All about Caller ID mode in Reverse Lookup PLUS

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android caller idEarlier this week, we pushed out version 3.1.12 of Reverse Lookup PLUS. This update includes a few minor bug fixes, but the real focus here is improvements to the experimental caller id mode.

Because this option has been fairly unknown up until now, we thought it might be beneficial to go over it briefly.

So, what is it? Well, it’s called “Caller ID mode”, so take a guess! Yes, this option will (attempt to) identify incoming calls while the phone is ringing. There are two caveats here, though – your carrier must support simultaneous voice and data and we must have data for the caller cached in our main database. If the caller id can’t identify the caller, it doesn’t mean that the app itself won’t get a hit, just that the data isn’t cached and readily available yet. (So it’s definitely worthwhile to check the main app if caller id fails!)

Enabling Caller ID Mode – To enable Caller ID Mode, open Reverse Lookup PLUS , navigate to the Settings screen, and toggle it on.

Positioning – Pretty much every device has a different incoming call display, so it would have been impossible for us to choose a perfect location to display caller id. For this reason, you can simply drag the caller id display up or down to best fit your phone’s incoming call screen. When you settle on a position that works for you, the app will automatically save it so it will appear in the correct spot next time.

Visual improvements – In version 3.1.12 of Reverse Lookup PLUS, we’ve improved the aesthetics of the caller id display. It now adapts to the theme chosen within Reverse Lookup PLUS itself – either dark or light depending on what you’ve chosen. The display is now also slightly transparent so you can still see all of your incoming call screen. We’ve also added the Reverse Lookup logo to the caller id display to better identify the source of the display.. there’s nothing more frustrating than to forget where a pop-up display originates from in case you want to disable it.

 A note for Marshmallow users – In Android Marshmallow (Android 6.0), you must ensure that Reverse Lookup PLUS has permission to draw over other applications. This should be enabled by default when you install the app, but if you’ve turned on caller ID in the app’s settings and aren’t seeing it during calls, following this procedure should solve your issue.

On devices running vanilla Android, you can set this in System Settings > Apps > Gear Icon > Draw Over Other Apps

On Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S7, it’s System Settings > Application Manager > More > Apps That Can Appear On Top

On other devices, the menus may have slightly different names, but the option should be in a similar place within the phone’s Application Settings.

Reverse Lookup Update Incoming

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Hey all.. just a quick note to let you know we just began publishing Reverse Lookup 3.1.10. (also applies to Reverse Lookup PLUS)

This update is aimed at improving search results for some numbers.

We’re rolling this out slowly over the next few days, so keep an eye out.

As always, please email us if you encounter any issues with this new update.

Colordu is Back!

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banner-largeColordu, our colorful twist on the classic puzzle Sudoku, is back on Google Play with an all new look and many improvements. The HTML5 version has also been updated.

As before, the game is completely free to play on the web or on your Android device.

Colordu Color Sudoku on Google Play

Christmas Catch Updated For 2015

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Just in time for the big day, we’ve published an update to our little Christmas game, Christmas Catch, to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

The game features simple gameplay that’s perfect for kids or anyone that just has a few minutes to kill here and there. It also features a countdown to Christmas to help build anticipation.

The game is completely free with no in-app purchases, so download it today and enjoy it while you wait for Santa to arrive later this month!

 

 

Get it on Google Play 

Thank You

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As we move towards the end of the year, we’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to every one of our users. We want you to know that your support and feedback keeps us going and makes this all possible.

..so from all of us, to all of you, we hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Reverse Lookup mapping update

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We recently became aware that some results with locations were not properly mapping in the app. We have applied a patch and these type of results should once again be functioning properly.

Please shoot us an email if you come across a result with a location that does not map properly.

Thanks!

Reverse Lookup Updated (twice)

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Last night we pushed out Reverse Lookup 3.1.7 which provides fixes for unintended notifications due to bad contact detection as well as a fix for a bug experienced by some T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers that caused the app’s traffic to be wrongly detected as tethered desktop traffic.

This morning we noticed some new crashes in the dev console, so we quickly solved those and pushed version 3.1.8 to the Play Store. We also implemented the aforementioned carrier fix for CSpire customers.

We will continue monitoring to determine if any other carriers are detecting our traffic as tethering data.

Both of these updates were published for both the free and paid version of the app on the Play Store and will be available within a few hours of this post. The update will make it to Amazon customers within the next two weeks.

Iterate Fast and Release Often

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“Iterate fast and release often” is a philosophy of software development that we embrace whole heartedly here. You may have noticed a lot of updates to Reverse Lookup the past few days, and with these updates, some genuinely funky results(but also some very good ones, we feel!).

We wanted to apologize for the issues and ensure everyone that we are tweaking to make our results as good as possible, so expect to see a few more updates this week including one today, to v3.1.5.

This version is already published to the Play Store and we highly recommend that you grab it as soon as it becomes available to you. The same update will hit for paid users later on tonight.

As always, thank you for using Reverse Lookup and please let us know if you encounter any issues.

Reverse Lookup 3.1.1 has been published

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The update we tipped you off to the other day has been published. The new version is 3.1.1 and features a fix for the issue some users have experienced where most searches did not return results even though they should have.

It also introduces some cell phone data in search results. This is still experimental and may be limited in scope so please bear with us. Cell phone data is generally not publicly available but we are always working to provide as much data on these numbers as possible without violating our users’ privacy.

The update has been published as of this posting and will be available in the Play Store within a few hours.

Thanks as always,- and as always, let us know if you experience any issues.

Update incoming!

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Hey everyone, just writing a quick note to let you all know that an update for Reverse Lookup and Reverse Lookup PLUS is imminent.

This is a maintenance release that solves an issue some users have had when looking up certain numbers, so it should improve results for those affected.

We expect the update to go live for everyone by Friday, if not sooner. Please let us know if you have any questions!