Phonehook

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Phonehook is a multi-purpose Sailfish application to enhance phone functionality.

 

I no longer have the time required to maintain this app. If someone would like to continue development, send me a PM to get started, or fork it on Github.

 

Caller Lookup

Information will appear in an overlay on top of the incoming call screen. This information is extracted directly from different online phone number directories.

Call Blocking

You can block unwanted callers by adding them to the block list. You can either pick a contact from your phone or add a number manually. Support for wildcards means you can block calls from a certain country or region. You can also add a source for automatic call blocking. All numbers flagged as spam by this source will be blocked. Since this feature could potentially end up blocking calls you actually want, use with caution! Check your blocked calls history now and then, and if you notice some source blocking calls it shouldn't, please report the issue on gituhub.

Directory Search

With the search functionality, you can search for people or businesses and call them directly from the app. You can also bring up the maps application for the listed address or save the result to your contacts. Some sources requires you to log in before this will give results.

 

Source code and issue tracker available on GitHub:
https://github.com/omnight/phonehook

 

Special Thanks

Finnish Localization - Termitebug
Russian Localization - Ancelad
Spanish Localization - Carmen F. B.
Swedish Localization - Åke Engelbrektson

About Sailfish OS Updates

Sailfish OS upgrades recommends uninstalling phonehook before upgrading. If you are running a somewhat recent version of phonehook (0.4.0 and later), this recommendation is no longer relevant. Newer versions of phonehook do not interfer with OS upgrades. Version 0.3.x and earlier modifies the Sailfish homescreen, which may cause issues in some scenarios. 0.4.0+ does not modify the homescreen.

 

Planned Features

  • ✓ Contact creation
  • ✓ Automated call blocking
  • ✓ Offline caching
  • ✓ Lookup recent incoming calls
  • ✓ Name search and dialing
  • ✓​ Manual & contact call blocking
Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
File phonehook-0.1.2-1.armv7hl.rpm128.93 KB09/01/2015 - 18:04
File phonehook-0.2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm162.31 KB18/01/2015 - 21:36
File phonehook-0.2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm169.79 KB21/01/2015 - 19:27
File phonehook-0.3.0-1.armv7hl.rpm240.67 KB23/02/2015 - 17:59
File phonehook-0.3.1-1.armv7hl.rpm243.78 KB25/02/2015 - 20:13
File phonehook-0.3.3-1.armv7hl.rpm240.34 KB28/04/2015 - 16:54
File phonehook-0.4.0-1.armv7hl.rpm255.08 KB16/05/2015 - 20:57
File phonehook-0.4.1-1.armv7hl.rpm256.6 KB28/06/2015 - 16:19
File phonehook-0.5.0-2.armv7hl.rpm290.26 KB09/08/2015 - 00:27
File phonehook-0.6.0-2.armv7hl.rpm278.56 KB25/11/2015 - 16:08
File phonehook-0.6.1-1.armv7hl.rpm303.84 KB16/08/2016 - 11:27
File phonehook-0.6.2-1.armv7hl.rpm304.12 KB18/10/2016 - 14:11
File phonehook-0.6.2-2.armv7hl.rpm313.18 KB20/10/2016 - 12:17
File phonehook-0.6.3-1.armv7hl.rpm306.81 KB17/02/2017 - 15:23
File phonehook-0.6.3-3.armv7hl.rpm311.71 KB29/03/2017 - 13:46
Changelog: 

0.6.3

  • Updated for compability with Sailfish 2.1 (pre-release)
  • (0.6.3-3) Built with SDK 1701-1 to fix missing translation issue.

0.6.2-2

  • Restored missing translation files
  • Restored order of input fields on configuration page

0.6.2

  • New configuration/activation functionality for sources
  • Fixed issue with multiple SIM slots
  • Added Finnish translation (thanks Termitebug)
  • Added Russian translation (thanks Ancelad)

0.6.1

  • Added automatic update for sources (can be turned off). Data fetched directly from GitHub
  • Backported some code from Android port
  • Added Spanish localization (thanks Carmen F.B.)

0.6.0

All planned features complete!

