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WhitePages app gets an update. And yes, WhitePages has an app.

Marc Sanchez Aug 8, 2012

No the app can’t prop open your door like the phone books of yore. And it doesn’t have a “random” function that will help you figure out who to crank call. What the WhitePages app has been showing users is who’s calling them. In other words, caller ID. The company’s app is actually called Current Caller ID, and the nifty part of the update is the all the social media updates you’ll now be able to see about an incoming caller.

All Things D writes:

[The] app that integrates with social networks to show a caller’s recent status updates on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. It also displays an infographic on the caller’s relationship to the recipient, to help the user decide if he or she wants to answer.

The app draws on your social connections as well as over 200 million U.S. adult listings that WhitePages has in its database. It may not seem like much, but knowing more about who’s calling could come in handy.

Lifehacker says:

If you miss a call, you can use Current Caller ID to see how you and the other person communicate—whether it’s through calls, emails, or texts, and pick the method that works for the way you interact. The app will even tell you the best time of day to call or text so you’ll get a response (or won’t get a response, if you’re not looking for one!)

For now, the app is Android-only. No word on if/when an iPhone version will be available.

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