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Truecaller Extends its Developer Program to Kenya

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Truecaller, a smartphone application that features caller-identification, call-blocking, flash-messaging, and call-recording has announced that it has extended its developer program to Kenya.

The Developer Program according to Truecaller enables 3rd party app developers, digital businesses and startups in the East African country to utilize its free Software Development Kit (SDK) to instantly verify users on their apps by utilizing their Truecaller account details with a one-touch and One Time Password (OTP).

On the performance of Truecaller in Africa with Kenya-serving as its headquarters, the company said it has witnessed extraordinary traction in the region adding that it already has more than 23 million daily active users in the continent.

According to Truecaller, the service is identifying more than 1.1 billion calls on a monthly basis whereas 100 million of these calls are spam or scam-related-a 120% increase compared to last year.

The company also revealed that it has more than 1.5 million daily active users in Kenya and the app is blocking and filtering out more than 8.2 million calls (86% increase compared to last year,) and 17 million spam SMS on a monthly basis (21% increase compared to last year) in the country.

“With this phenomenal growth that we are seeing, we want to increase our footprint and expand our local team here in Kenya to cater to this growth. Moving forward our ambition is to engage more deeply with the local startup community to help them grow their products by leveraging the Truecaller platform,” said Zakaria Hersi, Director of Partnerships, Africa at Truecaller.

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