Melbourne, Australia – Have you ever needed to escape a bad date or a boring meeting? What about having your favorite celebrity call you to prank your friends? There are many moments in life that leave us hoping for a phone call. Now with the new Phone Booth App you don’t have to leave that call to chance. This app allows users to simply fake an incoming call immediately or at a scheduled time.
The possibilities are endless and the fun times will keep on ringing… Ryan Gosling, Rihanna, Tiger Woods, Justin Bieber, Michael Jordan or even the Queen – you dream it up and Phone Booth will make it happen. “The look on my friends’ faces when they thought Heidi Klum was calling me was priceless,” said creator Nick Power.
In order to stand out from the competition, Nick also knew that it must be simple to use and very realistic. “For me, the other apps that promised this functionality were difficult to setup and weren’t realistic. The key for me was giving the users a super easy setup with a calling interface that would have even the most tech savvy of friends fooled.”
A user simply creates a fake call by writing a fake caller’s name of their choice. Then you customize the ringtone and wallpaper to match your current iPhone settings. However, it is not just about a simple prank Nick explains, “Many of our users actually use this app to save themselves from a boring meeting or awkward situations”. In a meeting that will never end, set Home to call at a particular time and excuse yourself from the meeting to deal with the “important” issues (like escaping).
Nick is not the only one who wants to fake an incoming call. In only a few weeks since its release, the App has already been downloaded over 50,000 times and been inside the Top 150 in over 30 countries.
Phone Booth is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Users can also upgrade to the Pro version which enables them to setup multiple fake calls and remove ads.
Nick Power is an indie developer based in Melbourne, Australia. This is Nick’s first app but he is already working on a few more that will be released in the upcoming months. Nick is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Swappa. He is interested in Entrepreneurship, the Web and Mobile. Copyright (C) 2013 Nick Power. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.