Tap To Tell

Wish your text messages would get deleted? Try Tell, the new private messaging app!

You know that moment when you wish the message you just sent to your friend would be deleted for good once they read it?

Tell is an app on iPhone that innovates how we send messages to our contacts with specifics that will knock your socks off.  The two biggest features are a Timer and a Deadline for messages that are sent.

Have we been in these situations before where we wanted these features?  I think we can all come up with a few. Business partners, relationships, during the bar extravaganza where too many drinks make for some happy texting?

Let’s say you have a message that you want to send to your friend but you won’t want them to keep it for long. You can set a timer for the amount of time it remains on their phone.  It then deletes off the phone come that time!

The Deadline feature allows you to set a time where if the message is read or not it will just disappear… poof! Gone!  Say what?  Yes, so if you are in a bar and you send a stupid message to someone, you will be confident to know the next morning that the message is no more!

Interesting fact about the creators: This is their very first go in the entrepreneurial ring. A knock out for sure! Co-founders; Marc Lafleur, Jonathan Makrakis, Shaheen & Sam Zangooi, currently have Tell in open testing mode on the App Store, and they have followed the life cycle to the tee, albeit without technical background’s or expertise. This mobile app is built by users, for users, said Lafleur and Makrakis. With their new 2.0 version on the way (more features) and it expected on the Android platform very soon, the 4 partners from Waterloo are moving forward at a pace that most app developers would love to have! Investment opportunity for sure.

Their inception of the idea was quite simple: Wouldn’t it be great to be able to send private messages to friends, and have it delete with no message history? 

Their growth in the idea spawned with real life scenarios and yes I think you thought of a few while reading this article!

Download the app through the App Store and try it out with your friends, and enjoy the experience!

Visit up their sites:

www.facebook.com/taptotell

www.taptotell.ca

Pet Peeve? I see why not!

It has been a while since I wrote a post and yes I will start with a pet peeve of mine… this is a short blog on people and their lack of ability to be humanly communicate. As technology has emerged into a norm and a simple way to avoid having a real conversation, it makes it evident as to who has you as a priority and who does not….

I spent the last few months focusing on me and my work. During this time I came to an awesome realization: “people have little to no integrity anymore”. People have lost their touch to communicate and carry relationships as technology has grown.

So this article goes to all the people who respond with a text when they missed (or didn’t want to pick up) your phone call!
Not sure why but people somehow have this mentality that the person will enjoy a pleasant text of “hey what’s up” or “saw you called” or whatever, when you politely called.

Here is the scoop on showing you care. When someone calls… call them back. When someone emails you…email them back. When someone texts you… text them back. By no means does a call mean text them back. All it does is show the lack of caring that exists in the relationship.

So next time you sit there wondering why you don’t have friends or why your friends have stopped connecting with you think about texting back twice before picking up the phone and calling back!