iPhone’s Tiger Text Application gives Privacy Rights back to Sender


This is a Guest Article by Brandon Gerson from NYC

With the recent launch of the Tiger Text Application for the iPhone (Blackberry and Droid soon to follow), texters can now rest assured that their text messages will only be read by intended parties. This new app allows the text message’s sender to give the message a lifespan, ranging from one minute, to multiple days. After the recipient opens the message, a timer begins a countdown, deleting the message from both parties’ phones and the server upon expiration. Like a modern day Mission Impossible, the messages self destruct, and cease to exist in a matter of moments, keeping the text message confidential.

Most bloggers are relating the application to Tiger Wood’s infidelity. They refer to the scandalous text messages he sent his mistresses, and claim that this product would have saved his tail. Ironically, this app would have prevented his messages from leaking to his wife or the press, but the application is named after the animals which are notoriously difficult to track. As convenient as this app may be for cheaters, Tiger Text keeps all of the text messages sent between users private, regardless of their motive.

I cannot recall a time when I have sent a text message that I wanted retransmitted…but it happens. Whether it is a business idea, a drunken text, spreading gossip, or just a friendly chat, I would prefer my point be understood by the recipient, and the message not passed on.

The Internet has created limitless global communication, and with the social media phenomenon and new startups as strong as ever, the ability share information has never been easier.

With privacy rights constantly being challenged by free speech on the Internet, I am glad that there is finally an application that will prevent my text messages from ever going public.

Also check out the new PowWowNow Conference Call iPhone application where you can save on the time, costs and carbon footprint associated with traveling to meetings, and you can connect with colleagues all over the world instantly, which also brings you free mobile conference calling at the touch of a button.


About Brandon

I was born and raised in Los Angeles California, after getting a degree in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University, I took off to work for an international company selling and distributing vision screeners from Bagaces Costa Rica. I have since moved to NYC to live with my girlfriend, and would consider my self a type of entrepreneur. I look forward to the day I am running my business from my home in a tropical paradise sipping rum on the beach.

  • Though I don’t use iPhone… I got The Idea behind This app… Truly New.. “Delete on Read” is a Very Innovative Concept…

    I Thank Brandon Gerson for Sharing this wonderful article with Us..
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  • Great concept. I’d love to see it coming in Android soon 🙂
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  • Great article!! Tiger text seems to be ‘the application’ that users would love to have. I really wish that this application was available across all phones 🙂
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  • craaze

    If ya’ll think Tiger Text is the best fake texts app, you are WRONG!!! This app actually tricks my girlfriend and parents into thinking they see my real texts. It’s at faketexts.com… sumthin like that…called FakeTexts though. Fuh real!!!

  • tdmaker27

    Great Article Brandon!!! Every time I hear about TigerText, its in a negative light. I feel like there is so much potential on the positive side of things and you shared that. And BTW TigerText is now on Android, BlackBerry, and Iphone. They also send pictures now to.