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YouMail Launches Visual Caller ID Application for AndroidWhoAreYou Leverages Social Graph to Provide Real-Time Visual Caller ID (December 20, 2011)
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/11 -- YouMail, Inc. (www.youmail.com) today announced the launch of WhoAreYou, the company's second smartphone application. The completely free WhoAreYou application brings real-time Visual Caller ID to Android phones, solving the common problem shared by mobile phone users of knowing exactly who is calling.
Visual Caller ID identifies missed callers with a name, city/state information, and a representative image -- such as a Facebook photo or business logo -- even when the calling party is not found in the user's address book. This allows WhoAreYou users to decide whether to answer a call, let it roll to voicemail or immediately block it from ever ringing their phone again.
At launch, WhoAreYou already has meaningful data for over 200 million U.S. phone numbers, with many of these numbers tied to social profiles and/or other identifying information. This allows the WhoAreYou app to display compelling data about these numbers whenever they call a WhoAreYou user.
YouMail's WhoAreYou Application has additional popular functions, including:
- Users can run the app as a stand-alone "search replacement" to get more information on any phone number.
- Users can "ditch" callers with a single click that automatically sends calls from that number to voicemail without ever ringing the phone. The "ditch" feature works especially well when the user's voicemail is handled by YouMail's Visual Voicemail Plus application, where all ditched callers will be played a "This number is out of service" message, making it extremely convenient to get taken off of call lists.
"YouMail is focused on reinventing the enhanced telecommunications layer where services like voicemail and now caller ID are moved out of the network and into the cloud, made social, optimized for smartphones and sold direct to consumers using a freemium model," YouMail CEO Alex Quilici said. "Our new WhoAreYou app leverages the YouMail platform, which has already supported over a billion missed calls and is handling well over 50 million calls every month."
The launch of WhoAreYou follows on the heels of the company's recently completed investment round, including funding from VantagePoint and the CrunchFund. Additionally, YouMail recently announced that its Visual Voicemail Plus application has surpassed the 3 million organic downloads milestone, and can boast having had 75 million distinct callers interact with the company's service at one point or another.
YouMail, Inc. is the leading provider of cloud-based enhanced telecommunication services. YouMail's completely free flagship Visual Voicemail Plus application offers a true multi-platform, unified and social voicemail experience for its users on BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, WebOS, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 6.5 platforms, and is being increasingly adopted by consumers and by carriers as either the default or recommended voicemail service. WhoAreYou is the company's completely free Visual Caller ID application for Android phones that is revolutionizing the incoming call experience. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Irvine, Calif., YouMail is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners, the Tech Coast Angels, the Tech Coast Angels ACE Fund, Siemer Ventures, and the CrunchFund.
Additional information can be found by visiting the YouMail website at http://www.youmail.com/
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