  • Fix for obscured status bar
  • Fix layout breaking when swiping forward to search
  • Added full localization support (+ Swedish translation)
  • Added contact save feature on popup and search function
  • Added more views to call log (incoming, outgoing, missed calls)

 

0.5.0

  • Added automatic call blocking (Use with caution)
  • New popup look and functionality. If you want the old look back, there is a setting for that (requires daemon restart).
  • Added offline caching of results and HTML-responses
  • Added new OAuth-like login functionality (experimental)
  • ​Various GUI improvements

0.4.1

  • Fixed issue with lookups not working after phone reboot

0.4.0

  • Added call blocking function (beta). Number (with wildcard) and contact blocking.
  • Added recent call list lookups
  • No longer modifies homescreen
  • GUI navigation changes
  • Removed dependency to patch binary
  • Removed SMS lookups (for now)
  • Removed compability mode


0.3.3

  • Added popup timeout setting
  • Removed forcible uninstall of broken installation
  • Removed dependency on nemonotifications library

0.3.2

  • Possible fix for uninstallation/upgrade issues with earlier versions
  • Fixed scrolling problems on several pages
  • Scraper upgrades

0.3.1

  • Fixed broken connection manager dialog in Sailfish OS 1.1.2
  • Scraper upgrades

0.3.0

  • Added phonebook functionality (search for people & businesses)
  • Added cover action (Search)
  • Popup uses ambience colors
  • Popup no longer displays above the lockscreen
  • Added a compability mode to be used when the standard popup is not available
  • Added support for international numbers (will attempt to use foreign lookup sites if incoming call is from abroad)
  • Fixed uninstall issue when patch had been reverted before uninstall
  • Daemon now auto-starts with GUI
  • Improved daemon startup time
  • Added capability listing for sources (phonebook/lookup)
  • Numerous other small changes

0.2.1

  • Workaround for broken "Connect to Internet" dialog
  • Cleaned up "Add Source" page, auto-detects and defaults to users country.
  • Added setting to enable while roaming (default = not enabled)

0.2.0

  • Added cookie caching
  • Better handling of password fields
  • Added link field for sources
  • Source metadata stored in local db
  • Fixed gzip decompression bug

Comments

explit's picture

Hello and thanks for the app first.

I have a problem with the newest Version 0.5.0

I uninstalled the old 0.4.x and deleted the phonehook Folder.

When i start the phonehook, anything looks fine, until i try to add a source.

The Program try to add it, then the fialog pop up: Phonehook not responding -> Wait or Close the program.

When i just wait and do nothing, after a couple of seconds, the phonehook app closes. After i start it again, the source is not added.

Do you have an idea, what i can do?

 

Here is, what happens in bash, when i start phonehook from the bash

http://pastebin.com/Mmy1tCq9

 

omnight's picture

My bad, there was an error in the DB update script. Try deleting the phonehook folder and installing the new 0.5.0-2 version.

TurpoUrpo's picture

Fonecta service is very unreliable. About 99% of the time it does not succeed on getting any numbers. Even using "search" inside phonebook app.

 

Anything you could do about it?

omnight's picture

Hi! Tested it a bit and it seems to work for me. Are you on latest version? (0.4.1)

If you're having trouble, verify that you can manually surf to fonecta through your phone and get search results. Fonecta may be having server issues or your internet connection might be bad.

Also make sure that your login details are correctly entered.

TurpoUrpo's picture

im on latest version of phonebook and fonecta service. i can surf with browser and i do get results after login.

when using phonebook, i dont get calling number 99% of time, sometimes it works. then if i use search for name i get 1 to 10+ results but most are just "hidden name" even when i know they are not hidden. when searching my own number i get "hidden name" even though its not hidden and i can find it using fonecta websearch or fonecta caller.

pyysa's picture

I had the exactly same problem: almost all searches from phonehook ended up with hidden name, and with "test number" option in fonecta rev settings the result was "no results" if i remeber correctly.

Solution: after trying about everything else I signed in with my laptop to fonecta.fi service, and while signing in the website gave me a note that signing in with phone number is outdated and that i should sign in with a verified email address, well i had already a verified email address so i changed to that and did the same on phonehook and after that everything has worked as they should.

I dont know if you have the same issue but just wanted to share this because years ago it was completely legit to sign in with phonenumber, actually i think it used to be the only option.

omnight's picture

It sound as if there is some problem with the login. Fonecta gives very limited results for non logged in users, I think you can only see businesses and not people, also numbers should not be hidden when the logged in.

Usually I try to detect the login status and show an error if it fails, but maybe there is something special with your account? If you want me to investigate more, you can PM me the login details you are using.

nkadithya31's picture

Hi,

Could you please add a feature of google authentication like there is
facebook authentication for truecaller?

 

Thanks,

omnight's picture

Hi! I will look into the possibility of doing this.

 

Update: Version 0.5.0 has added reworked how logins work and added google authentication.

okourkoulos's picture

App won't work!

