Introducing Mate Spotter! We’ve created a website to make it easier to search multiple public sources for the information you need, providing you with one convenient search result, quickly, and easily.
Current sources we search include:
QLD Fair Trading
VIC Business Licensing
Give it a shot and tell us what you think of our new people search site!
Australia Residential and Business January 2013 Update
We are currently in the middle of a major business and residential database update for January 2013, bringing our last update of the year. Here is what the latest update brings:
- 154,421 new phone numbers
- 48,955 new mobile numbers
- 2,434,187 total mobile numbers
- 15,485,808 total phone numbers
Happy reverse searching everyone!
Australian Business Database December 2012 Update
We are currently in the middle of a major business database update for December 2012, bringing our last update of the year. Here is what the latest update brings:
- 98,399 new phone numbers
- 44,338 new mobile numbers
- 2,385,232 total mobile numbers
- 15,331,387 total phone numbers
Happy new year and happy reverse searching everyone!
Name Normalization API
We’ve just released our brand spankin’ new Name Normalization API. This API provides direct access to our new name normalization algorithm. How’s that for making life easier
The API is currently rate limited to 30 requests per minute. If you need more, feel free to shoot us an email. We’d love to hear what you’re using it for!
You can check it out here.
Systems Upgrade and Unscheduled Downtime
As some of you may have noticed, unfortunately we had a spot of unscheduled downtime tonight (July 17th). As the downtime occurred towards the middle of the night (in the staffs timezone) it took longer than we’d like to resolve the issue. Though we’re not exactly what caused the issue, we suspect it was a service that has been running for quite a significant amount of time fine, but suddenly decided to go haywire. If we work out what caused the issue, we’ll be sure to let you know.
We decided to view this downtime as an opportunity, and used it to upgrade our systems to Fedora 17, along with an upgrade to PHP 5.4. The PHP upgrade has brought with it some small code changes that hopefully our devs were well prepared for. We’re excited to see what performance improvements we can get out of the latest software updates.
New Name Normalization Algorithm
To attempt to clean results and merge multiple data sources together, we make use of a name normalization algorithm. This algorithm takes input such as “mr john smith jr” and turns it into “Smith, Mr John, Jr”. Other examples might be taking “Smith Al” and determining if it should be “Smith, Al” or “Smith, A L”. Name normalization also helps us determine that “Smith, A L” is the same as “Smith, AL”, so we don’t show multiple names on a record unnecessarily.
Today, we’ve released a significant improvement to this algorithm. With it, we’re hoping to see cleaner results for everyone.
We’re also considering releasing an API for this algorithm. If that sounds like a good idea to you, let us know!
Caller ID Validation API
We’ve now released our CID validation API, and it doesn’t even need an API key!
This new API uses the Australian numbering scheme to determine if a number falls within valid ranges, and if so, provides you with information regarding the number, such as the exchange it belongs to, and what kind of number you provided. We hope this proves to be a great tool for those of you out there needing to do customer validation.
We support all the normal output formats as well, including text, json, XML and PHPS.
You can check it out here.
Note that the API is currently limited to one request per second. Please rate limit your scripts accordingly!
Geo Lookup API v2
It’s been a while since we’ve made any major changes to our API offerings, which is why I’d like to introduce the second version of our Geo API. The new API now not only provides GPS coordinates, it does statistical analysis of number rangers to approximate location. With the new changes, cities will multiple postal codes should become much easier to identify. We’vee also gone as far as offering PHPS as an output format.
Documentation of our new API can be found here.
This does mean that our v1 API is now deprecated, and may be discontinued in the future.
Australian Residential Database May 2012 Update
We are glad to announce that we are in the middle of our latest data update. This update includes over 5 million updated records!
- 49,890 new phone numbers
- 16,291 new mobile numbers
- 2,340,894 total mobile numbers
- 15,232,988 total phone numbers
Who Called Me for Android Launched
We’re proud to announce the official launch of Who Called Me for Android users. For the price of FREE, we provide a super simple shortcut to identify missed called and unwanted telemarketers.
Check it out, we await your feedback!