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“There are very few effects that transcend ‘magic trick’. ’The Stranger' is one of those effects."
-David Regal, "Genii Magazine"

“The Stranger” offers unlimited scenarios: A playing card is chosen, a word is thought of from a Book Test, the numbers from someone’s address are named, an envelope is freely selected, or the name of someone’s loved one is offered…and then, a random stranger is called. The audience has a conversation with the stranger and the stranger reveals the information.

This is an impossible moment. It leaves the audience with a feeling they cannot explain and they erupt in applause! Not out of a desire to be kind, rather as an uncontrollable, visceral reaction. And it happens every time.

With this purchase, you can have a playing card—any card, using no force of any kind—revealed by a stranger. Other effects can be unlocked to allow a number or a word revealed, read an NFC tag, or to simply allow the audience member to speak and have key details revealed by the stranger on the other end of the call without the performer saying a word.

“It crushed! One guy jumped out of his seat and ran out of the theater!”
—Larry Wilmore

“So clever... the method alone opens up SO many possibilities”
—Danny Garcia

"It may just be the most fantastic five minutes of entertainment possible with a cell phone!”
—Jim Steinmeyer

“This is one of the strongest and most well put together phone app effects I've ever seen!”
—Tony Clark

“This brilliantly thought-out routine defies explanation.”
—Mike Caveney

“Jonathan has put a lot of work into this versatile app to make it an incredibly useful approach to the modern day Mr. Wizard effect… and much more!”
— Marc Kerstein

"I am having a blast with ‘The Stranger.’ A perfect, offbeat trick that I pull out when I want to send them over the edge.”
—Paul Gertner

“You did it! This is definitely the best 'Call a Stranger' idea ever! For the working pro to the beginner. This is a real winner!”
—Dan Harlan

“When I watched Jonathan Levit perform ’The Stranger,' he received the largest explosive reaction I've ever heard inside the Chicago Magic Lounge.”
—Danny Orleans

“Jonathan has thought of everything. Do yourself a huge favor, download 'The Stranger' today!”
—Carl Andrews, "Vanish Magazine"

INTERNATIONAL GLOBALIZATION:
Support for International regions and languages include the following:

Phone Number Display:
When dialing a phone number within or to a country, the proper phone number format will display on screen.

Ringer Tones:
The tones you hear while waiting for the call to pick-up are correct for the region.

Disconnected Number Recording Convincer:
This convincer prior to calling a recording or a live Stranger, will be in the language of the region set by the user.

Phone Screen Language Translation:
The phone dial screen and active call screen display the correct language for the screens.

Conversation Recordings:
Phone conversations are in the language of the region chosen by the user.

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REGIONS AND INTERNATIONAL FEATURES SUPPORTED:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China (Cantonese), El Salvador, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA:
Phone number, Ringer tones, Disconnected number recording, Phone screen translation, Recordings

China (Mandarin), Denmark (Danish), Netherlands (Dutch), Russia, Switzerland, Belgium, Kuwait, Philippines, Croatia, Vietnam, Romania:
Phone number, Ringer tones, Disconnected number recording, Phone screen translation

India, Japan:
Phone number, Ringer tones, Disconnected number recording, Recordings

NOTE: If you do not see your region listed above, please feel free to contact me directly at thestranger@jonathanlevit.com to request for your region to be included in a future update.

This app is for entertainment purposes only. Click here (http://thestrangerapp.com/terms/) to see Terms of use for more information.

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Version History

Launched Jun 11, 2019 (over 1 year ago).

Releasing new versions every 20 days, on average.

Dec 31
2020
(Current)
Version 3.03

Play/Pause feature support for listen revelation.

Oct 22
2020
Version 3.02

- Recent calls list is now localized.
- Ability to set time format (12/24 hour) and date format (US/Euro) style for recent calls.

Oct 17
2020
Version 3.01

Users can now see their recent calls
FaceTime Audio can now be chosen as a method of calling
Users will now be alerted if their contacts do not contain a country code.

Oct 07
2020
Version 3.0

Added support for Apple Watch. Users can now enter revelation data on Apple Watch.

Added support for iThump/Toxic+

Added deeper integration with CubeSmith.

Added UI support for iPhone SE users

Added level 1 support for:
Vietnam
Croatia
French Canadian
Romania

Aug 24
2020
Version 2.9.3

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Aug 20
2020
Version 2.9.2

- Playing Card and Listen revelations are no longer free.
- For new users, we are offering a Pro Pack which will give access to all the paid revelations.

