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Jun
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Ready wants to reinvigorate the part of your phone that, in ye olden days, was all that mattered. That's right, it wants to improve how you make phone calls. Rather than gutting out your home screen and replacing it with something quirky, it tackles your dialer instead.

The Ready developers have tasked themselves with making contacts easier to see and communicate with. The app does so by not only tweaking how contacts are presented, but by creating useful shortcuts as well. The idea is that if you just got off the phone with someone, you might want to call them back, text them, or shoot them an email, so let's make those options available upfront. All of this practicality, of course, is joined by a healthy dose of pretty.

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The app is still in beta, but you can get your hands on it by joining the Google+ testing community and heading over to the opt-in link. Only then can you hit up the Play Store to give the experience a go.

Thanks, +AlexKruger.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Gokh

    That some nice animations

  • Mert Çelen

    It should be stock.I wish all developers inspire this app make better looking apps not crap designs

  • Jeff718

    Definitely nice, but I hardly use my phone to make calls. So for me, I don't have an itch for a new dialer app.

  • Tom

    I bet my battery on the S4 drains even faster then..

  • Daniel Traynor

    Stunning!

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    I see iOS7 being written all over this app

    • enoch861

      Anything inherently wrong with that?
      During my week with an iPhone 5S I was impressed by how elegant iOS apps were compared to their Android counterparts.

    • Satan’s Taint

      then you're blind.

  • DevliegereM

    Can not find the app in the play store even though I am tester!

    • exadeci

      Same might be buggy/slow

      • Vivek B.

        Here too. The play store link says the URL not found.

  • Vanick Ng

    link says unavailable?

  • briankariu

    No go on the links brav. Gives me a "url not found on this server" error. APK?

    • xnifex

      did you do as the article states & join the beta on Google+ first?

  • Dominik Rozek

    you guys need to become a beta tester first to get the APK

  • Andras Kindler

    Hey guys, I'm Andras, one of the developers of Ready. First, thanks for downloading the app, we still can't believe we're featured on AndroidPolice!

    If the site is not working, please try again later, as it takes a while to activate after you've joined the beta community.

    • Daniel Traynor

      When you actually make a call it uses the stock phone app? is that right?

      • T.Wheelz

        Yeah, I noticed that.

      • Martial Clausse

        Same here

      • Andras Kindler

        Yes.

        • Daniel Traynor

          Hmmm, ruins it for me then.
          No point having the beautiful look dialer etc and then when you make a call it's bounced back to the ugly call screen!

          :/

          • Satan’s Taint

            That's why they call it a beta, and as he said, they're working on a dialer.

          • Andras Kindler

            The dialer will be pushed out in a few days as an update - thanks for the feedback!

          • Guest

            Don't think you can actually do that I'm afraid. (Android API cuts off for "security" here)

          • Alex King

            wait, i though the whole point of it was that it had a caller id too. (caller screen). So if it doesn't have that and it doesn't have a dialer yet, is it just a phone log/contacts app?

        • Walter Black

          What's the point than?

          • niuguy

            New contact list? It says right there.

    • https://plus.google.com/+SamanthaGobert/ Samantha Gobert

      You guys have done an amazing job with this app!

    • madmaglio

      Working great. I got accepted in about 2 seconds.
      This is a beautiful appI If it had a bit more to it could be the most useful app on my phone. I would love to see it have a dialer pad when it is first opened. Right now it seems it only shows SMS in the history cards and not messages sent with Hangouts. Also if you tap a history card it would be great if it brought you to the source app. If those were added it would be worth a good price!

      • Andras Kindler

        Thanks! We're working on the dialer as I'm writing this, will push it out in a few days.

        • grunge

          Fantastic app!! Though it's still in a beta stage since I like it very much would like to see some changes in the next release.

