Sunday, October 23, 2011

SmartDial 2.3 is now available at Android Market

SmartDial v2.3 is now LIVE with new features.
  • Disable SmartDial without uninstalling when you uncheck all calling cards.
  • Long Press (tap and hold) on a calling card to copy, edit or delete the calling card.
If it doesn't work on your phone, please email us at support@tapas-apps.com to let us help you. Know more about SmartDial at www.tapas-apps.com or Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GetSmartDial to suggest new features, critique or just comment.
Additionally, SmartDial no longer supports Vonage, due to the introduction of captha for authentication by Vonage during call forwarding.

Get it on Google Play

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Vonage introduces captcha to disable automated call-forwarding

After standing by silently, while numerous mobile apps (including SmartDial) utilized the call-forwarding feature to dial Int'l numbers via Vonage from mobile phones, Vonage has now introduced captcha to disable automated call-forwarding. However, in response to overwhelming usage to call from mobiles, Vonage now has 'Extensions', by which you can extend cheap Vonage dial-out rates to your mobiles phones, as shown below.
Additional extension phones can be added for a monthly fee of $10. How to make international calls using your Extensions:

  1. Dial your access number from your registered phone.
  2. Enter your PIN.
  3. Dial the international destination number.

Vonage Extension can be added to SmartDial as a calling card. This lets you dial right from the address book, and reflects the dialed contact in the call log instead of the access number. To be fair, Vonage also has a similar Android app called "Vonage Extensions" available on the Android Market here. However, SmartDial offers the following advantages over Vonage's app.

  1. Lets you email yourself a copy of the call log for record keeping purposes.
  2. Lets you add additional calling cards that offer rates far less than what Vonage does to some countries. You get to pick the calling card used to make the call.
  3. Prompt customer support for setting up the app and resolve issues if any.

Friday, September 9, 2011

SmartDial 2.2 is now available at Android Market


SmartDial v2.2 is now LIVE. A previous feature of calling via Vonage by auto-forwarding dialed number has been discontinued due to changes on Vonage website. However, Vonage extensions can still be used. Visit www.vonage.com/features.php?feature=vonage_extensions for more info

Get your copy of SmartDial on the Android Market at https://market.android.com/details?id=com.tapasapps.smartdial

Saturday, September 3, 2011

SmartDial 2.1 is now available at Android Market

SmartDial is a calling card manager. Install the app and store the different calling cards you plan to use to dial different countries. To dial an international number, just pick the contact in your address book and hit dial. You do not need to open the SmartDial app to make calls.

SmartDial v2.1 is now better and smarter.

1. Support for dialing codes containing special characters such as '*' and '#', generally used in connection with PBX
2. Set a default calling card when presented with a list of calling cards after dialing number. This can be done, by tapping and holding the calling card in the menu.
3. Upgrade to premium access to suppress Ads and get a cleaner look. Paid members will continue to enjoy premium accesss ever after switching phones if they retain prior Google account.

Update for Vonage Users in USA:
Vonage can now be used as a calling card to dial out from your mobile using Extensions. You can enjoy the benefits of Extensions with the convenience offered by SmartDial. To know more about extensions, visit http://www.vonage.com/features.php?feature=vonage_extensions

Get your copy of SmartDial on the Android Market at https://market.android.com/details?id=com.tapasapps.smartdial

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SmartDial 2.0 now available at Amazon Appstore

I have just received approval from Amazon to include SmartDial 2.0 in their appstore. Check it out at the Amazon Appstore.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SmartDial now has a Facebook page

The Facebook page for SmartDial offers an opportunity for interaction with SmartDial developers and other users, resulting in higher engagement. Users may pitch in suggestions and comments. And the ones that are most supported by others may make it into the next iteration of SmartDial.

Friday, April 29, 2011

SmartDial 2.0 is now available at Android Market

SmartDial 2.0 is now available with the following features
* Long distance calling via your Vonage home phone (US Vonage users only for now)
* Multiple Prefixes
* Options to add such as 'Language Selection', 'Place call' if calling cards ask for it in addition to PIN
* Lets you specify numbers to ignore calling cards
* Displays a menu afer dialing, to pick a card from multiple cards to place the call through
* Call log for quick reference and lets you email it


Friday, March 25, 2011

SmartDial 1.0 is now Live at Amazon Appstore

The newest appstore on the block, the Amazon Appstore now has SmartDial 1.0. Amazon has been kind enough to put in a few more words about SmartDial's features, as follows.
  • Quit fumbling for calling card and PIN numbers to make calls
  • Keep all your calling cards set up within the app
  • Track actual numbers called through the call log
Amazon appstore went live on March 22, 2011 and it's main selling point is that they offer a paid app for free every day. Check it out at Amazon Appstore

Sunday, March 6, 2011

SmartDial Android App 1.0

Do you use a calling card to call friends out of your home country? Ever find the ordeal of dialing the calling card number, may be, followed by the PIN and then the destination number frustrating. Get SmartDial. Your solution to managing calling cards and making calling super easy. Just dial the destination number and you are done.

