Undoubtedly, most users of modern smartphones or tablets, which offer a fairly wide range of opportunities for communication, have come across programs like Caller ID. Sometimes they are called ID-Caller. What is it and how to work with such programs, now we will discuss. In addition to considering the main technologies, we will try to give a couple of simple tips on using this type of software.
Caller ID (ID-Caller): what is it?
Before talking about the "android" application itself, we should talk a little about the technology that is used in this case.
If you look at the decoding of the term ID-Caller itself, it's easy to understand what it is. In principle, this combination can be translated as "identifier or identifier of the caller". Some may think that this is the simplest number identification system. This is not true. It uses completely different technologies.
How did it all start and how does it work?
The original idea for this technology came from Caroline A. Doughty. The new development itself was at that time part of the Telcos program, which was trying to profit from providing subscribers with services to identify and identify incoming calls.
Without going into technical aspects, it can be noted that today there are two types of technologies on which any software called ID-Caller works. What is it, let's try to figure it out. But both involve sending and receiving data at a fixed time interval.
The generally accepted Caller ID standard is to return a call with the number of the caller, the date and time of the call, or an error in case of failure. The second option (extended) sends the so-called directive data, but without specifying the subscriber number.
In this regard, when such technology was introduced around the world in 1995, a natural question arose about the violation of the confidentiality of telephone conversations and the violation of human rights. However, in 1987, still "raw" technology was tested by the Bell telephone company from New Jersey.
Caller ID/Caller ID: what's the difference?
Some users of the so-called "dialers" are convinced that determining the number of a caller in a mobile operator's network and a subscriber in a standard telephone network is one and the same. Nothing like that!
AON (automatic identification in standard telephone networks) determines the number only after connecting with the subscriber. That is, when long beeps are heard in the receiver,it's just a sham. They are generated by the phone itself (by the way, call charges are already in progress).
In the case of Caller ID, identification is made even before the connection while waiting for a call from the incoming party. Simply put, the contact is first initialized at the connection level, and then the subscriber is given a choice: to accept the call or not.
If the identifier does not determine anything from registered networks or the phone book, only the number is issued (often with the location of the caller).
Some misconceptions about Caller ID apps
Now let's go directly to the applications developed specifically for the Android operating system, which can be installed and used to work on smartphones or tablets. One of the most famous, for example, is Big Caller ID.
But far from all users are clearly aware of the possibilities of programs of this type, believing that they are only designed to display a picture or photo of the caller at the time of the call. Partly so it also is. But the Big Caller ID application, however, like other programs of this level, is capable of more.
A simple example: the user does not have a friend's photo on their phone. How to put a photo on an incoming call? Yes, there is nothing easier! It is enough to synchronize your contacts with any social network where the user has a registration, log in under your account, after which the “avatars” from the social network when calling friends from the list willbe automatically redirected to your mobile device.
Caller ID features when installed on mobile gadgets
No less interesting is a small utility called HD Caller ID. Not to mention the main package of functions, which is standard for most applications of this kind, it is especially worth noting that the main engine of the utility is designed to automatically stretch the subscriber's photo to full screen when a call comes in.
Note: it does not matter at all what the diagonal of the display and what resolution. The program itself determines the set parameters, compares the picture for compliance and, if necessary, adjusts it to the current screen characteristics. In addition, as the name implies, the image is displayed in HD (High Definition) mode.
Some of the most common and most popular programs
Programs for a smartphone of this direction, operating, for example, under the control of the Android OS, are very popular and quite common. Actually, the Play Market service offers quite a few options. However, we note the most popular.
Full Screen Caller ID PRO is a unique utility, also known as Big Caller ID, which has quite interesting things in its functional set. In addition to standard functions, it is able to change the interface of a smartphone or an installed launcher. In this case, when you have to take a call, there is no need to use a slidescroll from left to right. The application installs a single button, by tapping on which you can receive an incoming call.
Ultimate Call Screen HD can be called no less "advanced". Its main "trick" is to cancel an incoming call by simply turning the smartphone screen down.
On the other hand, almost all apps are capable of blocking unwanted calls and creating blacklists, as well as rejecting spam SMS messages and even changing call reception styles.
Instead of afterword
In general, as it is already clear, programs called Caller ID for Android are quite common. However, most users or owners of devices based on this operating system (however, and not only it) for the most part clearly underestimate all the capabilities of applications, being content only with the appearance of a picture or photo of the caller on the screen at the time of the call.
The maximum that beginners are capable of is blocking calls and creating lists of potentially unwanted callers for conversation. But what absolutely no one thinks about is the function of filtering the same SMS messages for spam or advertising. But in vain. Some applications allow you to disable even operator push notifications. And this is already a lot.
Well, there is no need to talk about the fact that there is synchronization with social networks. After all, you won’t store a bunch of photos in your phone with a small amount of internal memory or card memory? They are downloaded from networksautomatically, creating at best only an icon (thumbnail), which takes up an absolute minimum of space on the drive. Actually, the use of such applications in most cases comes down to almost complete automation, well, except that you will have to set the bans manually or select photos in networks, although this is not necessary with the specified mobile number of a friend or girlfriend.