Spotbros is an instant messaging service similar to Whatsapp or LINE. Besides chatting with your contacts, creating groups, sharing media files and push notifications, it brings two interesting features. First off, Spotbros is way more secure since it uses AES-256 encryption algorithm (same as NSA). This means that it encrypts any messages between users making them more difficult to intercept. In addition, messages are deleted from Spotbros servers after 30 days. This clearly overtakes the lack of transparency of other messaging services.
Second, it includes an interesting feature called "Shout". Shout allows you to send a message that will be received by users that are close to you, even if they're not in your contacts list. This way you can ask for restaurant recommendations nearby or any other advice as well as meet new people.
It merges two ideas: instant messaging (push notifications, chat groups, sharing media) with social network (you can update your status, edit your profile and check-in locations and shout).
A great service set in a well-crafted layout and a user-friendly interface. If it manages to achieve a respectable users base, it will be a real alternative. Highly recommended.
by Manu , Appszoom
Jan 18, 2013