Truecaller is coming to CcHUB on November 2nd for their big African launch event! With the tremendous growth Truecaller has had across Africa in the past two years, the team decided to open an office and expand into Africa!
The event will consist of a fireside chat with Truecaller Chief Commercial Officer, Ted Nelson, Director of Communications, Kim Fai Kok, and Director and Head of Worldwide Developer and Startup Relations, Priyam Bose. They will be discussing the Truecaller story, their interest in the African startup scene, and their plans for expansion.
The Truecaller app has already more than 50 million users in Africa, and is helping Africans block more than half a billion spam calls on a monthly basis in the region, and more than 50% of all messages being filtered is considered as spam. Recently, they have been nominated for “Best African App” for Apps Africa Innovation Awards, and AfricaCom for “Most Innovative Service.”
In the excitement of launching their Developer Program, Truecaller has also taken up a challenge for Nigerian startups and developers to win $4,000 in Truecaller ad-spending by showcasing the most innovative way Truecaller SDK can be utilized in their app! See details below.
To sign up for Truecaller’s launch event at CcHUB, please RSVP here by November 1st.
Calling all developers to win big!
On the launch of the Developer Program, we’re having a contest to find developers and startups that are showcasing the most innovative way Truecaller SDK can be utilized in their app. First prize consists of $4,000 in ads spending on the Truecaller platform. Second and third winner will win $2,000, and $1,000 in ads spending.
What is Truecaller SDK?
A phone number is much more than a way to connect — it’s an identity. Truecaller offers a unique tool, Truecaller SDK, for any app developer that wants to minimize the friction and complexity of getting new users on-board. No more One Time Password (OTP) verification or users dropping off. Truecaller SDK helps end users quickly and effortlessly utilize their Truecaller credentials to sign-up with one-touch to third-party apps with their phone number. Save your time and resources. Truecaller SDK will help drastically reduce costs, improve the overall quality of your community (no more spam accounts) and accelerate global user growth.
Benefit for you: Save your time and resources and focus on your core product. Truecaller SDK is free to use, quick and easy to integrate, helps in drastically reduce your phone# based user verifications costs, improve the overall quality of your on boarded users (no more spam accounts). It enables to accelerate global user growth and help build more trust in your product!
Who can apply for this contest?
Professional Mobile App developers, digital/mobile startups having live published native apps on Android and iOS. Apps must be live in Africa, and developers/startups need to be a native of and headquartered in Africa.
Step 1: Sign up here: https://developer.truecaller.com/auth/register
Step 2: Create a mock-ups and proof of concept of how Truecaller SDK is being integrated into your service
Step 3: Send mock-ups to email@example.com with:
- App Name
- Brief description of your already published mobile app
- Phone number of contact
- Link to the live app on Google Play and/or Apple App Store
- Enclose the design mockups with well-documented steps explaining the flow as an attachment
Application deadline is Tuesday, 31st October 2017 at 11:59 pm Lagos time.
For any inquiries or queries on creating Truecaller developer account, support, Truecaller SDK flow design mocks, integration documentation –please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and Conditions
The evaluation of entries will be based on reviewing your app as a product, the problem it is solving, the category it is serving, current scale, innovative use of Truecaller SDK in your app flow as submitted in design mocks, app store performance, etc.
The judgement and declaring the winners will be at the sole discretion of Truecaller and CcHUB jury team based post the evaluation of entries.
The winners will be mentored by Truecaller Developer Relations team on their app product and to also make/update their apps live on App Stores with Truecaller SDK integration on Android and/or iOS platform within 2 weeks of winning the contest. Once we have the winner announced, we will follow up directly with the winners to coordinate their advertising spend.