Mobile security app reaches 100,000 downloads

28 Jun 2010

A new mobile phone application, SafeBox, launched three months ago has hit the 100,000 downloads milestone. The app helps users to keep their sensitive text messages invisible to anyone who goes through their phone.

Footballers, actors, golfers, musicians and politicians are not the only ones to be concerned about mobile privacy, everyone has been there; someone reads your text messages when you are not looking or goes through your contacts and finds numbers they shouldn’t.

SafeBox was developed by Irish company SafeBox Ltd. to make unwanted mobile phone spying a thing of the past as users can choose which text messages or contacts they want to make invisible to anyone who may be snooping through their phone. 

The application enables the user to send private texts to secret contacts without anyone but the phone owner being able to see. The app works by creating a private area on the handset which is only accessible by PIN.

“We created SafeBox to let people all around the world finally get some privacy in their daily SMS communications, away from prying eyes.” said Philippe Joly, CEO, SafeBox Ltd.

“SafeBox is reaching the first significant milestone of 100,000 users in just three months”.

SafeBox mirrors the standard SMS behaviour of the phones which makes it intuitive and simple to use for everyone and doesn’t require any technical knowledge.

The application is available in seven languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian and Italian) and is free to download from the website that can be accessed from the web or directly from the mobile phone browser. The SafeBox application can also be downloaded from the leading app store

SafeBox Limited is a young Irish company setup in 2009 by two French entrepreneurs. It is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with additional resources spread across France and Italy and currently expanding its presence to other strategic regions in Asia and Russia.

The company is the fruit of an active collaboration between technology entrepreneurs and experts in mobile security that share the same vision about the right to privacy in the mobile space.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years