Secret’s developers launch Ping, a simple app that keeps you up to date
The creators of controversial app Secret have just launched a new product, but this time, it has nothing to do with airing your dirty laundry anonymously. They call their new application Ping, a simple software that displays a list of topics (such as movies and new Twittter trends) right on your lock screen. Like its name implies, it pings you whenever it detects new results for the topics listed on your display, which you can then access by dragging the circle on the top right corner. Ping starts with a bare-bones list as you can see in the video after the break, but more topics get added to your screen the more you use the app and the more it gets to know you. Similar to Secret, you don’t even need to sign up or have a username to be able to use it, as it was a product of a company hackathon “where the goal was an exercise in simplicity.” In an interview with Re/Code, Secret co-founder David Byttow says that Ping has nothing to do with the company’s previous product. You can download the app right now if you’re on iOS, but if it follows in the footsteps of its older sibling, it should be available for Android in no time.
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