Though the social services like messaging have seen a huge turnaround in the past decade, it seems like the basic idea is still the same. We’re still in conversation with the same friends, though now it’s more detailed and decorated with images/videos and emoticons. But the developers seem to be exploiting the same concept over and over again and though some very good messengers have evolved over this period, we haven’t discovered a single new way of communication. For example, we’re still focused on individual communication or restricted to friends but the field of mass communication is totally vacant. It has been left in solitude and only some rare visitors go down that road. For example, if you need to contact an unknown person around you using your phone, how’d you? Blank-faced, right? Well, until and unless you throw your phone at him, you can’t gain his attention, can you? But there’s another “sophisticated” way around!


I am talking about the latest iOS app called TinyShout that has been developed by WaitIQ. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 7.1 or any later version of the OS. This app has also been optimized for iPhone 5.


TinyShout works on a yet-to-be-patented technology where you can send a message to everybody in your proximity. You can set the range from 100 feet up to 5 miles and everybody falling within that range having TinyShout installed on his/her device can receive your message. This app comes invaluably important at many places. For example, if you’ve found a lost purse or lost your own, this is the easiest way to connect with everybody around without creating a scene out of your mistake. If you’re at a concert or say in the middle of a basketball game and want to cheer up your team, spread the message and become a decisive change.


Though this is a public domain app where you send to and receive messages from people you don’t know, you’re still in total control of everything. When you create a new message, you can set its time limit after which it’ll automatically be deleted from every device including your own. If you lost your friends in the concert and your message is limited to them only, set a passcode to view the message that only your friends know. If you want to, you can keep your identity hidden by posting as “anonymous”.

On the receiving end, you can post a public/private reply to a post. While public messages are open to everybody, private message opens a separate chat room. 30 seconds before the expiry time of that post, everybody connected to that post is notified and everything except your private chats is deleted from the server. Also, you can decide which messages to receive and which to ignore under the categories section. The various categories to choose from include bands & music, night club, parties, festivals, shopping, etc.

Overall, TinyShout is a great app to try your hands at. It’s available for “free” in the App Store. So go check it out today!

Pros: self-destruct; post anonymously; use passcodes for security; post public/private replies; free.

Cons: none.

I will give this app 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Worth Having App – Download the App