Popular crowdsourced caller ID service Truecaller today announced that it had become one of 24 developers to bring an app to the Android Wear platform. Announcing via their official blog, Lindsey LaMont on behalf of Truecaller stated –
Our Truecaller users can quickly get caller or contact information straight to their Android Wear wrist watch, and not even have to open their phones. Any user who has Truecaller installed on their Android phone will be able to have the same information displayed on their Android wearable- this means they can ID an incoming call, or detect if the call is a known scammer.
It was also clarified that Truecaller integration is available for free on Google Play. Users would not be required to take any extra steps to get the app working on their Android wearable.
If you have the Truecaller app installed on your Android phone, the app will automatically install itself onto a paired Android Wearable device.
Truecaller CEO and Co-Founder Alan Mamedi said,
Now, whether you’re driving in your car (sic), or on a treadmill at the gym, you can easily check who’s calling and dismiss calls without ever breaking a stride or having to pull your phone from your pocket.
He went on to add that users will not only be able to view call information on their wearable, but will also have the ability to answer or reject the call with a simple swipe of the screen. Users could also make calls, send texts or save the contact information by a single tap.
At Truecaller, we’re committed to pushing our innovation to as many different users and platforms as possible. We’re proud to be one of the first apps to launch on the new line of Android wearables that will help our users improve their lives and the value they get from interacting with their favorite platforms and devices.
Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak was recently quoted as saying, “I want my smartphone [on my wrist], but I really want the whole thing. I don’t want just a little Bluetooth connection to the smartphone in my pocket because then it’s just an intermediary, an extra thing I buy to get what I already have and have to carry anyway.“
I think we may have given him at least one less reason to curse smartwatches in their current form.