Truphone launches Android app


Truphone has announced the availability of its Anywhere application for Android-enabled mobiles.

The application is available to download for free on the T-Mobile G1, the first Android handset to be released in the UK.

Anywhere delivers an all-in-one conversations hub that allows users to take advantage of Truphone’s low international call rates, in addition to the cost of a local call.

The company said its users can also easily instant message their friends across a range of networks including MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk and Twitter from within one Android application.

Customers can also make calls whilst abroad on Google Talk for the price of a local call, and will soon be able to instant message and call their friends on Skype.

Truphone CEO Geraldine Wilson said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to have conversations with their communities around the world in whatever form they choose.

“We passionately believe in devices like the Android and iPhone, which offer easy user access to applications through the Android Market and the App Store in Apple’s iTunes. The G1 and the entire Android platform is an obvious and important distribution channel for us.”