Dublin-headquartered SafeBox has won an award for best consumer messaging app at the 2011 Global Messaging Awards for its mobile app that aims to make mobile phone spying a thing of the past.
The awards, which were held in London last night, were organised by 160 Characters, a UK-based not-for-profit membership forum for mobile messaging professionals, to celebrate the best in messaging innovation and development.
SafeBox, which was set up in 2009 in Dublin, won in the ‘Best Consumer Messaging App’ category for its app that prevents sensitive text messages from being read by anyone but the mobile phone owner.
The SafeBox.mobi app, which can be downloaded for free, allows people to send and receive private SMS within a private circle of contacts, with the entire content of the SafeBox app stored in a PIN-protected space of the phone.
SafeBox co-founder and CEO Philippe Joly said the award for best consumer messaging app was strong recognition of the company’s efforts to create attractive mobile privacy products for consumers, with the SafeBox app now close to amassing 1m users after just one year.
Dublin-headquartered SafeBox, which has a presence in Italy and France, is also expanding to Asia, with new regional offices in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
“We will be rolling out new exciting privacy products for both consumers and business before the end of the year,” added Joly.