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The WhitePages company announced today that it has acquired Mr. Number, a popular app used for retrieving caller identification and blocking some numbers. According to the press release, WhitePages will add Mr. Number to its own stable of mobile apps, which includes Current Caller ID, their own solution for the same market niche. It’s not immediately apparent whether development will continue on Current, Mr. Number, or both, or indeed whether the developers who created Mr. Number have been hired by WhitePages.
If Mr. Number is ringing a bell for you, you might recall the controversial crowd-sourced caller ID feature that the developer was forced to disable after a change in Google’s terms of service.
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WhitePages Acquires Popular Call Blocking And Caller ID App Mr. Number was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Current Caller ID app from WhitePages has been updated to block messages and calls from pesky callers!
Android has implemented a new blocking feature using Caller ID from WhitePages in which users can block calls and messages from annoying individuals by sending caller to voice mail or pick up and hang up automatically to discourage insistent callers. We help you set this up on your android phone if you need to block a pest!
If you do not have a copy of Caller ID by WhitePages, you will need to install a copy on your phone.
- Launch the Caller ID app by tapping the stop sign icon with a hand over it.
- Tap the hand on the app that displays a plus-sign icon towards the right hand corner at the top of the app.
- To block a caller, select the recent caller or select all the numbers you want to block.
- Once you are done, click the back button and then click the Settings button. You will see that block settings is the only option that comes up on the right hand corner of the screen, towards the top.
- Configure the blocking method- this could be blocking all calls, or both calls and messages from a particular caller. You can have the call hit voicemail or simply have the phone receive and immediately hang up on the caller or receive alerts every time a message is blocked.
WhitePages has updated its app by incorporating features that users have often requested for. The company updated its Caller ID app to ensure that users will not be bothered by people they have no intention of communicating with.
White Pages is a very well known company for its awesome apps for both iOS devices and Android devices. One of the best apps that it has released for the Android ecosystem is the Current Caller ID app. For people who do not know what it is, it is an app which will show you social posts from a contact when the contact is calling you. This way, you will be able to get an idea as to what the caller has been up to recently. A conversation starter you may say.
Now, the company is out with another interesting app for Android, which lets you find friends and new places nearby. There are two main features of the app, Nearby People and Nearby Stores.
Nearby People lets you discover the people who live near you and get their contact details. And Nearby Places lets you discover over 80, 000 retail chains around the United States, and that is a lot of places. The intention here, therefore, is to find your friends and get together at a good coffee shop or a nice restaurant. More info about the app is in the press release after the break.3
WhitePages Makes Finding People and Businesses Nearby Easier With New Android App
New location-based neighbor, residential and business discovery features help people find everything nearby
SEATTLE, WA –October 19, 2012 – Finding everything nearby — neighbors, U.S. households or local businesses — is now possible with the latest release of WhitePages’ (www.whitepages.com) popular mobile app for Android devices. With major upgrades that include new Nearby People and Nearby Stores features, WhitePages for Android transforms the traditional concepts of people and business search into a discovery model. Using the device’s location, it is now easier to find over 200 million U.S. adults and 30 million businesses while also seeing the names and contact information for those people and businesses located nearby, and then connect the two with maps, directions, phone numbers and addresses. The new WhitePages for Android builds on the recent success ofWhitePages’ Current Caller ID app, which combines social updates with call and text ID and has attracted over one million users since launching in August. The two companion apps integrate seamlessly to enable WhitePages people, business and phone number search directly from Current Caller ID.
“Earlier this year, we became the first to combine nearby people and business search capabilities into our top 10WhitePages iOS app,” said Sanam Mehta, product manager of WhitePages for Android. “Based on the overwhelming response, we are thrilled to expand the offering to yet another platform and can’t wait to help Android users discover and connect with anything nearby whether it’s where they are currently located or where they may be headed in the future.”
Get to Know Your Neighbors and Local Businesses with Nearby People and Store Discovery
With over 25 million total downloads to date, people rely on WhitePages’ popular mobile apps on Android and iOS devices for one-tap access to concise contact information for 90 percent of U.S. adults and nearly every U.S. business, including restaurant and spa menus, address, phone number, maps and driving directions, website links, foursquare check-in counts, reviews and more.
The new Nearby People feature makes it easy to get in touch with neighbors, whether your own or those of friends and family, by offering immediate access to neighbors’ phone numbers, mailing addresses and household members. With research showing the majority of Americans don’t know the people in their neighborhood, WhitePages makes it convenient for neighbors to reach each other whether for an emergency, to meet for the first time, return a lost dog, move their car, or send an invite to a holiday party. Contact information for neighbors can also be downloaded and saved in the address book of Android devices for convenient access.
With the addition of new Nearby Stores functionality, the app becomes a traveler’s best friend, making it easy to explore and find nearby businesses in over 30 popular categories throughout 80,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. The WhitePages app brings people and businesses together in a single search experience, to make finding maps and directions between homes and stores effortless. For example, locating a friend’s house across town or in a new city you’re visiting, then finding a nearby restaurant or coffee shop with menus, maps, directions and more is just a tap away thanks to the combined power of WhitePages’ 200 million residential listings and 30 million neighborhood businesses.
The new WhitePages for Android app now also pulls in friends and followers from Facebook and Twitter to seamlessly share destinations directly to Facebook, Twitter, email, text messaging or the Web. It can be downloaded in Google Play. Check out a video to see how it works.
WhitePages is the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S. With over 40 million unique monthly users and powering over 2 billion searches on over 1,500 sites including MSN and the United States Postal Service, only WhitePages offers consumers one-click access to more than 200 million adults, also providing them with the ability to edit and control their own listings. The company’s suite of mobile products includes a top-50 mobile website and popular Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, webOS and Windows 7 applications with over 9 million active monthly users.
For more information, please visit www.whitepages.com or check out the WhitePages blog at blog.whitepages.com.
Source: Android Authority
Wow, we have quite the Android Overload for you today. This is the place for all the news we couldn’t squeeze onto our front page but still felt was worth checking out. Notably, Woot.com has the Motorola Xoom for only $400 but I must warn you, it is a refurbished model. Also, Zaarly is a new startup that released an app on the Market and is looking to give Craigslist a run for its money. Have a great night everyone! Chavez, signing off.
- Whitepages frustrated by Apple’s long approval process, launches Localicious first in the Android Market [AllThingsD]
- Zaarly brings reverse Craigslist peer-to-peer marketplace to Android [MarketLink]
- Woot.com has a refurbished Motorola Xoom for $400.
- Sprint/Clearwire’s expands 4 coverage in NYC. Grows 21%. [Engadget]
- Nexus S 4G dropping to $100 tomorrow (Wednesday) on Sprint. [BriefMobile]
- Android 3.2 now available on the Moto Xoom via Clockwork Mod Recovery [AP]
- The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray will land on Three UK in September.
- The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo will land on Telstra July 26th. [AusDroid]
- The HTC Sensation is now available on Telstra in Australia.
- The Acer ICONIA TAB A501 is now available in the UK via Clove.
- Telus is now carrying the Nexus S in white.
- Cellcom in Wisconsin is now carrying the HTC Merge. [AC]