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Back in May, Liam spent some hands-on time testing out a then-new app called CallApp. Dubbed as a sort of supercharged caller ID, CallApp gives detailed info about who's calling you (or who you're calling), by pulling information from various social networks and the web.

Soon after release, the app was voluntarily pulled from the Play Store. During the app's hiatus from official channels (it was still available through their official site), however, the devs were still working on it. Making it better. Adding new features. Doing other stuff.

The new CallApp is now back in the Play Store, bringing along with it all sorts of new features, like a "reminders" section that displays missed calls, manually-set reminders, and automatically aggregated birthdays. There's also a new "Favorites" tab that collects your favorites and frequently called contacts.

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One of the best additions to CallApp, though, is the new search function. Instead of just scouring your locally stored contacts, the app can now search for nearby locations (within a 10 mile radius). For example, if you're in the mood for take-out Chinese but aren't sure of a good place close to you, simply search for "Chinese food" in CallApp and watch it work its magic.

The app is free in the Play Store now, so hit the widget and grab it.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • SDR

    Loved this on my LG Optimus 2X, but I eventually uninstalled it to save some precious RAM from being used up in the background. I'll be installing this new version on my S3 right this very second, though, so thanks a lot for the heads-up!

  • http://twitter.com/stetsonaw Andy Stetson

    Verdict? CallApp or Current Caller ID?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      CallApp for me, but Current is a close 2nd.

      • http://twitter.com/stetsonaw Andy Stetson

        Thanks! i only wish it was less invasive like Current, but you do get a lot more info with this one. unknown caller? not anymore, when it shows up with a google search result for that phone number!

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          There are options in CallApp to tweak the size of the incoming call window or whether it pops up at all.

  • Josh Flowers

    does this still pull in data from your contact list & upload it for crowd-sourcing information for the app to be used by other users when a phone number calls you?
    can anyone confirm/deny, please?

    perhaps it as another app.

  • shawncorey99

    How does this work with Google Voice? I used the old version, but couldn't get the number pad up to press 1 to accept a call, so I quickly uninstalled. I use Voice a lot for business and so I don't have to give out my cell number to credit card companies, etc...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I just tried it - pressing the number pad in CallApp just fired up my stock dialer with the number pad showing, so it worked just fine.

  • Stephane Boisvert

    Note: you will need to uninstall the previous version manually before installing this one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/stipe.hodak Stipe Hodak

      Yeah, and lose all the data the old version downloaded and linked to your contacts. I spent quite some time checking and confirming the correct social accounts of my contacts so they could be linked to them and now I have to do it all over again...

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Yup. This is pretty much what I discovered today and suggested at least an import/export option. Their response was that it's on the todo list but pretty low in priority since they're concentrating on an iOS version.

        • http://www.facebook.com/stipe.hodak Stipe Hodak

          I also discovered that in the previous version the app found more data. I have a few people in my phone contacts, that are linked to me via LinkedIn, but I don't have them added on Facebook (I try to separate business from personal contacts), but the previous version found their Facebook account and added the publicly available data (i.e. their profile picture) and the new version doesn't do it anymore. It can't even find their contact on Facebook anymore, resulting in more generic profile pictures in my list.

  • http://www.facebook.com/demmelha Dan Emmelhainz

    Love this app, followed the updates as they worked on it, and I'm happy to see it back in the PlayStore. I love how much data it can find when an unknown number calls me.