February 2, 2010 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Yankton, South Dakota - The free Fake-A-Call application from Excelltech Mobile, allows users to activate a fake phone call immediately or at a preset time. It can be used as an excuse to get out of uneasy situations or simply trick friends with its realistic conversations.
"Long meetings, first dates, high-pressure salespersons - there are many moments in life that leave us hoping for a phone call. I wanted to make an application that ensured I wouldn't have to leave that call to chance," said Ed Williams, Excelltech Mobile designer.
Apparently he's not the only one who wanted to summon a call at will - the application has been downloaded by over two million people since it's September 2009 release. Reviews left on iTunes credit the application with such things as getting out of work meetings to faking celebrity hookups.
Originally featuring just an incoming call screen, Fake-a-Call has established itself as a top 100 utilities application by providing consistent updates and feature additions. The application now features four fake conversations that engage in common dialogues such as a boss requesting a report or a friend calling for a ride. Users can also record and save their own fake conversations creating more realistic and customized exchanges. Advanced settings including speakerphone, ring tones, and caller name help fool the most skeptical of people.
"We are always looking for ways to make our apps better than the competition," Ed continued. "There are rumors that a new iPhone firmware will support multitasking. We look forward to taking advantage of this and any other way we can make faking a call a little easier." So next time your blind date conveniently gets a work summons from his/her boss, don't be too sure they aren't Fake-A-Calling you!
iPhone and iPod touch 3.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Fake-A-Call Free 3.01 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
Excelltech Mobile has designed over 30 applications for the iPhone and will soon be offering applications for the upcoming Droid phone. The company is dedicated to utilizing mobile technology to deliver useful innovations and entertaining diversions. Copyright (C) 2009 Excelltech. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.