By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi
Truecaller, an app that helps people take the right call has today joined hands with Microsoft to exclusively offer Live Caller ID Lookup feature on Lumia devices.
Speaking during the announcement, Nami Zarringhalam, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Truecaller, Microsoft devices are used by millions across the globe and the openness of the platform allowed them to create something exclusively for its users.
‘’We are delighted to be associated with Microsoft yet again, and be able to provide the unique Live Caller ID Lookup feature to the users. Truecaller is a widely used app and with this unique service our endeavor is to take Microsoft Device users’ experience to the next level,” he said said.
With Live Caller ID feature, users will now be able to identify unknown numbers during incoming calls, even if the user has not stored that phone number in their phonebook.
The new Lumia smartphone users will have access to all the features of Truecaller in addition to the latest Live Caller ID Lookup feature.
Truecaller version 4.2 is the latest update on the app which provides the Live Caller ID and will only be available for Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Cyan and above.
“We are very happy to be able to support Truecaller in bringing this great functionality globally to Windows Phone for the first time. Our partnership goes back several years and we have seen that Truecaller is a very dedicated company focused on delivering a great service for its users,” said Mikael Stendahl, Head of Partner & Developer Relations at Microsoft.
The Caller ID feature will be available in the Windows Phone Store for all Lumia devices with 8.1 Cyan update or later, starting Thursday, October 16th 2014.
Truecaller is the world’s largest mobile phone community for mobiles. The app has more than 85 million users worldwide and is available on all Internet-enabled devices and on the internet.