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'TigerText' app allows for messages to be deleted after sent from iPhone to iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Mar 2010 1:29 User comments (7)

'TigerText' app allows for messages to be deleted after sent from iPhone to iPhone A new iPhone app is growing in infamy today, thanks to its ability to delete text messages remotely, or the ability to self-destruct messages at the users request.
Dubbed TigerText, the app lets users set a time limit for texts, and when that time limit hits, the messages deletes from your phone, the receiving phone, and the TigerText server.

The app is aimed at adulterers, sexting teens, and those who want to keep their intimate texts private.

TigerText is free for the first 100 messages, $1.49 per month for 250 messages, and only $2.49 per month for unlimited. All messages are saved on the TigerText server meaning they are never saved in your carrier's database or physically on any phone.

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7 user comments

12.3.2010 7:24

Haha, sounds like something I could have used a few months back when I had two girlfriends.

22.3.2010 7:48

ya i bet

32.3.2010 8:06

How many numpties will not realise it has to be on both phones, and end up getting someone in the deep stuff.
As for your other half not being able to read your texts, if they’re paranoid enough to look at your phone anyway, then just seeing this app will tell them you’re up to something.
The idea does sound good to some degree, being able to have received messages ‘self delete’ after the receivers own set period ‘unless saved’ sounds a good idea, saves having to manually go through messages and deleting all the old crap.
I don’t like the idea of an app being able to set parameters on my phone, even if it is just a delete period, how long before someone hacks into it and gets the receivers phone to do something else, or just corrupt it.
As with all these things, they may seem harmless enough to those that devise them, but somehow, someone will end up suffering with something ‘the developers’ didn’t see as plausible.

43.3.2010 7:20

Originally posted by ZeusAV:
Haha, sounds like something I could have used a few months back when I had two girlfriends.
Hee, hee!.. I read this as "had"...

54.3.2010 10:31

Originally posted by BigDK:
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I don’t like the idea of an app being able to set parameters on my phone, even if it is just a delete period, how long before someone hacks into it and gets the receivers phone to do something else, or just corrupt it.
As with all these things, they may seem harmless enough to those that devise them, but somehow, someone will end up suffering with something ‘the developers’ didn’t see as plausible.
As far as that goes, just using a cellphone you are trusting that the manufacturer/carrier/disgruntled empolyee at either didn't install something on there. As well as literally every single app that is installed. If you are truly paranoid, you would never install anything. Your other option is to get a phone and run 2 OS's on it, such as WinMo and Android. Then your significant other wouldn't be able to tell if you were texting/calling someone else.

64.3.2010 13:42

I can think of a few high-profile celebs that could have done with this ;) TigerText is a bit funny too.

713.9.2010 18:41
Doc Jones
Unverified new user

This app has nothing to do with cheating spouses...granted any technology can be used for good or bad. that being said, this app has so much potential for being used for good. think about doctors being able to text patients instead of seeing them, it would cut down on number of appointments. or how about businesses putting all there employees on tigertext so there is no crucial information leaked. the littlest thing could crush a business. privacy is becoming ever more important and you too will want your cell phone private

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