Aug 13
2020
Version 2.9.1

- Support for Canada(French) region.

Aug 08
2020
Version 2.9

We are always working to update the app with bug fixes and performance enhancements. This update is recommended for all users.

Aug 01
2020
Version 2.8.2

Bug fixes:
1. Home screen - Revelation pop-up didn't load the revelations.
2. Voicemail - Some users faced issues in downloading the voicemails.

Jul 28
2020
Version 2.8.1

Added level 1 support for Malta
User can now adjust opacity for the feedback message for the Listen module
Auto Advance feature now working as expected

Jul 12
2020
Version 2.8

* Added a new auto advance feature to advance into the default recording once the list of live Strangers was completed
* Added new revelation modules
* Added integration with CubeSmith
* Added an NFC reader into the NFC revelation module
* Added the ability to import custom preset lists into the Booktest module
* User created custom convincers can now be made public for other users to see and use
* Added more refined functionality to custom convincers and voicemails to allow the voicemail beep to be added based on the user’s choice
* The NFC revelation module now uses the phone’s accelerometer to initiate the NFC scan
* Added the option to change the user’s default background image
* User’s can now choose which revelation modules they would like to use for a performance directly from the home screen
* Added a FaceTime button on the home screen to alert the Stranger if the performer would like to have a FaceTime call

May 27
2020
Version 2.7.0

Updated the introductory walkthrough screens
Updated the screens throughout the app
Added NFC writing and reading Revelation Module, available as an in-app purchase.
Updated the Number Revelation Module with “A.M.” and “P.M” option
Added import function for convincers
BookTest Revelation Module now remembers the order of the buttons pressed
BookTest Revelation Module allows user to choose between 2 or 3 characters to display in “compressed” mode

May 12
2020
Version 2.06

Minor bug fixes and enhancements for Revelations module.

May 11
2020
Version 2.05

Enhancements for WikiTest module and minor bug fixes.

May 07
2020
Version 2.04

Bug fixes for the French region where the selected conversation recording card audio file was not revealed.

May 01
2020
Version 2.02

Bug fixes for conversation recordings where users were not able to download recordings for some regions even though it was available.

Apr 30
2020
Version 2.01

Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Apr 28
2020
Version 2.0

In addition to interface changes and maintenance fixes, this build brings a host of new features that focus on customization of your performance.

Users can now have spectators select a playing card, a word, a number, or any other piece of information and have the Stranger reveal the selection.

In addition, there are other changes, including:
The Long Press on the app icon from the home screen can now send the alert text to the Stranger
"Forgot Password" during sign in is now is available
For French, the suits have been renamed to be more accurate in the text sent to the Stranger
Implemented FaceID and TouchID option for login
The Settings screens have been redesigned
Users now have more options when choosing and creating convincers
Added level 1 support for Belgium
Added level 1 support for Kuwait
Added level 1 support for Switzerland
Added level 1 support for Philippines

Mar 01
2020
Version 1.2.4

Home:
- To make the user experience better, users can now just tap on the card button to bring up the list of card recordings.
Practice:
- Along with the card recordings, now users can find voicemail convincer recordings on the list as well for practice.
Other:
- Minor UI and bug fixes.

Feb 28
2020
Version 1.2.3

Minor fixes and enhancements for paid recordings.

Feb 25
2020
Version 1.2.2

Minor changes and enhancements.

Feb 21
2020
Version 1.2.1

This update adds some UI enhancements.

Some button labels for Sweden were inaccurate. These have been fixed.
The Stranger button has a new look to indicate when "Auto Advance" is turned on.
The Practice screen has been streamlined.

Feb 14
2020
Version 1.2

Stranger v1.2 Release Notes:

This is a major update and brings international globalization to the app, as well as new features that will benefit all users.

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NEW FEATURES:
Custom Voicemail Recordings:
Record multiple custom voicemails directly within the app and use these as your voicemail convincers.

New Recordings Available:
Choose from new recordings to use during performance.

Multiple Strangers:
Choose up to nine Strangers in your Settings. These Strangers can be turned on or off for easy accessibility during performance.

Auto Advance:
With this setting activated, each time a call is ended, the next Stranger in the list will be set for the next call automatically.

Text Alert and Stranger Text:
Text messages sent to your Stranger with the card information will now include your name automatically.

Dark Mode:
Support for dark mode is now included.
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INTERNATIONAL GLOBALIZATION:
Users can now choose their region in the Settings for the app. Please see below for a complete list of international features.

