WhoIsIt is a new twist on an old classic: setting custom ringtones for certain contacts (or groups of contacts). The twist is that you can assign custom ringtones and vibrations for Gmail, SMS, and MMS, on a per-contact basis. Not too shabby, especially for a free app. Other features include:

* Ability to setup VIP contacts for Gmail, SMS, and MMS
* Allow VIP contacts to ring / notify for Gmail, SMS, and MMS even when in Silent mode
* Announce incoming caller and SMS/MMS sender
* Define different volume / vibration profiles
* Widget for easily switching profiles
* Tasker plugin
* Disable LEDs on a per-profile basis
* Ringleader integration

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At the moment, the app is still in public beta at version .92. Andy, the app's developer, has started a thread on XDA-Devs to ask for input and issues, but so far it looks to be in fairly good shape. The only major downside at this point seems to be that it only supports Android 2.1 and up.

As of this writing, the app is sitting at <50 downloads and only has 7 ratings for an impressive average of 4.86 stars. The XDA thread is only three pages long - let's see if we can't get our friend Andy some more downloads and feedback, eh?

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handyandy.whoisit.beta

[Source: AppBrain, XDA-Devs]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • spyder

    Ringo Lite does almost the same thing and has been around awhile, it's hard to improve on something that already works.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      A few quality options never hurt anyone :)

    • pooper

      It doesn't look like Ringo Lite can set a different sound for emails on a per-contact basis. This is a *huge* problem because there are some emails that I want to wake me up, but all others I want suppressed. I am so amazed that there's nothing else out there that can add this basic functionality to Android.
      WhoIsIt crashes immediately upon opening it on my Droid running Froyo :(

  • Klaas

    Just tried it on a Samsung Galaxy i9000 - didn't (woudn't) work - pity. Uninstalled and waiting for improved version

  • awjones

    Anybody that is have force-close issues...can you download and try the most recent version from the Market?

    • pooper

      I just updated to .94 on a Droid. Still have force close issues.

      The WhoIsIt interface loads for a split second before it prompts me to close it.

  • awjones

    Can you give it another try with the .941 version and let me know?

    • pooper

      It didn't change anything

    • pooper

      .96 fixed it. You are the man. What is your paypal?

  • Frank Zdinski

    just downloaded for my epic works wells.

    Can it adjust noitification frequency for txt messages?

  • mm

    App is working like a charm ... just set the ringtones for my dearest ones ... THANKS in one word !

  • David Yates

    Works brilliantly on Sony Xperia S. The speak SMS senders name is great. Well worth it.