On July 13, 2022, Truecaller launched a brand new app for safe, secure and private audio conversations: Open Doors. After creating Truecaller, which protects people in their digital lives, and the free app Guardians for personal security, the Swedish company is now aiming for a new goal: enabling fun, impromptu and global private conversations. Open Doors will be completely free and available worldwide on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app works seamlessly on both smartphone platforms.
What are Open Houses?
Open Doors is a brand new app that enables secure, real-time global conversations. It is owned and developed by True Software Scandinavia AB, the makers of Truecaller – the world’s most reliable and accurate caller ID and spam blocking service. Open Doors is free, available worldwide, works seamlessly across both mobile platforms, and is designed with privacy and ease of use in mind. True Software Scandinavia AB is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The company was founded in 2009 by Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam.
How does the Open Doors app work?
Open Doors has a simple onboarding process. If you are already a Truecaller user, you can log in with just one click. If you are not a Truecaller user, your phone number will be verified using a missed call or an OTP. The app only needs two permissions: contacts (so you can share Open Doors or connect with people in your contacts who also have Open Doors) and phone permission (needed to have audio conversations) . Participants in a chat can’t see each other’s phone numbers.
As an Open Doors user, you have full control at all times. You can start a conversation and leave at will. Your friends can join conversations when they receive a notification or by clicking on a link you share. At launch, the app’s interface will be available in English, Hindi, Spanish, Latin, and French, with more languages to be added in the future as requested by users.
Once your friend joins the conversation, their friends will also be invited. Thanks to the network effect, you can be reached very quickly by a large number of people. Keep in mind that conversations are real-time and moderated by the community, just like Truecaller. They are not stored anywhere and no one can listen to them without you knowing. We expect participants to foster a safe, inclusive and respectful environment during conversations.
Based on user feedback, we will continue to innovate and add more features to Open Doors. Some innovations that are already in the works, thanks to a small group of beta testers, are the ability to set a close circle of contacts (so that other people in your contacts who have Open Doors don’t always get a notification when you start a conversation), the ability to react to what people say, and precise control over how the app notifies you of new conversations.