UPDATE (2020/02/15): I'd initially released this project when it was only about two-thirds or so finished, but ultimately decided to shut it down due to a recent change in location and employment. — More information about the project can be found on my portfolio.
I've been tinkering with an app idea in some of my free time this year, and wanted to release it before 2020. It's an end-to-end encrypted, anonymized publisher/messenger… sort of like a cross between Signal and Twitter.
With it, you simply add one or more close friends to join a “network,” and then the devices will automatically exchange and maintain unique encryption keys to help keep your communications a secret from any possible eavesdroppers. 😃
It's a lightweight yet powerful concept. A few features are still missing that I'd hoped to include, but they'll perhaps show up sometime down the road.
Messages from you and from others are routed to your friends and beyond, until they eventually “die out” in one of a number of different ways. You won't know who wrote what, but you can block authors (anonymously) or optionally “hide” any message… essentially removing it from your networks if your friends haven't already received it from you or somebody else. — Authors and readers alike will “level up” by participating, so it's a bit “gamified.” 🎮
The app's still very “V1,” but if you're interested in checking it out, it's currently on the iOS App Store for free. (🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇨🇦 🇯🇵 Available in the US, UK, Canada, and Japan initially.)
And, yeah… it's just pronounced like the “🤫” emoji. 🤷🏼♂️📲