So finally today, Truecaller released the version 8 of their app on Android and iOS platforms at their Stay Ahead event! This is a super major update for the app on both the platforms as it contains a number of features and enhancements over the previous versions. Truecaller announced this update at a press event here in New Delhi, India on 28th March 2017 where Alan Mamedi, CEO and CoFounder of Truecaller and Nami Zarringhalam address the press and the other attendees including their partners and the Truecrew Brand Ambassadors present at the event.
The event started off as Alan talking about how far Truecaller has come yet and what the consumers can expect from them in the future. Alan stated “India is our most important and biggest market” showing off love and dedication for the Indian Market. He also said that “India is our Home” which shows off their love for their Indian user base. Talking about the statistics, he said “We are saving 700 Years of Spam calls from the users in just India!” which was followed by the announcement of Truecaller V8 which took it From being a phonebook and caller app to a full big hub of communication (along with the new logo)! He also talked about bringing SMS and Flash SMS support to the app which is super handy and useful.
Next, came up Priyam Bose, Director Head of Truecaller Relations with Developers talking about trueSDK and announced that it will be rolled out iOS and Web in the coming weeks.
After that, a new partnership with Google was announced where Justin Uberti from Google Duo team came up on the stage where he talked about integrating Google Duo with Truecaller app!
Now, it was time for Nami Zarringhalam to talk about how Truecaller is working forward. He started off with saying “We are building a platform”. And later on invited Abonty Banerjee, Senior General Manager & Head – Digital Banking, ICICI Bank to talk about integration of UPI Based Cashless payments with ICICI Bank in the Truecaller app . This new service is named TruecallerPay.
Also, Truecaller’s SPAM detection service was announced to be available offline with a new partnership with Airtel so that a person can stay away from SPAM calls no matter what phone they use.
This was followed by wrapping up of the Keynote session by Alan and Nami sharing the same stage. Everyone was thanked for attending the event .
Talking about this major update coming to Windows platform, Truecaller is really looking forward to bring more features to more users on maximum platforms but seeing a significant drop in market share of Windows phones recently, Truecaller has decided to focus mainly on Android and iOS platforms and will be continuing to support with minor fixes in the future.
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