Should I Answer? - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Yes, of course. Our company reaches back to the 8-bits computers era, with many projects already that time. For the last 10 years we are dealing with security applications, starting with Windows apps, continuing with producing apps for mobile phones both on Android devices and iOS. Our actual flagship, the "Should I Answer" project is targeting those being bothered by telemarketing, unsolicited and nuisance calls, developed to stop such calls and/or just inform the user who is calling according to the community database.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

Well, there are a few things that developer must decide at the start, before writing a single line of code. The main thing is possibly to be sure what target audience to use and in which way. The computing technology and the smartphones area is developing so quickly that the majority of users are not able to use all the features it brings. So the main part of this preliminary work was to do a thorough research of our potential users.

A database architect, data manager, and human resources manager in the 'Mister Group s.r.o'.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

That would be mainly the apps used for making the life easier, from maps, GPS, locators, but also apps for wellness and self development.

How long have you been working on this app?

The development of our first version started back in 2013. In the year 2019, we are releasing our latest version, and because the changes come regularly both on the Android and iOS platforms, but also in the way how people are willing to use the smartphones, this development is possibly endless.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

Our primary target was to stop the unfair telemarketing practices. Robocalls are a very easy way to steal some of your time or even money. This is something we would like to prevent.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

There is definitely at least one thing about our app which makes it worthy of mention - the global database, which enables the app to work even offline and protect the user in every country possible. Our reviews are composed of many sources, the biggest one is our users - they all can write a review for phone numbers, giving the timely information to the community. Secondly, but probably with the same level of importance, is the privacy - our application doesn't touch any of the user's data, doesn't send them anywhere, no 3rd party is able to use our app as a source of personal data - we take the responsibility for users' privacy very seriously.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

In the future, with newer versions of the app, new features will be added. Our development plan is pretty wide, from wider community functions, through family functions among the family members, to wider personalization of the app - providing the users with wider possibilities of different settings according to their needs, either for using the app in normal life or in the business.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Use our app to share your experience with unfair telemarketing - this is the only working way to stop them, and the reason why the "Don't call me" registry does not work globally. If you have any suggestion for improving our service, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Should I Answer?

About App: Should I Answer is a free mobile security application protecting you against unsolicited, expensive, unwanted or unknown calls. Should I answer the call? This question can come into mind of every person who sees an unknown incoming call. Each of us had (or will have) the opportunity to face the unsolicited call, telemarketing campaign, advertisement or some kind of fraud call. How should we find out that the calling number is harmless and answering it will not cost us tens of minutes of precious time or significant amount of money? The Should I Answer app answers it all! Notification and Blocking Features: • Displays incoming phone number's rating immediately when phone starts ringing. • Works offline - uses offline rating database (internet connection not needed). • Blocks calls from hidden numbers. • Blocks calls to (from) premium rate numbers, foreign countries and negatively rated numbers.
• Never blocks or touches any number from your contact list! Important: If you have Android version 6 or higher, consider using the brand new app version with simpler user interface, full dialer functionality and better support of newer Android versions - can be downloaded at here.

Categories: Communication

Date: December 27, 2018

Developer: Michal Kolisek

About developer: A database architect, data manager, and human resources manager in the 'Mist ... Read more

Website: http://www.shouldianswer.net

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