Tactful Calling on Android
Tactful Calling helps people to make polite phone calls. They can indicate the urgency of the call and include a brief subject line. The call receiver sees this information before deciding to take or reject the call. At the same time, s/he can inform the caller about the reasons for rejecting the call, and express when a better time to talk would be.
Tactful Calling is an Android application that lets callers indicate the urgency of their call, as well as the subject (and estimated length) of the conversation. It integrates with the existing Android phone call application.
PublicationsTactful Calling: Urgency-Augmented Phone Calls through High-Resolution Pressure Input on Mobile Phones
Hemmert, Fabian, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, and Joost, Gesche 2009. Tactful Calling: Urgency-Augmented Phone Calls through High-Resolution Pressure Input on Mobile Phones. In CHI ’09 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Boston, Massachusetts, USA, April 04 – 09, 2009). CHI ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 3187-3192.