How Whisper, Noname and Snapchat apps influence parent-children communication and relations.

March 19th, 2015by admin

kids on cellphonesWhisper:

Whisper is a free of charge iOS and Android mobile app, which allows its users to send messages anonymously, and to receive replies. Users post messages like greeting cards, where text is displayed over an image. The app was launched in March 2012 under the original name WhisperText by CEO Michael Heyward and Brad Brooks, who is the CEO of mobile messaging service TigerText.

Anyone can post in Whisper an anonymous message as a text overlaid on a picture. When you open the app, you see six such images. Each one has a “secret” on it. You can respond to a message publicly or privately, choosing a public anonymous post or a private pseudonymous chat. Users don’t have a public identity in the app. While they do have persistent handles, there’s no way to contact them except *through* the messages they post.

Using Whisper, parents can learn generally what young people think of. Whisper does not allow users to know opinion of specific person, it allows only generally.

 

Noname:

Ever wanted to say personal things to your children or parents and stay anonymous? Ever wanted to say things one-on-one without any traces?

App “Noname” that was developed by Ben Anor and his app developing company AppNinja.co, will help you start a conversation anonymously with someone that you know.

No chance that your child tell you “you are old and primitive” when you write anything to him/her in Noname. You child does not know who writes him, so you can study what problems he/she has and treat them anonymously.

No chance that your parent will ground you, if you say him/her in Noname that he/she is not paying enough attention to his children.

Parent can ask anonymously what would like a child as a Birthday gift. A parent can get an answer and still make a surprise to his child.

No history, nothing is saved on the servers, no one can trace the source of the messages or see the content of the messages. Phone contacts of users are not saved on the servers as well – Noname creates a database of phones inside a phone of user. Everything is fully anonymous. Noname uses peer-to-peer (P2P) technology, using which nothing leaves traces.

“Noname” is being released in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store: http://nonamesms.com

“Noname is a new ideology. People should be able to say anything personal to their contacts and stay anonymous. “Noname” has recently been launched and customers are using it today. Our initial tracking shows us that we are experiencing viral success as the number of users is increasing exponentially.” – said Ben Anor – CEO of the company.

“Noname” provides a new channel for communication between people.

 

Snapchat:

“Snapchat” is a photo messaging application developed by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown. In “Snapchat” users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These photographs and videos are called “Snaps”. After 1 to 10 seconds the “Snaps” will be hidden from the recipient’s device and deleted from Snapchat’s servers.

“Snapchat” users are sending 700 million photos and videos per day. The company has a valuation of $10-$20 billion.

Snapchat does not give any added value in relations between parents and children. The biggest amount of users of Snapchat are teenagers.

While Wisper allows communication in one space for all, “Noname” does not support that. Noname allows only one-on-one messaging. Noname CEO – Ben Anor – commented that supporting of group chats demands saving the data on the servers. Thus, since decided that no data will be saved, Noname technically can not support group chats.

While Wisper raised $60m, Snapchat raised US$485k in its seed round and in June 2013, Snapchat raised $60m in a funding round led by venture-capital firm Institutional Venture Partners. Snapchat also appointed a new high-profile board member Michael Lynton of Sony’s American division.

A Silicon Valley venture capital firm (Kleiner Perkins), negotiated a financial agreement with Snapchat in August 2014, at a time when the company was valued at US$10B. That time Snapchat had 100m monthly active users. Prior to the amount raised with Kleiner Perkins, the company had already raised $163m in funding.

Even after acquiring $1.2 million from angel investor that prefers to stay anonymous, Noname is the smallest one between mentioned companies, but a very potential one.

 

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