          Really liked it but few points if taken care in the next release 5 stars for sure.
          1) Settings to turn on and off the apps and other misc. things
          2) Dialer with quick search ability.
          3) While this app is on please make the stock caller screen totally freezed, it's kinda blah when you see it poping up at the first ring and and at hanging up. Hide or freeze the stock caller screen totally.
          4) So when you look at the history or the card and click on any of the history like the mails or messages, it doesn;t happen anything. Please make those history button live so that you can see it or open it on the native apps.
          5) All the best and keep it up!!! Cheers and expecting a lot from the app. :)

    • Xavier Castillo

      Hey! This app is fantastic! Great job and looking forward to that integrated dialer! Will happily purchase this app if you ever decide to monetize.

      Keep it up!

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      • Wayne Randall

        They are monetizing, they're using your data.

        • guy

          Yay. What are you hiding?

    • Alex M Wekell

      Will you be adding business search like the Google Dialer, I can't give that up?

      • Andras Kindler

        What do you mean exactly by business search?

        • http://joshuapritt.com/ Joshua Pritt

          The dialer for the Nexus 5 will automatically do a web search for incoming numbers. Basically, if a business with a phone number listed online calls your phone, you can see who is calling before you pick up. It also work the other way around when you start typing in the dialer (ex: typing in "domino's" into teh dialer will present you with the phone numbers of local Domino's)

          • Andras Kindler

            I understand, thanks. Currently, this is not planned.

    • http://clintharvey.net/ scH

      Best place to post feature request/comments is the g+ group?

      • Andras Kindler

        Yes, we're trying to respond to everything there.

    • jm

      Why do you need permission to read my gmails ?

      • Andras Kindler

        We show a brief history for the selected contact - this includes emails also, if they have an email address.

        • jm

          Thanks. The app is great !

    • Guilherme Salles

      Guys, i tried it in my Razr i (x86), but it doesn't open. :

    • fl1nty

      the app looks really beautiful. What kind of data sources do the history cards take in?

    • averagejoe

      I am digging the House of Cards Reference! :D

      Great App! Will be helping you Beta Test this.

    • oroboros74

      Is there a way to choose/sync hi-res contact photos from Picasa or Facebook?

      • Andras Kindler

        Nope, currently there isn't.

    • Lakshmana Raja

      Hey really it's an fantastic app..ui is great..and attractive ..really the one I needed..

  • darkdude1

    Contacts list reminds me of Metro a bit, not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

    • enoch861

      I look at it as a good thing.
      I haven't used Metro (Windows Phone) for a while but during the time I spent with it a while ago, Metro apps done right were down right beautiful.

  • José A. Medina

    Why Google is hiring developers like this?

    • manlisten

      They did buy Bitspin, the developers of the Timely alarm clock app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.bitspin.timely

      • José A. Medina

        I know they bought Bitspine, it wolud be great to buy this developers team.

    • niuguy

      This looks great, but so does stock... Just different. Google has plenty of great developers, it just depends on how the team decides to design the stock experience.

  • Guest

    joined the community, became a tester, still am not able to download

    • Dominik Rozek

      took me about 30 minutes

      • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

        also in the waiting period at the moment :)

  • lanoormohamed

    shame I get server error after signing up for the community and beta on play, actual store listing getting server error

    never mind worked when going via the phone

  • J. E. Perili

    Hey guys, they said in the community page that it may not work for a few hours so be patient.

  • Dat Nguyen

    Although I followed the instructions, I have an error when I try to install the app

  • Duncan_J

    look very iOSy

    • le_lutin

      Yes, very nice indeed.

    • Satan’s Taint

      Are you blind? Nothing about it is iOsish.

      • Roger W

        Wow, really? This not the first person to say it.. My first thought was that it looked like an iOS7 app as well..

      • dobbsy

        I like the app but the Alpha scrolling is absolutely inspired by Apple's cover flow.

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    I really hate the current Android dialer, it sucks.

    • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

      I like it

    • Indianajonze

      clearly you're not using a nexus device then

  • http://www.tilldawnaudio.com/ Till Dawn Audio

    Could you implement the ability to get the shortcuts up on favourite / recently called contacts?

    Just need a dialer to go with it! :) It looks very nice.

    • Andras Kindler

      The dialer will be complete soon, perhaps as soon as tomorrow.

      Edit: for the first one - we'll talk it over.

  • 4wallz

    Great looking app. It seems to stutter a little when scrolling. It's not quite as smooth as I would like it to be.

