10-07-2011 02:05 PM
- NOTE: Jesta's Funhouse now has its own forum! http://forum.androidcentral.com/jestas-funhouse/
Call Informer shows any or all of the following on your Caller ID screen:
Job Title (0.3.1)
City and/or State
The information comes from your Contacts database. Call Informer does not look this information up on the Internet or in a database; rather, it only shows information you have entered in the Contacts app on your device (or in Contacts through the Gmail web interface).
You can change these aspects of the display:
Vertical position (to accommodate different screen sizes)
I wrote Call Informer because Android shows only the name and number when I get a call. I take Tech Support calls with my Droid at work, and it is beneficial to know which John or Barry is calling from what company. Unfortunately, Android does not show this information. I have used company logos as contact pictures to get around this in the past, but even with a company logo I still don't know which location the contact is calling from.
More details can be found on my site: http://www.jestasfunhouse.com/android. QRCode follows:
I think Call Informer will benefit many more users than just myself. Give it a try!
-- Jesta08-25-2010 10:21 PM
Thanks for the question. Call Informer doesn't know anything about the caller's location. It only knows what you have previously entered into your contact's details. It is simply meant to present this additional information when you get a call, to augment the name and number.
As far as I know, there is no app that can tell you where a caller is calling *from*. Apps like WhitePages and City ID can show you where the caller's number is based though.10-07-2011 02:05 PM
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