Hamburg, Deutschland (PressExposure) March 23, 2013 -- The recently founded developer team allthirds announces the launch of their first app Tinbox, available on the iTunes App Store. By polishing a previously tedious task, it helps users to conserve IMs as 'Instant Memories'.
"We think of our digital conversations as the commentary track to our lives.", says Alex Mayet, lead designer of Tinbox. "Imagine how bad you'd feel if you lost your texts or Facebook messages. But how often do you browse old messages for the nice memories? Probably never, because the cool ones are lost in-between the more trivial day-to-day chatter."
Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, the app works around a general constraint in iOS: one cannot directly push messages from one app to another. More specifically, there is no integrable 'send message to ...' - option in applications like Facebook. When tapping and holding pieces of text, one can only copy them to the clipboard.
Without Tinbox some people save messages by taking the occasional screenshot or making a new entry in a notes application - both less than a smooth user experience. More often than not however, memories are lost, simply because it seems too complicated to save them.
allthirds managed to streamline this process: After copying a message, the user opens Tinbox and chooses a type of card: text message, Facebook, email or other. One more tap to select the sender or recipient and a memory is saved in a way that is both easy and fun to browse.
To those who use Tinbox there is also another, possibly unexpected, benefit. "We feel that having a special place for your personal best-of makes you more mindful of cool moments you share digitally.", says Mayet. "Subconsciously, one is always on the look-out for 'Tinbox-material' and it really changes the way you read and write messages."