Who Dat? – Caller ID Lookup
Sep 17, 2013 12:19 PM –
Who Dat? – Caller ID Lookup is well… a caller ID app. It’ll retrieve the real identity associated to unknown callers hitting your line. Is it worth the five dollar price tag? Let’s find out in the review!
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S4
Pros & Cons:
- Expensive in comparison to features offered.
Who Dat? – Caller ID Lookup for a flat free joins many other caller ID apps in Google Play (many of those have a free trial and upsell later.) Yet unlike these apps it is very limited in features, though executes those well with accuracy. As someone calls, you still get your normal call screen (interface depends on your phone maker) yet you see a line of text with caller’s identification pulling from national databases. There is a dedicated call history feature as well, from this screen you can easily add to your phone’s contacts. The developers state it will not lookup contacts already in your list but I found it will pull all callers info (see screenshot below). The few gripes I have are the limitations on customizing the interface. You can change font color, increase font size, and text position however the controls are just a simple slider with no visuals to show you how the change will look. Lastly, names are commonly shown as “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME” with no method to configure this otherwise.
Who Dat Caller ID Lookup – Stock Android
Who Dat Caller ID Lookup – on Galaxy S4
Who Dat Caller ID Lookup – Settings
Caller ID has proven itself to be very useful over the years, and this app is no exception. With many apps offering free trials or monthly subscriptions, a flat fee solution is a far better solution for consumers.
Ease of Use & Frequently Used:
Once installed the app should be automatically enabled (there is an off switch as well). It works every time you receive a call, pinging the web for accurate identification info.
Maybe I’ve gotten used to how competing caller ID apps tap into the call screen in a more aesthetic way and prefer that, this is where Who Dat falters a bit as customization is limited. It also does not integrate identified info into your caller log as others do, yet keeps it within the app itself.