EFY Times  
Saturday, November 01, 2014

 
GO
 
 
Now Avoid Unwanted Calls Without Offending The Caller!
 
Home >> Telecom >> Features
 
 

Now Avoid Unwanted Calls Without Offending The Caller!

Unwanted mobile calls? Now you get to decide who should reach you on your mobile and who doesn't. Here's an application that gives you all the privacy you need without offending the caller!

Ring! You check the number. Oh, it's that call which you don't want to pick up now. But the caller is so sensitive that you need to pick up or else it'll appear as an offence. Cursing mobile phones and its reachability, you pick up the phone. Has this happened to you before? Well, here comes an application that could bail you out from such situations.

Now YOU get to decide who should reach you and who should not. XBLOCKR - an application developed by Bengaluru-based Aquilonis enables users avoid unwanted calls discreetly, without offending the callers.

A Comprehensive Call Management System

When someone calls you and you intentionally disconnect the phone, the caller will feel offended. With this application, you can avert this.

"XBLOCKR is a comprehensive call management system that filters calls properly, on the-fly. When you receive a call you can decide what you want to do with the call," explains Rahuldev Rajguru, co-founder & CEO, Aquilonis.

The application provides three features - duck, drop and divert. If you are in a meeting and expecting a call from your client, you can configure an SMS saying you're in a meeting and will call back as soon as its over-- which will be send when you duck the call. But at the same time if you get a sales call or some calls which you do not wish to attend at all, then you may drop the call. This feature simulates a response similar to that of a network error. And if you receive any official calls when you are away on your vacation / roaming, you may even divert the incoming call to one of your colleagues.

Duck, drop or divert

The application provides three features - duck, drop and divert.

When you duck an incoming call, the call will get disconnected. If you have configured your voicemail box, the caller will be directed there. The next step in this feature is the duck & SMS option which allows you to disconnect the call and automatically send a customised text message back to the caller.

f you see that you need to avoid a call without offending the caller, the drop feature of this application might be the one function for you. This feature simulates a response similar to that of a network error. In real, the call will be automatically picked up for a moment and then disconnected giving the caller the illusion that there's some network problem.

Has it happened to you that you were disturbed by official calls when you were enjoying your vacation? With this application when you divert an incoming call, the call automatically goes to a predefined number of your choice and some of your colleagues could take it up further.

An operator independent application

XBLOCKR is an operator independent application. This application takes less than 100 KB and runs on handsets. There's no network dependency. "Since it's a device controlled application and not an operator controlled, the user gets an upper hand", says Rajguru.

The application is compatible with mobile platforms including Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows. "We selected these 3 platforms since it's easy to develop. Our objective is to cover as many platforms and handsets as possible. We are currently working on the Android SDK which would be completed in another 2-3 months , depending on the time required for R&D ", exlpains Rajguru.

First of its kind of application from India

Aquilonis claims itself to be the the first Indian company to come up with such a comprehensive call management system. Launched in February 2010, this application is priced at Rs 349 for Indian customers.

"We are targeting Indian and overseas customers. Many international products come around $15- $30 ( Rs 700 - Rs 1400 ). We offer our products at Rs 349 to Indian customers and $20 (Rs 900) to foreign customers. All our competitors have static products and don't offer facilities on the fly. In our products everything happens at real time ", explains Rajguru. One licence costs Rs 349 and is allocated to one handset. If you change your handset you need to get a new licence.

"We have doctors, students, execs, etc., using this application. The USP is the ability to manage calls on the fly. Majority of our users use this application for DND facility where except for pre-defined special numbers no other caller can reach you," explains Rajguru.

What's in the offing?

"Our next upgrade will be to manage SMS / outgoing calls. If you make a call and find that the number is busy, a pre-recorded SMS like "I tried to reach you. Please call me back" will be sent automatically to the caller, "says Rajguru.

One shortcoming with this product now is that calls in the queue cannot be managed, i.e., if you are already on a call and you receive a second call which you want to drop, you cannot. "We are working on it. No drop facility is available as of now. Only duck and SMS will work for call-queuing which can be used as an alternative," explains Rajguru.

--Sherin Noordheen

 
 
Rate this news:  (6 Votes)

Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 8360)
Share
 
 
 
Telecom News
   
NIIT And IEEE Enter Into A Global Alliance To Enhance Employability Of Engineers
Tata Docomo Launches ‘Club Premier’ For Its channel Partners
Gemalto Dramatically Simplifies Global Rollout For Swiss Connected Watch
Alcatel-Lucent And MTN Nigeria To Boost Connectivity In Africa’s Most Populous Nation With Ultra-Broadband 100G Fiber-Optic Data Network
Mobile Tariffs Likely To Increase After February'15!
 
