capitalists are buying into that vision with serious funding. Now, just weeks after raising $60 million, the company is skipping down its chosen path with the release of a new app called Truedialer.
The app, initially available for Android only, is … well, a dialer – but also a full-on replacement for the user’s existing contacts app.
It basically taps into the enormous database of phone numbers that Truecaller has amassed through its original service — via deals with phonebook providers and third parties like Yelp and Twitter, but also via users uploading their contacts books — to beef up the contact information shown in call logs. As users type in numbers, the app searches both Truecaller’s database and the user’s contact list for autocomplete options.
Truedialer also incorporates complementary functionality…
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