|[November 19, 2012]
Before You Share the Wrong Photos This Holiday Season, Get Serious About Mobile Privacy With the New KeepSafe Plus App
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Just in time for the start of the holiday season, KeepSafe
Software today announced a new premium package of its popular free
app, the leading media privacy app that has already been downloaded over
five million times. Before you pass around your smartphone at
Thanksgiving dinner - or your next business meeting - consider what other
photos and videos you might be accidentally sharing. Android and iPhone (News - Alert)
users can download KeepSafe at http://getkeepsafe.com.
Smartphones are the center of digital life, a hub of personal and
professional information that users typically consider private, but fail
to treat as such. KeepSafe gives users control over privacy on their
mobile devices by creating a secure, PIN-protected media "vault," and
it's one of only a few applications for Android (News - Alert) that retains a full
five-star status after over 200,000 user ratings. Now, the KeepSafe Plus
package bolsters that privacy even further with new features like
intrusion detection and cloud backup.
"We're thrilled by the high ratings, enthusiastic reviews and hitting
the five million download milestone in less than a year," said Zouhair
Belkoura, founder of KeepSafe Software. "We attribute our success to
keeping our app design clean and easy to use so that anyone can control
their privacy. Now with our advanced toolset, we're making it even
easier for everyday users to manage important pictures and videos on
KeepSafe Plus Pumps Up Privacy
KeepSafe Plus offers the following new features:
Backup: Protecting users' data
from theft or loss of phone, KeepSafe Plus offers a secure cloud
backup service reliably powered by Kii
Cloud, the world's largest Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS).
Fake PIN: Users can create a
second PIN which opens a decoy security vault. If asked to show the
contents of their vault, users can open this second, decoy vault to
avoid revealing the private content stored in the real vault.
Break-in detection: The app keeps
a log of failed log-in attempts, which can reveal when a smartphone is
Secret door: The opening screen of
KeepSafe Plus can be made to appear as a utility app, thereby
obscuring the true function of the app.
The Power of Kii Cloud MBaaS
The success of KeepSafe validates the start-up advantages of working
Corporation. Kii made both venture
capital investment and technology
available to KeepSafe, which hit five million downloads and 500 million
photos protected by October. Kii Cloud MBaaS, in particular, helps set
KeepSafe apart from its competitors. Unlike other privacy solutions,
with KeepSafe, content can be protected against phone loss or theft when
KeepSafe Plus subscribers activate data backup.
KeepSafe uses the Kii Cloud mobile backend-as-a-service to implement
backup and other online services. Kii Cloud serves over 25M end users
including those from KeepSafe, making it the largest MBaaS provider in
the world. App developers who want an "instant cloud backend" can create
a free Kii Cloud account at http://developer.kii.com.
"We think we have a competitive edge over other apps," said Belkoura.
"We built our service on a new kind of infrastructure, provided by Kii
Cloud. It has allowed us to move much faster and deliver a much better
Pricing and Availability
KeepSafe is free to use. Additional KeepSafe Plus features are available
immediately for Android smartphones for $4.99 per month. KeepSafe Plus
for iOS is following soon. Download at http://getkeepsafe.com.
For more information on KeepSafe, please visit http://getkeepsafe.com.
For more information on Kii Corporation, please visit http://www.kii.com/,
and follow the company on Twitter (News - Alert) at @KiiCorp
and on Facebook (News - Alert) at http://www.facebook.com/kiicorp.
KeepSafe is the smartphone application that lets users store and lock
their stuff, on their terms. KeepSafe lets users control access to their
photos and text messages. Over five million users on Android and iPhone
use this tool. KeepSafe was incorporated in January 2012 and is
headquartered in San Francisco's SOMA district. For more information,
About Kii Corporation
Kii Corporation was formed in July 2010 as the result of the merger of
Servo Software and Synclore Corporation, leaders in the Mobile
Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) space. The company's core offering, Kii
Platform, is a unique combination of cloud
services and an early-stage investment
fund designed to help mobile app developers monetize and grow their
business. Kii is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with offices in San
Mateo, California; Hong Kong; and Shenzhen, China and today employs more
than 100 engineers and business professionals around the world. For more
information, please visit http://www.kii.com,
or for Kii Cloud MBaaS, visit http://developer.kii.com.
All brand names and product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
Tags: KeepSafe, Kii Corporation, Kii Cloud, MBaaS, mobile
backend-as-a-service, mobile, mobile application developer, iOS,
Android, media vault, Kii Capital, Kii Partners, cloud, smartphone,
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