Swedish call filtering service Truecaller has announced that it has reached over 100 million daily active users.
According to the company, it grew to its current figure from 100-million monthly active users less than a year ago.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Truecaller, Alan Mamedi noted that close to a decade ago, he set out to solve what he thought was a simple problem how to figure out who these unknown numbers belong to that keeps calling us little did he know how big of a problem that actually was in all corners of the world
According to him with the proliferation of new and advanced technologies that are ever evolving, Truecaller has also come a long way from simple beginnings as a Caller ID and spam blocking app, to a fully-fledged communications platform with calls, SMS, flash messages.
In his words:
“ We could never have predicted that Truecaller would become an indispensable resource for women ’s safety in many countries; or that it would be used for e-commerce and courier services around the globe to facilitate the difficult last mile of delivery, or allow more people to experience a data-only product in offline mode.”
Truecaller was initially conceived as a call blocking app, filtering spam numbers from users’ call logs. But it has changed a lot as It now filters spam SMS in addition to facilitating payments in some territories and an offering host of other niche services.