Ever felt like throwing your smartphone in disguise after receiving repetitive calls from customer care? Or ever missed a genuine call thinking it as promotional? Yes i know. The answer has to be a yes.
To all these miseries the answer is an app called Contactive. It does many things and i would like to start from the very primary thing, that is, integrating your address book (on the phone) with the social media services like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and LinkedIN and the list is too long. You should be asking what for? Answer is to make your conversation more appropriate. How? Its like whenever someone from your network calls, you not only see his name calling but also information like his latest updates on Facebook and Twitter, your last conversation with that person and many other things.
But the utility of Contactive doesn’t end here. Whenever a call strikes on your phone Contactive first searches on your phone address book and in your social networks and if unable to find there, it searches the entire web and tries to associate numbers with the relevant matches. I came to know of the call from my Internet Service Provider before picking it up because Contactive did the right search for me. And the best part you get it in real time.
To use Contactive, you need to first sign up for it. Thanks to its support for Google and Facebook, you can log in with these too and get started in few minutes. Contactive basically unifies your address book into a complete and merged social hub. If you open a contact in the app, every social media profile associated with that will be accessible with a tap. You can whats’app that person or tweet him or read his latest update on Facebook, viber him and what not.
In terms of comparison with other similar apps, like CallApp, which has approximately similar functions, the Contactive app for android feels more polished and accurate. The way it fills your calling screen with additional info about the caller (in real time), without actually populating it, is what makes it stand out of the crowd.
Keeping its price in mind (which is of course free) i feel it deserves a place in your phone.