February 25, 2016 in Social Networking (E)
[prMac.com] New York, New York - People who like the fun, speed and convenience of social media apps - but are concerned about having their personal details harvested by strangers, companies or even cyber criminals - can now get the communication features they want without compromising their privacy with the new app InnerGroup by developer Santo Porpiglia.
Available for iOS and Android devices at no cost and with no ads, InnerGroup lets users start or join a tight-knit group that is comprised exclusively of members (which the app calls "groupies") who have been invited. Anyone else who wants to join the exclusive social media party must request access from the group's creator, and there is no group size limit.
Inner Group offers users enhanced security and privacy:
* Groupies can send each other secure, end-to-end encrypted texts, videos, picture messages, and audio
* No data is stored, collected or sold by InnerGroup and user activity is not tracked - all usage is private to the users devices
Groupies don't have to worry about their contact information or address book being exposed, since they don't need to provide their email address or phone number to use the app. The only way this happens is if they intentionally choose to share their information either with a specific individual, or with the whole group.
Once a post is delivered to each groupie, it is automatically and permanently deleted from the InnerGroup server. As such, the only place the post lives is on each groupie's device (unless they wish to delete it). Furthermore, if and when a group owner chooses to delete a group, all posts are automatically deleted from each groupie's device.
Group owners can also "prune" their group by removing individual groupies, and even update their join code to prevent banished groupies from trying to sneak their way back in. They can also use the Group Lock feature that only allows groupies to comment on posts (group owners can temporarily disable this feature and allow groupies to post if desired).
While InnerGroup's security features are enterprise-grade, using it doesn't require an engineering degree. The app's intuitive design makes starting and joining groups very easy, and sending and receiving posts is as simple, fun and fast as Facebook and other popular social media apps - but without the security concerns or spam worries. There is no cost to send or receive posts, and there is no size limit (other than those imposed by individual users' devices).
"We don't collect or store any personal information to sell, we don't own the messages and media that users send via InnerGroup, and we don't have a back door," commented developer Santo Porpiglia. "What's more, conversations and posts can't be tracked, intercepted or monitored, and groupies' address books are never accessed by us or anyone else."
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.3 or later
* 5.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
InnerGroup 2.12, the unique new social media app that lets users share secure, end-to-end encrypted texts, videos, pics and audio, is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.
Based in New York, USA, Santo Porpiglia is talented developer with a degree in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology. With a passion for apps that offer privacy and secure data storage for end-users, Santo is building a portfolio of well-received apps for both iOS and Android. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Santo Porpiglia. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.