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Nimbuzz launches Holaa app that shows caller location, blocks spam calls

India TV News Desk 27 Nov 2014, 9:51:36 AM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Gurgaon-based chat and mobile VoIP provider Nimbuzz has launched its new call management platform called Holaa – a free caller ID app. The new app competes against the popular Truecaller app.

The app lets users to users to see details like the caller's name, photo and location during an incoming call live. It also helps block spam calls from pesky spammers or other unwanted callers.

“On an average, 4 out of 10 calls that a pre-paid mobile user receives are from unknown numbers while 1 out of these 4 unknown calls is a spam call. This makes it one of the mass market needs on smartphones today. Nimbuzz has always tried to address a mass market need, satisfying millions of users. With Nimbuzz we did it for chatting and free voip calls. We hope to do the same with Holaa for call management,” said Vikas Saxena, CEO, Nimbuzz India.

Users of Holaa! can see people's names based on their phone numbers and alerts the registered user if the caller is marked as spam by other members of Holaa! community.

The app also helps users to enrich their phone book by allowing synchronization of Facebook and Google accounts into the phonebook at the same time visually enhancing it by fetching the latest photos. It keeps a tab whenever the user moves away from their home network and notifies if they wish to block calls from unknown numbers.

The app even provides additional information about phonebook contacts, which, users can add to their directory by using the 'Merge' feature.

Users can also share contact information for both phone book contacts and unknown contacts with their friends using a share option allowing the sharing of names, mobile numbers, photos and e-mail addresses.  

 Holaa! is currently available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Persian and Portuguese and will be available on Android devices immediately.