Most popular
 

Daily

Weekly

Canonical Releases Ubuntu 14.10!
Canonical Releases Ubuntu 14.10!
Wipro To Hire 10,000 People For Open Source Program! Apply Here...
Top 10 Programmers Of All Time!
Open Source India 2014: 9 Tracks, 40+ Speakers And 7 Workshops
Ebola Virus Reaches Internet World In Form Of Cyber Attacks!
Android KitKat Vs Lollipop: Here's The Difference!
Innovation Direct At Forefront Of Marketing Efforts For Ferris Emergency App Invention
India's Cheapest Portable Washing Machine Is Here, For Just Rs 2,700!
Samsung Launches Galaxy Mega 2 Smartphone In India
TCS Focusing On Softskills Development Of Employees
Must-Follow Tips While Buying Online!
Diwali Disocunt Offer On 10 Smartphones From Top Brands
10 Hottest Skills An IT Professional Requires In This Demanding Market
Know The 10 Possibilities In The Future Programming World
Bangalore City Is India's First Wi-Fi Connected Railway Station!
Google's New Inbox Enriches Email Experience
 
   

Overall

Agility Systems Deals in:

Document Management System for law firms
Features
10 Most Powerful Apache Directives And Modules
There are lots of modules for an Apache Web server but you must know which are the best ones. Here is a list of the best 10 flexible modules for Apach...
7 Steps To Follow While Detecting Memory Leaks In Java
Detecting a memory leak, verifying it and debugging the same require some certain steps which you need to follow....
10 Things You Need To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.10
Here we'll talk about the most important 10 things which you can't miss out, after installing the latest Ubuntu version....
10 Best JavaScript Libraries For Data Visualisations
Here is a list of top 10 JavaScript libraries for web projects....
9 Excellent Free Code Editors For Android
There are tons of code editors available in the market for Android programmers but it's not always easy to choose the right one. So here we have liste...
10 Useful Bootstrap Editors To Build Responsive Websites
Each editor is different but all of them feature some drag and drop facility through a huge library of components. ...
10 Tips For Developers To Speed Up Websites
The easiest way is to reduce HTTP requests, which can be done through front-end development....
Top 10 Free Rich Text Editors For Developers
There are tons of rich text editors available on Internet but you need to find out the best ones to improve your development skills....
10 Best Tools For Creating And Prototyping Mobile Apps
Here we'll provide a list of 10 best available resources to help you in creating websites, web apps and mobile apps which can be used for prototyping ...
10 Hottest Skills An IT Professional Requires In This Demanding Market
With the fastest growing IT industry, required IT skills are also growing at the fastest possible way. Take a look at the top 10 list here....
8 Best Markdown Editors With Support To Google Drive, Dropbox
The likes of Google Drive always don't support Markdown documents which causes huge pain for the users but thanks to those tools which come in to fill...
Boost Security Of Your WiFi Network With Kali Linux: Learn Three Major Steps
Its toolkit allows you to crack Wi-Fi passwords, create false networks and detect vulnerabilities. ...
10 Best Mobile App Analytics Platforms
These tools will tell you how to measure the basics like installs, rankings, revenues, purchases and competitor rankings and how to deal with issues ...
Know The 10 Possibilities In The Future Programming World
The coming years of programming hold several predictions and you should be well aware about how the world of technology is likely to evolve in next fi...
Top 10 Programmers Of All Time!
Here we will recall 10 greatest programmers of all time and their immense contribution....
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
Here is a list of 10 questions that Google just banned from their interviews....
For Enjay, Open Source Technology Is A Way Of Life
An entirely open source-based company, Enjay IT Solutions, has built itself a reputation in the OSS domain....
Switching To Tizen Doesn’t Mean We Are Abandoning Android: Samsung
The company has worked to build Tizen up from scratch and has now introduced it to developers and the general public with its latest range of wearable...
Venturing Into The Cloud? Develop A Customised Cloud Strategy First!
Diksha P Gupta speaks to Rushikesh Jadhav, cloud evangelist, ESDS Software Solution Pvt Ltd, on how the cloud has changed the way compan...
HTC Is Strong And There Are No Plans Of Sale Now Or In Future, Says HTC's Senior Director-Marketing
Atithya Amaresh from EFYTimes had an exclusive chat with Sirpa H. Ikola, senior director, Marketing, South Asia, HTC about its devices and its plans w...
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2014 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions