Tracing out the name and details of an unknown number has always been a mysterious task. Those days are gone. Here is an android app ‘True caller’ with which you can do it easily. Now, the question is “How True caller works? , Is there any privacy/security issue using this app? “. We will discuss this in detail here.
True Caller – Features| Tracking unknown numbers
Every single person would have faced the “unknown number problem” at least once. You get calls from unknown numbers, the numbers outside your phone book; without caller id, you get confused some how. May be your friends or distant relatives have fooled you. All this problem occurs, only because of one reason; the number is unknown! Sometimes the problem becomes a bit serious. You get a number of missed calls, or some one calls and black mails you. The solution for all these problems gets simple with True caller.
Key Features of True caller
- Search for any number across the world
- Get incoming call number details in real time, even if you don’t have that number on your contacts list(This requires that you are connected to internet via wifi or an active data connection).
- Block numbers of spam callers and telemarketers.
- Predictive suggestions based on place and time.
- Easily access your social media friends(from facebook, google plus, twitter, linkedin,.) numbers directly from phone book. automatic contact list updation.
- Make direct calls from the app.
- 200 million users, vast data base, high accurate results.
Security/Privacy issues of True caller
True caller app has a very vast database that contains the details of more than 200 million users. This is not just the name, photo and phone number of the users. The linked email address, social media account profiles including Facebook and twitter accounts and much more. Just imagine that this data was hacked. What would happen? This actually happened back in 2013 when Syrian Electronic Army attacked the true caller server. It was then, the company seriously thought about the server side security and then tightened it. Starting from Android 6 Marshmallow the user is capable of controlling the permissions given to each app at the time of app installation. This is actually a good security uplift. But, for true caller to work, anyway access to contacts is inevitable, which means your contact list is accessible by the app. However, the company promises that they will not share this data or make it searchable by the public.
At the time when you install the true caller app on your android smart phone, all your device contacts get uploaded to the true caller server. Like wise, they have built a very huge database. This doesn’t mean that, if you are not installing true caller, you are safe. Any of your friends or family members whoever with your name and phone number saved on their mobile phones, installs true caller on their phone, your details will also be added to true caller’s database. In this modern smart era, there is no way that your details are not on True caller! However, the greatest advantage of this app is; you can figure out who is the incoming caller without attending just by having an active data connection.
Future of true caller
As the details provided by the app is becoming more accurate day by day, it would be great if this app is inbuilt inside the next Android version. This is the vision of True caller CEO and Cofounder Alan Mamedi.
If you need to know more details about true caller, you can watch an episode of NDTV programme ‘Contrarian’ – an exclusive interview with Alan Mamedi.
Despite these controversies and security issues that the app possesses, True caller is still the number one app to track the unknown caller details. And will surely continue to prosper in the coming years.