Support for International regions and languages include the following:

Phone Number Display:
When dialing a phone number within a country, the proper phone number format will now display on screen.
When dialing a phone number to another country, using the proper country code, the phone number format will display correctly.

Ringer tones:
The ringer tones you hear while waiting for the call to pick-up will now be appropriate for the region selected in the Settings of the app.

Disconnected Number Recording Convincer:
If you choose to use this convincer prior to calling a recording or a live Stranger, the appropriate recording will play, based on the region selected in the Settings of the app.

Phone Screen Language Translation:
The phone dial screen and active call screen now display the appropriate language for the buttons and labels.

Recordings:
Phone recordings of different lengths are now available in the language, based on the region chosen in the Settings of the app.

NOTE: For this release, each region has some or all of the above features implemented for this update. If a feature is not implemented at this time, they will be included in future updates.

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REGIONS SUPPORTED: (Please refer to the description section for specific features included with each region within this update.)

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Brazil
Canada
China (Cantonese)
China (Mandarin)
Denmark (Danish)
Dubai
Egypt
El Salvadore
France
Germany
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Mexico:
Netherlands (Dutch)
New Zealand
Norway (Norwegian)
Portugal
Russia
Scotland
Spain
Sweden
UK
USA

NOTE: If you do not see your region listed above, please feel free to contact me directly at thestranger@jonathanlevit.com to request for your region to be included in a future update.

Dec 05
2019
Version 1.1.4

We have fixed an issue where the name of your contact was displaying on screen during a FaceTime call.

Oct 26
2019
Version 1.1.3

Stranger 1.1.3 release notes:

In addition to general maintenance, the following items are addresses in this update.

NEW FEATURE:
If you have activated the subscription for the texting feature, you can now include your name in the body of the text message, alerting your Stranger that it is you performing the effect. To enter your name into the app, either type it in to the field during the initial walk through screens upon opening the app for the first time, or do this later in Settings.

iOS13 UPDATE:
The active dialing screen buttons now appear correctly for iOS13.

KNOWN ISSUES:
The following are known issues that are being addressed in the next update.

Ringtones (the following issues occur If you are running iOS13):

Sequence 2 (voicemail recording):
If this sequence is set for 1 ring in Settings: the ring audio does not play at all.

If this sequence is set for 2 or 3 rings in Settings: if speaker button is pushed immediately after call is initiated, the rings play back correctly. If speaker button is pushed after first ring of audio file plays, then when speaker button is pressed, there is only silence until the audio file completes and the voicemail number recording plays.

Sequence 3 (disconnected number recording):
If this sequence is set for 3 rings in Settings: if speaker button is pushed immediately after call is initiated, the rings play back correctly. If speaker button is pushed after first ring of audio file plays, then when speaker button is pressed, there is only silence until the audio file completes and the disconnected number recording plays.

Sequence 4 (chosen card):
If this sequence is set for 3 rings in Settings: if speaker button is pushed immediately after call is initiated, the rings play back correctly. If speaker button is pushed after first ring of audio file plays, then when speaker button is pressed, there is only silence until the audio file completes and the chosen card recording plays.

Name appearing when initiating a FaceTime call:
When the FaceTime call is initiated, the dialed phone number is replaced with the name of the Stranger. Once the FaceTime call connects, the name disappears from the screen and the video call can then be displayed to the audience and you can proceed with the presentation as normal.

Sep 19
2019
Version 1.1.2

I will continue to update this app for maintenance as well as new features.

In this update:
* Audio levels have been increased for:
The built in recordings
Ringtones
Voicemail convincer
* Phone screen discrepancies have been fixed to more closely match the real phone screens.
* Bug Fix: When Ace of Spades was chosen in combination with the pizza script, the app would crash when attempting to place the call.
* When calling a recording, it now shows “calling…” instead of “calling…mobile”
* New Feature: If you long press on the “0”, you will get a “+”. You can then enter the number “1” for the U.S. country code and then the rest of the phone number will still display properly (for U.S. phone number format). You can also press “1” without the “+” and the rest of the phone number will display properly (for U.S. phone number format).

Jul 02
2019
Version 1.1.1

USERS OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.: Version 1 is currently intended for use in the United States. If you have questions about performing “The Stranger” outside of the U.S., please contact me directly before choosing to purchase the app.

And, Stay tuned for The Stranger International Edition.

Jun 25
2019
Version 1.1

In this update, I've added a guided walkthrough for first time users.

Jun 11
2019
Version 1.0

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