Foro Technologies Inc. has recently released its new app, an instant messaging app named Truth. Unlike some discreet messaging apps such as Bleep from BitTorrent where user’s message conversation history is untraceable, Truth puts up the obscurity to the message receivers. It is an app that allows users to send messages to the recipient without ever having their identity known.
The messaging app works as simple as it is advertised. Using the app, you can pick anyone in your contact list and send an anonymous text to the recipient. The team behind the app makes things a little less ominous by promoting the app as a way to express one’s self with confidence to others without having your identity revealed. Every message you make starts with the default phrase, “The truth is…” that encourages hard truths that might be too awkward to express openly. To some extents, it also inspires sending compliments to people anonymously in a quirky way.
If users send a message using Truth, recipients with the app installed will be receiving the message with an unidentified alias. However, if the chosen recipients haven’t have the app installed, they’ll get the message from a random phone number in the city that they haven’t seen before. (Note that Truth does not rely entirely on internet connection as the messaging app sends text messages via your telco service.)
At first glance, the app interface looks quite similar as to any messaging app which has not much of a learning curve to it. For an app that preserves anonymity, Truth prompts an account creation and also an e-mail verification. To many, these steps are rather peculiar and totally unnecessary as they negate users’ intentions to remain anonymous in the app to begin with.
According to the source, one of the creators of the app confirms that Truth will work as advertised and that the collected e-mail credentials are to be used in an unannounced upcoming feature that works with the app.