Install the app and do a one-time setup of your calling cards. Specify the prefix of the dialed number that you want the calling card to pick up, the card access number, PIN, and other details. SmartDial is intelligent to pick the right card that best fits the number you dialed. Even the call log will display the number you actually dialed and not the calling card number. Just dial the number and talk.

Do you find something missing in the app? Does the app not work for you? Send in your comments and suggestions and we will work on them.

Available in EspaƱol too. Happy Talking !!!!

SmartDial can be downloaded at the Android Market here.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

FlashLight Android App 1.3

Earlier versions could only run on devices running Android 2.2 and higher. This update now adds support to devices carrying Android 2.1-update1. Based on the number of Android devices that have accessed Android Market within a 14-day period ending on 02/02/11, 31.4% of the devices run Android 2.1. FlashLight 1.3 is now available at the Android Market.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

FlashLight Android App 1.2

We have now released version 1.2 with the ability to turn off the flashlight by shaking the phone. We believe that this is a more intuitive and easier way to turn a 'Flashlight' off rather than clicking a button on a device.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

FlashLight Android App 1.1

Just 4 days after we released FlashLight 1.0, we now have FlashLight 1.1 available at the Android Market. This version brings a new logo with a cleaner image and displays non-intrusive Ads to support development. Comments and suggestions to improve this app are welcome as always.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

“Real artists ship.” — Steve Jobs, 1983

This day is special to us at Tapas. Later, tonight a 1.0 version of Flashlight app for Android devices will be released. This app is very beta and bare to the bones. But we are not embarrassed to release it in this form. We plan to iterate quickly adding newer and user-friendly features while trying not to overwhelm the user with settings and non-intuitive GUIs.

Flashlight Android App

Turn on your screen at maximum brightness to find your way in the dark. Once turned on, your screen doesn't timeout unless either the home or the back button is pressed. This app is simple and it just works. Tap the app and you are ready to go.

Available at Android Market here

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Terms of Service

Acceptance of Terms of Software
The following sets forth the agreement (this “Agreement”) between you and Tapas Apps under which you may download and use any product/service developed by Tapas Apps. Here forth in this Agreement, Tapas Apps Software will refer to any service, software, mobile and desktop application, web-app developed by TAPAS APPS.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, PRIOR TO DOWNLOADING AND USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, WITHOUT MODIFICATION. BY USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.

You can review the most current version of this Agreement by visiting www.tapas-apps.com. The most current version will supersede all previous versions. By continuing to use the Tapas Apps’ Service/Software/App after changes are made, you agree to be bound by such changes.

Use of the Software Generally
Provided that you otherwise fully comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and upon your payment of the applicable fees (if any), we grant to you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sublicensable license to use the Software on one mobile device solely as set forth herein.

Restrictions
Except as expressly authorized herein, you agree to the following restrictions:
(a) You may not use, copy, modify, translate, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, reproduce, or transfer the right to use the Software except as expressly provided in this Agreement.
(b) You may not distribute, sell, resell, sublicense, rent, lease, share, or lend the Software.
(c) You may not reverse engineer, reverse compile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software or create derivative works based on the Software.
(d) You agree that you shall only use the Tapas Apps Software in a manner that complies with all applicable laws in the jurisdiction in which you use the Tapas Apps Software, including, but not limited to, applicable restrictions concerning privacy, copyright and other intellectual property rights.
(e) You agree not to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, usurp, modify or limit the functionality of the Tapas Apps Software or any computer software, hardware, telecommunications equipment or other equipment or devices associated with the Tapas Apps Software. You also agree not to interfere with the servers, networks or other devices or equipment connected to or used in connection with the Tapas Apps Software or to violate any of the procedures, policies or regulations of such networks, devices or equipment, or of any Software providers associated with or connected to the Tapas Apps Software.
(f) We do not promote, recommend or condone use of the Tapas Apps Software during other activities, such as the operation of machinery, driving of vehicles, where there is any risk of accident. You agree not to use the Tapas Apps Software during such activities.
(g) Unless otherwise specifically provided by us, our licence to you under these Terms is personal to you and allows you to access and use the Tapas Apps Software only on the device on which the software was first installed. The licence is not transferrable to another person or another Device without our agreement.

Other Charges
In connection with your use of the Tapas Apps Software, you may be subject to charges imposed by your wireless or other applicable carrier. Payment of such charges is solely your responsibility.
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Automatic Updates
Tapas Apps may automatically provide your Software with updates/upgrades in order to keep your Software up-to-date.
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You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and release Tapas Apps, its developers, from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including attorney’s fees, arising out of (i) your use or misuse of the Tapas Apps Software, (ii) breach of any of this Agreement , (iii) your violation of any applicable law or the rights of any other person or entity, or (iv) the display, playback, publishing, hosting, sharing and/or selling or other distribution of any content made available through or by the Tapas Apps Software. Tapas Apps reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.
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Your rights under this Agreement will automatically terminate without notice from Tapas Apps if you fail to comply with any term of this Agreement. In case of such termination, you must cease all use of the Software and Tapas Apps may immediately restrict your access to the Tapas Apps Software.

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