SOURCE: 3scale


May 22, 2013 10:02 ET

Truecaller Partners With 3scale to Launch Their API

3scale Empowers Truecaller API to Make It Easy to Connect a Name to a Phone Number

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) -  Truecaller, the world's largest collaborative phone directory, selected 3scale (, the creator of Out-of-the-Box API management infrastructure, to launch, manage and productize the Truecaller Program Application Interface (API).

Truecaller launches today a new API, powered by 3scale, which will make it possible for third parties to search among over 600 million phone numbers worldwide.

The API allows for reverse number lookup, returns a "Spam score" to indicate if the number is a likely spammer (telesales or robocalls), and a "True score" to indicate how important the number is. The Truecaller API does not include name search, which will remain a mobile app feature only, preventing this way an inappropriate usage of the data.

3scale helps companies like Truecaller to remove obstacles to adoption and to unleash the power of their API. "We chose 3scale's API solution to benefit the out-of-box experience with portal API management, billing integration and of course the possibility to scale and grow together with them," says Alan Mamedi, co-founder and CEO at Truecaller.

3scale powers 200+ APIs and has over 85,000 developers writing applications using these APIs. 3scale customers ( are taking advantage of 3scale API Management platform and infrastructure that includes the following:

  • API Access Control & Security
  • API Service Contracts and API Rate Limiting
  • API Analytics & Reporting
  • API Developer Portal & Active Docs
  • API Billing & Payment
  • Total Web Scalability: Unlimited Traffic on your API
  • Premium SLA with Guaranteed Uptime
  • Premium Customer Support
  • High Availability Infrastructure
  • Developer outreach

"World-class data providers like Truecaller choose 3scale to open, launch and manage their API because we offer years of experience in productizing our customers' API capabilities," said Guillaume Balas, 3scale CMO. "With our years of API management experience 3scale brings the expertise and solution to help API providers develop new business models and monetize distribution models."

3scale works closely with customer tech and business teams to provide optimal solutions for their needs by maximizing the impact and reach of their API. For more information about 3scale, please visit or contact

About Trucaller:
Truecaller is the world's largest collaborative global phone directory, making it easy for users to get in touch with people across the globe. Headquartered in Stockholm, Truecaller is a Swedish company with a global vision. Founded in 2009 by co-founders Nami Zarringhalam and Alan Mamedi, the company is funded by angels and Open Ocean, early VC investors in MySQL. For more information visit

About 3scale:
3scale is one of the world's leading cloud-based API Management solution providers and enables developers, and enterprises to securely open, control, manage and monetize their APIs. 3scale unique suite of infrastructure services brings API providers unprecedented control, visibility on API activity and peace of mind.

Access 3scale API Management platform is via instant signup at or contact

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