Nocknock! Who's there? Chat up strangers in bars, cafes and subways, totally anonymous and NSA safe!
Anonymity is a powerful thing; Oscar Wilde once said: "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth". 'nocknock' is a new free iPhone app from Agile Dimension, which lets you chat with anyone via Bluetooth. No Internet connection needed! No prying eyes from Nosy Surveillance Agencies. It works just like any chat app except that you only can see people nearby within reach of the iPhone Bluetooth radio.
* Enables you to chat just about anywhere; underground, in subways, bars. Even in airplanes, if allowed
* Lightning fast messaging - The messages transmits in-air between the devices - Truly instant messaging
* Encrypted messaging - No way of tracking a user or messages - No servers - No friends lists - Absolute privacy
* Group chat with up to eight people at the same time - Free
* Simple usage: start the app, browse for people nearby, chat - It's that simple
* Beautiful flowing, vivid iOS 7 user interface
As crazy as it sounds in this day and age, we are running out of ways to communicate with each other. We constantly communicate with friends, but what about the rest of the world? There are about seven billions strangers out there, which might sound a bit scary, but as they say: A stranger is just a friend waiting to happen!
So we decided to use the power of the new Bluetooth 4.0 possibilities in iOS 7, to let people chat here and now - it's instant, it's free, it's discreet and we love it. Besides being a handy way of silently conversing with pals at work or in the cinema, Bluetooth messaging is also great for making new friends in a library or chatting up someone in a crowded nightclub, because you can hook up with anyone who has an iPhone.
All you need is to switch your Bluetooth on and install a chat program called 'nocknock' (free for iOS 7). To get started, just define a username and start scanning for other users nearby. Once you've hooked up with someone, you can send and receive text messages, even with emojis. You are only available to others when the app is running in the foreground. Close the app and you are totally invisible again. Bluetooth 4.0 is available in iPhone 4s and later models.
"We are trying to revive the underground anonymous Bluetooth chat that teenagers used to do prior to the iPhone, where they opened up bluetooth file-transfer on their phones and chatted by renaming files back and forth.", says Tommy Westerberg, Founder and President of Agile Dimension Inc. "When I was a kid, in the late Jurassic period when phones was hardwired to the wall, we used to dial anonymous hotline numbers to chat with people from all over the country. It was intriguing and we made lots of new friends."
nocknock 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.