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Caller ID for iOS app, via Apple CallKit

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:33 am
by danhitchcock
As of iOS 10, Apple/iOS supports the ability for third-party applications like LDS Tools to provide caller ID to the system phone interface via CallKit. Developer reference is here: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/callkit. The integration looks relatively straightforward, and I'd be happy to suggest an implementation if there's a way for me to have a look at the source.

Like many other previous Android users who have posted here and elsewhere, I really miss this feature. I feel especially bad for the exec secretary who posted this issue!

If caller ID via LDS Tools has already been implemented for iOS, and simply requires a settings change, please pardon my ignorance, and post the details on how to enable.

Thanks very much!

Re: Caller ID for iOS app, via Apple CallKit

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:18 pm
by quandmeme
I sustain this

Re: Caller ID for iOS app, via Apple CallKit

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:57 pm
by quandmeme
Upon more reflection, I’m guessing that the database tables of the LDS tools app are encrypted in a way that would not play well with CallKit. I’m guessing the database is designed for cross platform operations and wouldn’t be re-written just to accommodate this feature—as much as I want it.

Does that speculation fit with reality?

Re: Caller ID for iOS app, via Apple CallKit

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:42 pm
by johnshaw
The problem is with the web service that all tools (online and apps) use to get directory information. The tool removes the entire directory, then downloads the entire directory. Nobody cares to change that behavior (I'm quite certain nobody owns it anymore and the original developer doesn't work for the church anymore) so we're all in the same boat.

Re: Caller ID for iOS app, via Apple CallKit

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:35 pm
by sbradshaw
This feature is scheduled to be released in LDS Tools 3.4.0, which is currently in beta.

Re: Caller ID for iOS app, via Apple CallKit

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:58 pm
by johnshaw
Will that mean text messages will also come through with the person identified?

Re: Caller ID for iOS app, via Apple CallKit

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:06 pm
by sbradshaw
johnshaw wrote:Will that mean text messages will also come through with the person identified?
No, unfortunately – at least not on iOS (Apple's API doesn't support texts with Caller ID).

Re: Caller ID for iOS app, via Apple CallKit

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:58 am
by bmabey56
Why isn’t my phone accepting the update and putting LDS tools in my list to allow access to my contacts?

Re: Caller ID for iOS app, via Apple CallKit

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:51 am
by sbradshaw
bmabey56 wrote:Why isn’t my phone accepting the update and putting LDS tools in my list to allow access to my contacts?
Are you on the latest version of LDS Tools (3.4.0, 6214, for iOS – you can check under More > Help)?
What version of iOS are you running?
If you go to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification, do you see LDS Tools on the list?

Re: Caller ID for iOS app, via Apple CallKit

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:11 pm
by danielloveland
I'm having the same problem: no option for LDS tools under Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification