LINE whoscall, a free call-filtering and number management app for Android.
Google Best Apps of 2013 Winner “whoscall” Released on LINE Access a Worldwide Database of Over 600 Million Phone Numbers to Identify Unknown Numbers in Real Time and Protect Against Malicious Sources
LINE, the world’s leading mobile platform with 320 million users worldwide, today announced the release of LINE whoscall, a free call-filtering and number management app for Android developed by Gogolook Co., Ltd., a world leading caller ID service company.
LINE whoscall for Android devices will allow users to identify the source of incoming numbers and filter out unwanted calls and messages. The app is a reworked interface for LINE users based on whoscall, which has been downloaded more than 5 million times worldwide, and was selected for the Google Best Innovation Award of 2013 in eight regions, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
LINE whoscall utilizes a database of over 600 million numbers, including businesses and shops, sourced from the Yellow Pages and other public data resources to automatically identify and display the source of incoming calls and messages as they arrive. This allows users to filter out suspicious numbers before they answer a call or message.
1. Contacts found on mobile devices will not be automatically collected by the LINE whoscall service.
2. The app will not include a feature that offers LINE account authentication on its release. For this reason, messages and calls received inside the LINE app will not be affected by the filtering settings made with LINE whoscall.
LINE whoscall Supported devices: Android
Supported languages: English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Japanese
Supported regions: Global
Service begins: January 9, 2014
For more information, please visit http://whoscall.com
LINE, the world's hottest mobile messaging platform, offers free text and voice messaging, voice calling and group chat with up to 100 people, integrated with various interactive elements such as Stickers, Home & Timeline and Official Accounts. Since its release in June 2011, the cross-platform mobile messenger has been releasing a series of add-on apps that range from games to an anti-virus app. Today, LINE has become a hot cultural icon with 320 million users in 230 countries. LINE has also held the coveted No. 1 spot in the 'free apps' category of app stores in 60 countries. For more information visit: http://line.naver.jp/en/.
About LINE PLUS Corporation
LINE PLUS Corporation, the world's leading mobile platform innovator, is a joint-venture entity between Naver Corporation (former NHN Corporation) and LINE Corporation (former NHN Japan Corporation), newly organized in March 2013. As a global smartphone life platform provider, LINE PLUS services LINE and its family applications to bring together an innovative mobile messaging tool and new communication lifestyle. LINE PLUS Corporation was created to promptly react to the ever-changing mobile messenger market and to strengthen its global business based on the industry expertise of its parent company, which furnishes a wide range of innovative and convenient online services. LINE PLUS Corporation is located in Seoul, Korea. For more information, please visithttp://www.nhncorp.com/nhnen/
Gogolook, founded in 2012, was acquired by Naver Corp. in December, 2013 and joined ranks with one of the world’s most popular messaging apps, LINE, as a sister company. Gogolook has always aspired to create a global contact network of trust. It was the commitment to this visualization and the hopes of creating the ultimate calling experience that whoscall was developed as an unknown number identification and filtering app. whoscall received public praise from Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt and has been awarded multiple international accolades including the Google Best Innovation Award and BNext Award. whoscall has also been featured on TechCrunch and TechInAsia, amongst other global tech media outlets. whoscall currently services over 600 million users worldwide and identifies over 10 million calls daily.