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Sudoku – Relaunched for 2023!

Android app on Google Play

We’re happy to announce that one of our first games on the Google Play Store, Classic Sudoku, has been completely refreshed and relaunched for 2023. The new version is available now and features a complete graphical overhaul with higher resolution visuals, animated backgrounds, and a more cohesive and pleasant overall appearance.

In addition to the new looks, we’ve resolved a number of bugs, introduced difficulty ratings for every puzzle, and added a few dozen new puzzzles.

Sudoku by Nomadic Ratio - App Icon

With our renewed support for this title, we’re also looking ahead to adding new puzzles on a more regular basis going forward.

Whether you’re an old fan of Sudoku, or someone who’s never played it, we recommend taking a moment to download and see for yourself why this game has become so beloved all over the world.

Read more about Classic Sudoku – Number Logic Game for Android


Nomadic Ratio in 2023

Happy New Year! Although it’s been quiet out front for us for a while, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes and 2023 is looking to be a great year for Nomadic Ratio! We wanted to take a moment to go over the state of our apps and cover a little of what we have in the pipeline for 2023.

Reverse Lookup

2022 saw some significant updates to the front and backend of both Reverse Lookup and Reverse Lookup PLUS. We continue to build out our caller database on a daily basis, and we were able to tackle some long standing inefficiencies in the app.

Reverse Lookup PLUS

UPDATE 1/20/23: Our appeal was successful and Reverse Lookup PLUS is back on Google Play.

Some users may have noticed that as of January 19th, 2023, Reverse Lookup PLUS is no longer available on Google Play. We expect the removal to be quickly resolved as indications are that it’s really just down to our privacy policy URL being unavailable for a few hours during an outage from our web host this afternoon. We have submitted an appeal, but in the worst case scenario, this should be resolved with our next app update.

Classic Sudoku

Sometime in 2022, an update was uploaded for our Classic Sudoku game which caused crashes on some users’ devices. The Play Store rightly removed the app for instability issues, and we decided rather than just throw it back up as quickly as possible to fix the bug, we would take some time and give the app some love and a major overhaul. This has resulted in a completely redesigned app with a more modern interface that we can’t wait for you to see. We’ve just submitted our initial update tonight, so we expect to be able to formally launch this overhaul within the next 2-3 weeks barring any unforeseen issues. We’ll be sure to post an update when the app relaunches.

Looking to the future

Although we’re early in the year, we are looking to accomplish some great work in 2023. As always, we will be updating our data backend for Reverse Lookup on a daily basis, and we look forward to expanding our newly redesigned Sudoku game with new aesthetic themes, extra puzzles to download, and much more.

In addition to that, we’re currently considering a plan to merge the development of Reverse Lookup and Reverse Lookup PLUS into a single freemium app. Although this plan isn’t set into stone, we wanted to float the idea here so users have an idea of what this would mean if implemented. First, we want to be very clear that free users would not lose access to any features or data currently available in the free version. Reverse Lookup PLUS users, similarly would be rolled into a lifetime premium access tier so as not to lose their lifetime access to the paid features they’ve come to love and expect. What this would allow, ultimately, is for us to devote our limited development resources to only one app instead of having to maintain two separate ones. In-app purchases would make it possible for us to offer the premium features of PLUS to those who choose to purchase it, while other users could continue comfortably using the app for free. Again this is not a finalized plan, and nothing may come of it at all. If we do move forward with this, we will continue to communicate the details with our users, and provide at least 6 months for current PLUS users to migrate to the freemium version in as simple a process as we can manage.

So, that’s already a bunch for a small dev team, but we’ll also be moving forward with some R&D behind the scenes, which may even culminate in a new title being launched by the end of the year. Please stay tuned for more info on those developments!

That’s all for now. As always, we thank our users for their support, and we hope everyone has a happy healthy 2023 ahead of them!


Important note for new Android 11 users

Android 11 | Android Developers

Based on Play Store bug tracking data, we’ve noticed that with the recent rollout of Android 11 on many newer Samsung phones(and a couple devices from other manufacturers), some users are now being affected by an old bug in Reverse Lookup.

This issue was detected and resolved about one year ago as Android 11 first began rolling out, and has only recently manifested in these Samsung, OnePlus, and Motorola devices. This appears to be affecting a few hundred users who have not updated Reverse Lookup for a very long time.

So, if you use a Samsung, OnePlus, or Motorola device that was recently updated to Android 11, and you’re now experiencing crashes in Reverse Lookup, please check the Play Store and update to the latest version.

Known Affected Samsung Devices as of 9/14/2021:

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G

Other Known Affected Devices as of 9/14/2021:

OnePlus 8 5g
Motorola Moto G Stylus


Reverse Lookup – Fix for Pixel users incoming

UPDATE: This issue has now been resolved. Update is now available to all users in the Google Play Store. We anticipate an update on the Amazon App Store in the coming days.

Original Post:

Those of you who have a Google Pixel device may have begun experiencing crashes in Reverse Lookup during the past couple weeks. This was due to an unexpected change in the Pixel version of Android 11 which recently began rolling out.

