Contactive CallerID Launches Desktop Notifications

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Shows Users Who’s Calling Their Android Phone Right from Their Computer, Even If They’re Away from Their Phone or if the Caller isn’t in Their Address Book

I not only know when I am getting a call, but I now see full profiles of the people calling me right on my desktop, even if they aren’t in my address book.

Contactive, a big data company that focuses on mobile real-time identity, today launches an application that brings caller ID to computers via desktop notifications. The application, which can be downloaded in the Chrome Web Store, syncs with Android telephone numbers. Using Contactive’s big data platform, the notifications that appear as the phone rings give full profiles of whoever is calling, even the number is not in the address book.

“I’ve been testing versions of our desktop notifications app for months now, and they have come to my rescue on several occasions,” said Iñaki Berenguer, Contactive CEO. “You can’t imagine how many times I missed important calls because my phone was on silent, in my bag, or charging on the wall. Now, leveraging Contactive’s global directory of over 600 million telephone numbers, I not only know when I am getting a call, but I now see full profiles of the people calling me, even if they aren’t in my address book.”

Launched last year, Contactive’s free CallerID mobile app is changing the way people decide which calls to answer and which calls to send to voicemail. It provides users with valuable information on unknown numbers in the moment that matters most, right when the phone rings. By automating the process of Googling phone numbers and names, scanning public directories, and rummaging through social network updates, Contactive instantly displays the most vital information about a caller as the call is coming in. Over one million users have installed Contactive, enhancing how they see caller ID on their phones with photos, names, companies, addresses and social updates. “Sifting through terabytes of information and producing a result in real-time is a very complex engineering challenge,” Berenguer explains, “and we have invented a very simple, yet powerful way to do this at scale using our identity graph platform.”

According to Contactive, it takes the average person seven seconds to pick up a call. Contactive gives users precious seconds to decide whether to take a call or personalize the way they pick up their phones and engage in a conversation. “What makes Contactive’s CallerID so popular is that, as opposed to other mobile caller ID apps, our system can identify up to 85% of incoming calls in the US. What’s more, it can display a caller’s identity in less than two seconds”, explains Berenguer. “That’s a big deal. Other mobile caller ID vendors do not offer the same reliability or availability, and can often take twice as long to display the caller’s information.”

To start enjoying enriched caller ID profiles on incoming calls right on your desktop, download the Contactive app in the Chrome Web Store here:

About Contactive
Based out of SoHo in New York City, Contactive helps people see the most complete profile for anyone they interact with during the day, right when it matters – at the time the telephone rings. With Contactive, people make communications more personal and efficient.

Contactive was established in 2013 and launched its Android app in beta in April 2013 to showcase the power of its big data platform applied to online identities, uniting the functionality of the mobile phone with the knowledge of the internet. It aggregates and reorganizes unstructured information from social networks, publicly available sources, corporate operational data, and Contactive’s Global Directory to display caller profiles. The Android app and the Chrome app are available for free.

Press Contact:
John-David Brown | Online Communities Manager
john-david(at)contactive(dot)com | (209) 986-7777

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