When SPAM Alert debuted in January of 2014, we were committed to stopping mobile SPAM.
Since our launch, more than 400 (!) new numbers have been submitted to our database by SPAM Alert users!
We have painstakingly followed up with EACH entry, and have verified that 200 of those numbers are in fact SPAM callers.
In a continued effort to stop these unwanted calls, we’re releasing our first “service pack”:
it contains all of the numbers you’ve been protected from [for the last 6 months], as well as the 200 new entries we’ve vetted.
Our goal is to release Service Pack updates twice a year, continuously, to protect you and your family from mobile SPAM.
These packs will cost $0.99US, but are transferable to any personal phone, even if upgraded.
Some users have asked why SPAM Alert and its Service Packs aren’t FREE. Here’s why:
Creating SPAM Alert was tricky.
We wanted an app that could be installed easily, wouldn’t impact battery life and could protect a user for as long as they used an iPhone. The Brushmedia team met these goals, but not after months of brainstorming & development.
In addition, we must research and verify ALL newly submitted numbers, daily.
Maintaining SPAM Alert’s backend and functionality doesn’t come easily.
That being said, we think that SPAM Alert is well worth the small price to keep it up-to-date and keep your privacy intact.
These updates are NOT required. When you purchase SPAM Alert, you get the latest database protection for life.
Lastly, we’re pleased to announce that Apple’s upcoming iOS 8 release appears to be bringing back “full-screen” caller ID art.
For more information, check out our previous post, here.
Chief Software Architect, Brushmedia.com
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Great news friends!
Apple has approved the bug fixes in our reFaced app and has released the new version (v1.0.1) just in time for the wknd.
Head to the @AppStore , update today, and say goodbye to those pesky notifications!
If you haven’t seen some of our latest @reFacedApp contributions, head over to the Instagram gallery, and share yours with the world, by tagging #reFacedApp in your next photo!
This is exciting news for future app development and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.
While no official announcement has been made (from Apple), we’re digging deep into the new iOS 8 beta and hoping Apple will allow us to restore SPAM Alert’s functionality back to its intended glory.
The image above, on Apple’s official website, has us thinking optimistically.
Could this be their subtle way of telling us, full-screen contact images are coming back?!
The team and I are proud to announce out latest app: reFaced!
reFaced is a super-simple, super-fun photo utility that allows you to easily swap faces in pictures without fancy software like Adobe Photoshop®.
It couldn’t be easier to use:
Pick a photo of you and a friend (or any picture with two forward-facing people), tap swap and adjust color controls if needed.
Then, you can save the photo to your camera roll (to manipulate or share in any app) or directly share it with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email or SMS!
Check out the photos that others have created (it’s a continuous feed) at the reFaced website!
It’s 100% FREE and we hope that you try it out and begin sharing your photos, today!
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hAPPy Friday everyone! (see what i did there?)
Earlier this week (Monday), Apple went ahead and dropped the much anticipated iOS 7.1 update for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad. This update is the first major release since the complete redesign of the iOS user interface. The update brought some interesting new features, like CarPlay, while refining other areas like Camera & Calendar.
There were also a few interface adjustments. Most notably, changes to the “phone” application & Caller ID.
Much to our dismay, Apple has adjusted the appearance of incoming calls. And, while this doesn’t change the effectiveness or the way that our SPAM Alert App works, it does make it slightly less clear when SPAM numbers are calling.
While we’ve filed an official request with Apple to restore full-screen “Caller ID art” to iOS 7.1+ (or at least allow us to override the default), we’re left trying to brainstorm a better solution until they do.
If you have a moment, please send your feedback to Apple: https://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
Apple has always been very clear that they value feedback in numbers: the more people that complain or request a feature, the more likely they are to acquiesce.
Thank you again for your continued support.
We appreciate your business and look forward to creating more “Awesome Apps” for you and your friends.
Have a great wknd!
Chief Software Architect, Brushmedia.com
POPtorious! – Party Edition has been updated with the #1 most requested feature: categories!
Now you can play “celebrity” or any 8 other pop-culture categories:
80’s, 90’s, TV, Movies, Music, Books, Sports and Broadway!
And, for our younger players, we’re proudly introducing: POPtorious! – Millennium Edition.
Both games are FREE to play and feature thousands of fresh, up-to-date clues. Additional game content is added everyday!
We’ve also included new features that allow users to skip difficult clues or pause their game without penalty!
Please take a minute, check them out and download.
They’re perfect for your next get-together, dinner party, game night, road trip or vacation.
Have a great wknd, everyone!
Help us spread the word!
(Tweet it, Facebook it, Text, Blog about it! Anything you can do is appreciated.)
if you’re anything like me, you’re getting more and more unwanted mobile calls from political parties, telemarketers, debt collectors, etc.
as it turns out, signing up for “Do Not Call” lists is no longer an effective way to prevent or stop receiving these unwanted calls. after receiving as many as six (!) unwanted, unsolicited, calls in a single day, i decided to do something about it:
i created SPAM Alert.
it’s a clever app that visually notifies me anytime 900+ known solicitors attempt to call my iPhone.
i’ve been enjoying it since August, and I’ve decided to share it with the world.
the user interface was written from the ground up to provide not only a pleasant iOS 7 experience, but also an intuitive environment for novices and experts alike. As Ron Popeil famously said, “Set it and forget it.” The next time you get an unwanted call, like magic, you’ll be warned.
no one should have to deal with mobile spam…
I would appreciate it if you would take a minute to check it out and hopefully download.
If nothing else, please help spread the word!
Tweet it, Like it, Share it, Text it, Blog about it! Anything you can do is APPRECIATED!
Together, we can put a stop to these unwanted calls!
i’m looking forward to hearing what you think.
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