A Sweden–based leading search technology company ‘Truecaller’, has announced that its app has reached 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store.
By reaching this milestone, it means the app is now part of the 109 apps that have been downloaded 100 million times in Google Play history.
The Truecaller app was first made available on the Google Play store in 2009 when it was just called ‘Android Market’. Back then, the app only had a couple million users!
Since then, the app has gained wide attraction and popularity across the world. In fact, the app was adjudged Best App of 2015 on Google Play.
The app has been important especially in Africa. In 2015, Nigerians used to report a whopping 2 million spam calls, with a total of 120,000 spam and unwanted calls detected every day across the country.
Unwanted spam and calls have been reported to Truecaller by Nigerians, or receive assistance from the app’s database where spam numbers are listed and marked in red.
The Truecaller app was born out of the basic human need to get accurate access to information on those users want to contact as well as those information on sources users want to avoid, like robocalls or spam calls.
The app can be downloaded for free on popular platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Tizen and Nokia feature phones.
Truecaller, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Stockholm, is transforming the phonebook with its set of intelligent and useful services which are currently being used by over 200 million people across the world.