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Call Informer demo (free):
(or free download here: http://db.tt/bq1ZHTkM)
Call Informer shows any or all of the following on your incoming and (optionally) outgoing Caller ID screen:
The information comes from your Contacts database. THERE IS NO SUBSCRIPTION FEE! 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). This means it works whether your phone is CDMA or GSM. Verizon and Sprint users in the US can use Call Informer too!
You can change these aspects of the display:
I wrote Call Informer because Android shows only the name and number when I get a call. I take tech support calls with my phone 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.
Call Informer will optionally show the first Organization's Company name and Job Title, if available. It will also show the City, State, and Country of the first address in your contact's details (all items are user-selectable), and will show the contact's notes and nickname if you wish. If any of these pieces of information are not available in the contact's details, they are simply omitted from the Incoming Call screen. Call Informer does not attempt to look this information up on the Internet. If none of the information is already available in your contact's details, Call Informer simply doesn't show anything. This makes it work well around other apps which do perform Internet or database lookups.
To see how the Call Informer Demo works, do the following:
The idea for Call Informer is based on the excellent Area Code ID by Torev (market://details?id=com.torev.areacodeid). Thanks Torev! Unfortunately Area Code ID seems to be discontinued... I actually wrote Call Informer to be used with Area Code ID (which will show City/State for the callers that Call Informer can't handle--"unknown callers").
I have personally tested Call Informer on:
+ Number can now be displayed even if caller is not in contacts
+ Background color of caller details display can now be changed
+ Debug log now logs app version
+ No longer shows Buy button in preferences for standard version
+ Fixed missing color previews on ICS & JB in preferences
+ Fixed certain debug log messages getting lost
+ New Czech translation (thanks to Rumczeis)
+ New Polish translation (thanks to Qper)
+ New Russian translation (thanks to Alina (Loki) and black007)
+ Number Type can be enabled regardless of Number setting
+ Added several translations (finally!)
+ Fixed no display using certain combinations of fields
+ Rewrote Debug Logging feature
+ Fixed Debug Logging typo
+ Another attempt to fix problem with newest HTC Sense versions
+ Added first launch notification to check preferences
+ Renamed Vertical Position to Screen Position for better clarity
+ Changed default Vertical Position to top of screen
+ Fixed Contact Incomplete message not always displaying
+ Merged with Demo version code
+ Finally :) overlay auto-hides when InCallScreen is no longer on top
NEW: Please right-click here and Save Link As to download the strings.xml file to help with translations. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Stay tuned for more innovations by Jesta's Funhouse!