Major Updates to WhitePages Top-10-Ranked Android App

WhitePages Android app featured in national "Droid Does Apps" campaign

WhitePages Android app featured in national "Droid Does Apps" campaign

The WhitePages Android app has been a hit – and we’re thrilled that it’s been a Top 10 App in the reference section, especially coming on the heels of news that the Android may even be outselling the iPhone. Not to brag, but we’re proud to have helped identify over 100 million calls to date with our innovative Caller ID feature (available exclusively on Android smartphones) and were even recently featured in Verizon’s nationwide “Droid Does Apps” campaign.

That said, there’s always room for improvement. We have been busy working behind the scenes to shine and polish the new WhitePages and WhitePages with Caller ID Android apps, and while there are too many updates to list them all, here are some of the highlights we’re most excited about:

Search results are ranked by proximity and popularity, and easily saved to your contact list.

–        Business Search:   Finding nearby businesses is now quicker and easier than ever.  Select from a list of popular searches with just a few taps, see your search results ranked with distance from your current location, and see more detailed descriptions for popular businesses.

-        Add to Contacts: A new and improved interface makes it simply to view and modify listing information before saving it to your phone contact list.

–        Call ID: Choose how and where to display a Call ID window during incoming calls.  Customize your Call ID to work with almost any Android phone.

–        Offline access: Use the Recent Results button to see your most recent searches – even if you’re in an elevator or tunnel.   Never be without the numbers you need!

–        Sharing: Send listings to your friends with easy sharing by email or text.

–        More Devices: We’ve made updates to make the app work even better on the many Android devices available like the Droid, Droid Eris, Nexus One, Incredible, CLIQ and Hero as well the original G1 and MyTouch phones.

New icons!

Most importantly (OK not really) – we now have snazzy new icons!
We think V3.2 of the WhitePages Android app is a big step forward, and hope you do, too!

Feel free to share with us how it works for you as well as ideas for continued improvements.   Send a link to your Android phone to download the new app.

by Bret Moore

4 thoughts on “Major Updates to WhitePages Top-10-Ranked Android App

  1. Ken Pepper says:

    Great app! Thanks for an insightful, user-friendly program. As my grandmother used to say, “lt’s the ‘cat’s pajamas!'”

    Two minor things: in your email subscription routine, how about giving at least a quarter inch of space between the code authentication box and the ‘send’ button? It gets a bit frustrating when one attempts to highlight the data entry box and, insteat, taps the ‘send’ button. Also, on the subscription completed window, how about a link directing the user back to this page?

  2. wayne says:

    Just downloaded the app. If it continues to work as superbly as it is now doing I’ll purchase it … no questions asked. It’s about time someone put an end to telemarketers hiding behind unlisted numbers! Keep up your excellant efforts.

  3. Fenton Smith says:

    A couple of suggested improvements to the Android version of the WhitePages application, especially for those of us who are blind:

    First, while the written documentation seems to indicate that there is a call button on the screen, that control is inaccessible to the blind. One or both of the following solutions would be welcome:

    1( Use a long click of the cursor pad selector to initiate a call to the selected number. This is the solution used by the Yellow Pages app.

    2( add a ‘place call’ selection to the menu for a selected item.

    Another suggestion which would improve the application for all users would be to add a ‘get from call log’ button to the dialog box for reverse number searches.
    This part of the application is most likely to be used when one has received a call from a known or unknown source and wants to find related information for general information or to create a contact entry for it. In either case, requiring the user to remember and enter the number is undesireable. I have two call blockers that allow their black lists to be populated from the call log in the manner I suggested here.

    Thanks,
    Fenton

  4. Shelly Rose-McCannShelly Rose-McCann says:

    Disappointed! I attempted to download the app, but rec’d a notice that it is not compatible w my Samsung Galaxy Tablet…

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Shelly

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