With the increasing realization that due to mass surveillance we are all constantly being spied on, whether we are doing anything wrong or not, there has been a much louder call for apps which can keep our communications private.
schmoose is a cross platform instant messenger which offers end-to-end encryption that can be used to exchange messages and media without the cost of using SMS and without the nagging feeling that someone is watching you.
The app features background synchronization, allowing users to start up their conversation on the go with your phone, and keep it going at your desktop, and then take it up again from your couch and tablet.
It utilizes end-to-end encryption (AES-256, SHA-256, RSA with key size of 2048 bits) and data is only exchanged using a secure line (128-bit TLS 1.2), meaning no one else can read your schmoose messages, not even schmoose.
The service is still however extremely user friendly. Users can register using either a valid email address or a SMS-capable phone number and will match you with your email or phone contacts via your address book. Servers are located in Germany and Europe.
The service is starting on Windows Phone before rolling out to other platforms. The client for Windows Phone can be found here.
Read more about schmoose at their website here.
Thanks Tobias for the tip.