    • flosserelli

      It is still in beta...

      • 4wallz

        The latest version seems to be a little smoother. Looks promising even for an app in beta.

  • folkrav

    Developers are starting to take UI design seriously on Android. Finally! Great looking app, can't wait to try that once I receive my replacement soon.

  • Guest

    Weird, I still get "We're sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server."

    • bikermunda

      If you read then you will know how to get the app :)

      The app is still in beta, but you can get your hands on it by joining the Google+ testing communityand heading over to the opt-in link. Only then can you hit up the Play Store to give the experience a go.

      • tintin.92

        Already done those things, still not available... :(

        • Dissidence

          Go to their G+ page, click "Get the beta at the Play Store"

  • manlisten

    Blur - check
    Transparency - check
    Circle avatar - check

    Somebody's trendy.

    • http://joshuapritt.com/ Joshua Pritt

      and damn it looks good.

  • Andreas Brandenborg

    We're sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server.

  • Julie Montgomery

    VERY pretty.

    • Cat Astrophy

      Yeah I can't tell if I like Claire or Kimberly more

  • Morten Nielsen

    Why a permission that can alter my gmail and send emails?

  • ee

    The app is beautiful.
    i think there should be a possibility to bring contact card, because i much rather send a whatsapp message than a normal text.

  • RG23

    Doesn't show Contact pictures if synced to Facebook. Worked well for a while but froze when I received a call after 30 mins.

  • Murali

    I am getting two notifications when i get a call.. One is from Ready app and the other is stock caller app.. Any way to remove stock caller notification?

    • Andras Kindler

      Not really. Can I ask what phone/ROM are using? We'll investigate.

      • Murali

        I am using LG Optimus G Pro E988 with lg stock Kitkat binary

  • http://liveinalux.com/ mankulito

    Not found. Broken links.

  • Raja Pradeep

    Cia....

    am unable to try this app!

    facing...NOT FOUND error message when i search in play store and also i tried accessing the URL in this article!

  • Zakhmi Dil
  • Kythuz

    Download link dosnt work for me , but this! https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.ready.android

  • NedDasty

    How do I view a contact's information without immediately dialing them? Right not, in order to view the contact with the buttons (email, text, etc.), I have to initiate a call and cancel immediately before it displays the contact page.

    • Andras Kindler

      If you swipe to the second page and select a contact there, you'll see the details without having to call them.

      • NedDasty

        Thanks. Is there a way to look immediately at the contact card for my favorites on the "favorites" page? Or do I have to go to the list and find them manually?

  • Wayne Randall

    With that privacy policy, no way jack.

  • Stalemate

    Eagerly awaiting the dialer now. Very intuitive and fluid interface. Great job. (Note 3)

    • Andras Kindler

      We're testing it now ;)

  • kishan

    While this is awesome looking app, they "Ready" needs to explain publicly about the security. Because I am directly letting them touch my contacts and other details. Scary, unless I have info about this app!

  • issa

    I can't find it in playstore. Anyone can help me. It says cannot find app then I click on the link.

    • Balazs Zsedely

      Check the beta page where you can find the three steps of joining:
      http://grabready.com/beta.html

      The third step sometimes sometimes takes minutes to activate.

  • JohnD

    The links don't work!!! The Play Store is not setup for the app!!!

    • Balazs Zsedely

      Follow the three steps on the beta signup page here:
      http://grabready.com/beta.html

      With the third step sometimes you should with, often it takes minutes to activate.

  • Adi

    Is it limited to a US region? Trying to get the app, but can't find it in the play store

    • Balazs Zsedely

      Please follow these three steps to join:
      http://grabready.com/beta.html

      After opting in, if the site is not working, please try again later, as it takes some time to activate.

  • Univ. Life Church

    Ready is not ready. All links are dead.

    • Balazs Zsedely

      Please follow these three steps to join:
      http://grabready.com/beta.html

      At the second step: if the site is not working, please try again later, as it takes some time to activate.

      • Univ. Life Church

        I get a 404 from g+. Got a good link?

  • Ayman AlAwami

    I wish you integrate Arabic language with Ready