iPhone application: TrapCall

 

201 days!

Gestation period for a meerkat? No.

Number of days it takes to cure the shingles (physically and mentally)? No.

Number of days it took TrapCall to get its iPhone app approved by Apple? Got it!

To review an app these days, it takes Apple around 10-14 days.

Why the 190+ day delay for TrapCall? Not sure, but below is what we do know.

TrapCall is a paid web service from Teltech Systems that lets you unmask blocked or private phone calls, record incoming calls, transcript voicemails etc. Teltech Systems recently announced its free iPhone app that brings these features to an iPhone near you.

Announcing the suite of mobile apps on its blog, TrapCall says:

“Today [March 31, 2011] is a glorious day for TrapCall users! Today we’re announcing the release of our TrapCall mobile apps. While this alone is big news, we’re going the extra mile and releasing mobile apps for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry all at the same time — something we think has never before been done at this scale! The reason we were able to do this, largely stems from the fact that Apple took a whopping 201 days to approve our iPhone app…something we never would have expected.”

So, how does the app work?

Whenever you get an incoming call that’s private or blocked, just double-click the sleep/wake button to decline the call so it’s sent to TrapCall for unmasking. Within seconds, the call is unmasked and sent back to your phone.

A very special feature is the application can send you the name and address associated with that number via SMS or Push Notification—your choice.

Trapcall offers other unique features such as:

blocking phone numbers

playing a recorded message for blacklisted numbers

get timely alerts about missed calls.

The iPhone app is available for free on the App Store. Get it soon—if it took 201 days to get approved, it can disappear in less than 1.

The service supports AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint in the United States.

Have any other fun apps like TrapCall or Slydial you have tried? Let us know in the comments below!