With encryption being one of the big buzzwords of now, you might expect that right now will be a very good time to launch a new encryption-focused app or service. That is exactly what Peerio have now done as the company has today announced the arrival of their Peerio app for Android on the Play Store. That said, this is not exactly a new app as Peerio has been developing this app for quite some time, with desktop versions of the app having been available since early last year. The Android app had previously been available in a beta form, although today sees its official release to the Play Store as an out of beta app and one which is now ready for everyone.
If you are new to Peerio, then in the very shortest of terms, this is an app which looks to offer end to end levels of encryption. Compared to some of the other options, Peerio does not store any data on their servers and the company has already looked to some independent security reviews to assess the app’s level of security and potential flaws. Not to mention, they have also release the code to GitHub so anyone who wants to take a closer look at it in more detail can.
As well as offering the ability to send messages, files or engage in group chats behind an encrypted level of protection, the app also offers additional features like the ability for data to be read offline and the ability to be synced across devices and platforms (Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux). Which will be a nice addition for those who are already using one of the desktop versions. Not to mention, the app has been designed to try and be as simple as possible to use and adopts a three tab design, where everything is split into either messages, files or contacts. As mentioned, the app is now available from the Play Store, is a free to download app and is ad-free. Those interested in finding out more or downloading the app, can do so by heading through the link below.