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Truedialer is adding a busy dot, letting you know when other users are around

The team behind Truedialer have been trying to change the way we look at the one app most people don't really think about, and so far the results have been impressive. Truedialer replaces the outdated notion of a Caller ID with realtime information about interactions with spam numbers, relevant information for callers while the call is coming in, and a slick interface for replacing the dialer that came with your phone.

Today the Truedialer folks are leveraging their huge userbase to roll out a new live busy signal feature, making it so you know another Truedialer user is available before you place the call.

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The new update to the Truedialer app keeps an eye on your current status, which you'll see reflected as a green dot when you're completely available. If your calendar has an event where you've indicated you don't want to be disturbed, or you've got No Interruptions enabled on your phone, that status light will be red. This status light can be seen by other Truedialer users with your number, so when they go to call you that indicator will appear next to your name as a clear warning you aren't around.

If you need to reach someone as soon as they are available, Truedialer has a button for that.

If you need to reach someone as soon as they are available, Truedialer has a button for that. You can now ask to be notified when someone's notification light goes from red to green, letting you know they are ready to receive calls.

If you're already a Truedialer user, expect this update to start rolling out today. After having used the app for a couple of days now, the new features work exactly as advertised. The only thing missing is some kind of filter, a way to make it so you appear available to a select group of friends and family when you aren't available to everyone else, but it's not as though the feature stops calls from coming in so it's not a huge need out of the box. If you've been looking for more out of your dialer or contacts manager, Truedialer is worth a closer look.

Russell is a Contributing Editor at Android Central. He's a former server admin who has been using Android since the HTC G1, and quite literally wrote the book on Android tablets. You can usually find him chasing the next tech trend, much to the pain of his wallet. Find him on Facebook and Twitter

10 Comments
  • Sorry for the question, but is it safe to use this?
  • I have been using both TrueCaller and TrueDialer. for about a year. They are safe to use.
  • Hey! Thanks for sharing your feedback and glad that you been using our apps for a long to me, seems like you enjoy them :) Just in case you missed, we have a third app out named Truemessenger! Try that and see what you think. /Kamran
  • Thanks for sharing Posted via the Samsung Note 4
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  • I use do not disturb mode if I'm not renting wanting to be bothered, (Nights Keeper to be exact)/and most phones can block callers these days but I use Phone Fusion aka visual voicemail plus for that since it includes going to straight to voicemail or not going to it all. Posted via the GS6 Active, aka GS6 M.E. (Manly Edition)
  • It seems some days I'm saying to myself, "that sounds cool, wish I came up with it!" Today is another one of those days. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah it's a cool app with a lot of privacy issues. Truedialer is building a huge contacts database using contacts from every user's phone. Look at the permissions for the apps. It's probably too late for most of us though, because someone we know has probably installed this app.
  • I hear you, a few of my contacts have jumped on board Posted via the Android Central App
  • A bit scary but the app sure is nice. How do they make money?