twinme turns your mobile device into a phone without a number. And there is no login/password, no email address, no username, no pin, no social network ID, and no personal information either. All you need is a data connection (Wi-Fi or 3G/4G/LTE) to make free text, voice and video calls.
twinme removes the unique identifier constraint imposed by all communications service providers, by allowing people and companies to define and control their online identities in accordance with their social lives, their activities, and their privacy constraints or preferences.
twinme lets “you” define how your contacts identify you (a name, an image) to interact with you remotely, just like in real life: your children call you “Mom” or “Dad”, your lover calls you “Honey”, your friends “Pal”, and your clients “Doctor”.
You can revoke the identity you shared with someone at any time to stop this contact from reaching you anymore. No unsolicited calls, no harassment, no spam. “You” are in control! And moreover, it's fun!
As opposed to most “free” mobile applications, twinme carries no advertising, so nobody needs to know your personal data.
twinme protects your privacy and confidentiality of your interactions.
Text and High Definition voice and video chat are encrypted and operated in peer-to-peer, with no server in between. twinme is based on WebRTC, the new standard for secure real-time multimedia communications on the web.
Try it with your friends and new encounters, and have fun!
You need to create your twinme contact list, since twinme does not peek into your address book(s) to grab your contacts personal information, which, by nature, formally belongs to the persons who shared it with you privately.
- Tap the “Add” icon, and then either “Invite a Contact“, or “Scan a QR-Code” to review the twinme invitation of a person nearby.
In both cases, you will be asked to store your contact into a “Group“, e.g. Family, Friends, Work, Fun, etc., created at this occasion, or existing already.
Each Group has one of “Your Identities” (name & image) associated to it. This identity represents you when inviting members of that group. It is also used by default, when receiving a twinme invitation from a contact you want to store into that group.
- To Invite someone, simply “Share” your identity (the one you associated to the relevant group) via a QR-Code if the person is next to you, or by email, text, social network, web site otherwise.
When someone Accepts your invitation, his/her identity is entered into the group you used to invite this contact, and a Notification lets you know.
- When receiving a twinme invitation from “Scan a QR-Code” or from opening with twinme the web address you received by email, text, chat, SMS or any other means, you are asked to specify the group in which to store this contact. You can then edit your default identity with the name and image representing you to this particular contact, and “Accept” the invitation.
In the end, each of yours and your contact’s identities are both paired in a unique way.
- To Call someone, tap the contact entry and Select the type of communication: note, fast text, voice or video.
- Notes can be sent when contacts are off line. They can include a file (photo). A new note for a given contact replaces the previous one.
- Fast text calls display 2 windows: one for you and one for your contact. Each character one types is seen by the other in real-time. At the end of the call, all texts are wiped out and no trace remains.
- You can “Edit your name and image representing you to each of your Contacts” at any time.
If you change your name to “Unknown”, your contact will not be able to call you anymore, but you may still be able to call him/her anonymously.
- You can “Edit a Group” by sliding the group entry to the right and selecting the settings icon.
More information at https://twin.me
User interface improvements.
There is a new functionality allowing to send "Notes" to contacts asynchronously.
A file (eg, a photo) can be attached to a note.
A new note for a given contact replaces the previous one.
You may need to "zap" the application and restart it to "refresh" it when meeting an unexpected behavior.
Please report problems and issues, and send comments and feedback.