We want our users to know that we have already identified the issue and submitted a fix to the play store. Unfortunately Google’s review team is experiencing delays due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic as well as the recent winter holidays, so we’re currently waiting on them to approve the update before we can begin rolling it out. In the meantime, you can avoid this crash by denying call log access to the app – though using this workaround may require you to use the app’s manual search instead of the call log view. After the update is approved and distributed, you can reenable access to the call log.

Please note that this fix has already been approved and rolled out for users of Reverse Lookup PLUS, so if you’re using that version of the app, please ensure you’ve updated to the latest available version.

As always, we thank you all for your support and apologize for any inconvenience. In addition, we would like to wish all of our users a safe and happy new year!


Reverse Lookup PLUS has been removed from the Play Store

Update 11/8: Though we haven’t received any further contact from Google, our latest update to Reverse Lookup PLUS has been reviewed and approved, so the app is once again live in the store.

Hello all – Today we received word that Reverse Lookup PLUS has been removed from the Play Store. After reviewing the notice we received, we’re confident that this was a mistake and we’ve reached out to the Play Store for assistance in having the app restored. Please rest assured that the app will once again be available as soon as possible and existing users will still have their licenses intact.

We will share more information as soon as we have it. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.


Going Live: Reverse Lookup 3.5.9

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Reverse Lookup / Reverse Lookup PLUS 3.5.9 has been submitted to the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store! This update brings improved search results.

We anticipate it going live within the next 48 hours, and we’ll update here as it’s approved in each storefront. UPDATE: Now LIVE in all stores with full rollout over the next week or so.

After this, we anticipate the next update in about 4-6 weeks.

As always, thank you for your support and have a great weekend!


Going Live: Reverse Lookup 3.5.8

After what can only be described as a chaotic start to 2020, we’re happy to announce that we’re pretty much back to normal work here, and Reverse Lookup 3.5.8 has been submitted to the Google Play Store for rollout beginning today.

This release features various minor bug fixes and some tweaks that should result in better results when searching for callers.

In addition, expect the same update to follow closely for Reverse Lookup PLUS as well as the Amazon App Store version.

Thank you all for your patience during this uncertain time and please stay safe.


Missing calls in Reverse Lookup? Read this!

Short version: If you have a Google Pixel device, you may need to go into Reverse Lookup’s settings, and enable “List known callers” to see your recent calls in the app.

Long version: Over the past few weeks, we’ve had sporadic reports of users with missing calls on the main call log screen in Reverse Lookup. After some investigation, we realized that in all but one case, the users with this issue were using Google Pixel devices.

After obtaining our own Pixel device to test with, we realized that Google’s proprietary dialer app is now labeling most or all calls as they come and go(in some cases, it’s even labeling them with a blank label!). Traditionally, an Android device would only label calls from known contacts, even if some other caller ID service was being used. Because these calls are now labeled, the app sees them as known callers, and, by default, does not show them.

Luckily, the fix to this is extremely simple and already exists in all recent versions of Reverse Lookup. On the main screen of the app, open the menu to access the app settings, and enable “List known callers”.

After you enable this setting, you should see that all of your recent calls are visible once again. We are also pushing an update to the app that will fix the appearance of calls that have received a blank label. That update should be available to all free and paid users beginning this week, with a rollout lasting up to a week.

As always, thanks again for using the app, and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


Reverse Lookup 3.4.5

A few hours after this post goes live, Reverse Lookup 3.4.5 will begin rolling out on the Play Store and Amazon Appstore. The update should make it to all users over the course of the next two weeks. The PLUS version of this update will follow within the next 5-7 days.

In addition to the usual minor bug fixes, this release adds support for spam call detection. This is a feature that we’ve been preparing behind the scenes for a while, and we hope our users find it to be useful. Whenever you search for a call within Reverse Lookup, our systems will now use historical data to determine whether or not the caller has exhibited spam-like activity, and if so, will make a note of that on the search results screen.

This has worked well in testing, and we’ll be closely monitoring the system to make sure it’s catching as many spammers as possible.

As usual, thanks again and please let us know if you have any issues or questions.


How To Remap Your Samsung Bixby button

As a followup to the release of our simple Flashlight Toggle app for Bixby, this is a quick overview of how to remap the Bixby button on your device to launch an app of your choice(may we suggest Flashlight Toggle?)

Compatible Devices

As of this writing, this method is applicable to the following devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 / Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Samsung Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 / Samsung Galaxy S9+ / Samsung Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 / Samsung Galaxy S10+ / Samsung Galaxy S10e

This will also likely work with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 upon release.

Step By Step

  1. Go into your device’s settings
  2. Press the magnifying glass icon to search for “Bixby” and select “Bixby key” when it appears as an option.
  3. Tap on “Bixby Key”
  4. Choose “Double press to open Bixby”
  5. Toggle ON “Use single press”. The device will present a list of apps on your phone, choose the one you’d like to launch when pressing the Bixby key.

Video Instructions