Truecaller Offers its 600M Phone Numbers Worth API to Third Parties

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  • 22 May 2013
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  • Truecaller is a Swedish phone directory service that was mainly intended as a way of combatting phone scams by letting users see the identity of their caller. The service now provides its huge database API to third party developers interested of providing implementations based on it.

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    The very large Truecaller database has been compiled over time and with lots of effort and as of now consists of 600 million phone names and numbers. Traditional phone directory services and users who are willing to upload their address book have been contributing for the compilation of the huge database.

    The newly-announced Truecaller API is available to developers that have been carefully selected. This means that Telemarketers and advertising companies have been excluded so that users that have been willing to participate with their personal info will not be disappointed. The app for Android is available on the Play Store.

    “Among many other scenarios, the Truecaller API could be used to save time in call centres. Each call centre minute is connected to a cost. By using our API, both local and global, call centres can identify who is calling even before starting the call. Win-win.” 

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