Both in 1.4 and 1.6.

When someone calls, the window opens but always finds nothing.

Tried checking "When Roaming" and unchecking "Only for unknown contacts".

Nothing!

One of my favourite apps won't work. Please help me.

Thanks!

omnight's picture

Hi! I'm not sure what causes this yet, but I will try to look into it.

okourkoulos's picture

I use greek source "11888".

app version latest 0.4.

no greek number is showing.

usually numbers are 003069xxxxxxxx

site itself works.

tried some numbers from call log and searched again from "lookup".

some (2) unknown contact nubers were found but when they did ring (actual call), names didn't show up as they should.

still, just only unknown numbers and only just a couple of them.

previous versions worked like a charm, just fine and faster.

how do I get log file?

thanks for all your help, much appreciate it honestly.

 

 

omnight's picture

I have tried the site a bit now and I'm getting some results I find a bit strange. If I search for a name, say "John", and then try to reverse search for the numbers that are listed, most of them don't give any results, but some do.

I maybe misunderstanding something here, but this doesn't seem right. If you have a number that gives correct results when doing reverse lookup on the site, but not in the app, then you can PM me that exact number.

okourkoulos's picture

Reverse lookup in the app works 80% of the telephone numbers

Same numbers won't show when they call me.

Don't think it has something to do with the site, since in previous versions of phonehook, app worked OK.

 

nodevel's picture

I'm curious - is it currently even possible to block someone? Because what it is now isn't call blocking - it just hangs up after it starts ringing, so the other side not only knows you don't want to talk to them, but they also thing you intentionally hung up.

Just should mention it in the notes.

omnight's picture

It is call blocking, just not the passive kind. The primary use case is to prevent telemarketing calls which this does effectively. You can use ScumStopper if you don't want the other party to know you're blocking them.

I will add a note with the next release which clarifies this.

Hartzi's picture

Doesn't work with 1.1.4

error: nothing provides libnemonotifications-qt5.so.0 needed by phonehook

omnight's picture

Thanks for reporting, I will try to have a fix up soon.

Update: 0.3.3 should work better. I don't think the connection dialog is broken this time either :)

muppis's picture

Thank you for a great app.

Is it  possible to add a source which looks up already saved numbers and shows for a popup for SMS coming from those numbers, like Fire Alert for Android phones?

omnight's picture

Hi! The scrapers are quite limited in what they can do, and all lookups are made online (unless the list of numbers is already built in). It sounds like a specialized app or script would be more suited to this task.

Boxeri's picture

Hello

I have started to have a big problem with Fonecta service. Application is unable to ever check the number for incoming calls, but when I search for the exactly same number with the search function in the app, it does find the number.

I have already tried re-login and reinstalling. Also tried clearing the cache ( or what was it that you can do within the app?).

I am using the latest version from here and also have the latest OS.

Am I the only one with this problem with Fonecta?

Thank you for excellent application!

omnight's picture

Hi! I don't think I've heard of this problem before, but if you could try checking the setting "Enable while roaming" and also un-check "Show only for unknown contacts" and see if that makes a difference.

If it still doesn't work, open a new issue on github ( https://github.com/omnight/phonehook/issues ) and I can help you to debug it if you want to.

Boxeri's picture

Doing these changes and restarting helped. It has now worked since. I will keep an eye on it and open issue if problems come back

halepole's picture

Thank you for the app, it would be usefull for the Belgian users when following sites are added.

http://www.phonebookoftheworld.com/phonebookofbelgium.htm

http://www.goudengids.be/

http://wittegids.be/

https://www.deklapper.be/

http://www.1207.be/

Thank you in advance :-)

omnight's picture

I added 1207 (for lookup) and a combo with goudengids and wittegids (for searching). Goudengids has some crazy ineffective http responses, nearly 1 mb of text for 20 search results! It also seems to actually skip a few results when changing pages, but the scraper can see them ;)

Maybe the mobile site is more efficient, but the search results seems to differ from the desktop version.

okourkoulos's picture

How about:

http://phonebookoftheworld.com/greece/whitepages/

Directory for Greek numbers, please!

omnight's picture

Hi! I've added a greek directory (11888) now, seemed to be one of the better ones.

purplewakanda's picture

Please add the Truecaller for country India. There are many Jolla users here. Thanks in advance :)

omnight's picture

Hi! It should hopefully be working again by the next version. Do you know any other sources for phone numbers in India?

purplewakanda's picture

When can I expect the new version?

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