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The search.ch app for mobile phones and tablets with Android

NEW: protection from unwanted calls from dubios call centers

With our popular services phone book, weather forecast, timetable, map, routing, cinema and TV guide and the general search
  • Telephone directory: find and store private-subscriber and business addresses plus addresses by business activity
  • Caller identification: If your mobile is called, the name and address of the caller is shown while your phone is ringing.
  • Weather: local forecasts featuring precipitation diagrams and five-day forecasts, precipitation radar and text-based forecasts
  • Languages supported: English, German, French and Italian
  • For mobile phones with Android version 2.0 or later. Requires an internet connection
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Supported Mobile Devices

Our app runs on mobile devices with Android operating system version 2.0 or newer. Here's a choice of supported handsets:
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Google Galaxy Nexus Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini HTC Sensation Samsung Galaxy S3

Weather

Switzerland's most accurate weather forecast

  • Our local forecasts are updated every 10 minutes and feature easy-to-read precipitation diagrams for more than 3000 Swiss municipalities
  • Five-day forecasts including min/max temperatures at a glance
  • Animated precipitation radar provides 24-hour forecasts in a 2 km grid
  • Detailed text-based forecasts including five-day forecasts
  • Unique - MeteoSwiss provides us with its highly accurate readings and forecasts, which we format especially for you
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Telephone directory

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Find Switzerland's telephone subscribers (private and business) by name, number and address

  • Our telephone directory is updated daily and has the details of more than 4.3 million private and business subscribers
  • The location-aware search starts by showing the nearest addresses. If you are searching for a nearby address, there is no need to type in the locality
  • It's easy to transfer the addresses you find to your mobile phone's address book. Alternatively, call the subscriber directly from our app
  • For your convenience we include quick-dial buttons for emergency numbers and preset business activities, e.g. restaurants, hotels, taxis, etc.
  • The familiar tel.search.ch feedback bar tells you when you can stop typing or if you have mistyped
  • You can display the route by car or public transportation to the eintries in the phonebook

Caller name/address Identification

  • If your mobile is called, an automatic lookup on tel.search.ch will show name and address of the caller while your phone is ringing
  • Caller identification works even if the search.ch app is not currently running
  • If you miss a call, a notification with the caller's name and address is posted
  • The automatic caller identification can be disabled in the settings section
  • Protection from unwanted calls from dubios call centers. This function can be disabled in the settings
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Download and installation

Download the app from your mobile phone. It's free!

  • Languages supported: English, German, French and Italian
  • For mobile phones with Android operating system version 2.0 and later. Requires an internet connection.
  • We will continue developing the Android app. Updates are free via in the Play Store.
  • Please ask your mobile network provider about data charges.

Privacy Policy

Note that search.ch does not collect personal data nor pass such data to a third party. In particular no contact or calendar data will be transmitted.

In version 2.0 of the android app new functions where added which need further permissions.
Read below what each permission is needed for:

  • Location:
    Needed to sort the phone directory results by distance and for using the current position in the services Meteo, Timetable, Map and Routing.
  • Read contact data:
    Used in Caller ID for finding out whether the caller already exists in your contacts in which case no lookup in the phone directory is needed.
  • Write contact data, Your accounts:
    Needed for the "save contact" function in the phone book.
  • Add/modify/read calendar events:
    Needed for directly adding an itinerary or a TV program to the calendar. Unfortunatley the permission "read calendar events" is needed for this process to work as well.
  • Internet access:
    All Services need this as all the information comes from our server.
  • Read phone state and identity:
    Essential for caller ID.
  • Read call log
    This is used for the feature to search numbers from the call history
  • Automatically start at boot:
    Necessary for caller ID to work reliably on Android 4.0 devices.
    Note: To avoid that search.ch will start a background process at boot just disable caller identification in the options menu.