HalloApp is the “first relationship network” developed by two ex-employees of the popular messaging platform, WhatsApp. The two engineers – Neeraj Arora, and Michael Donohue have made this app and claims that the app doesn’t store user data unlike Facebook, whose entire business model revolves around user data.
HalloApp claims privacy to be the first focus of the platform, which has the ethics of earlier WhatsApp before the app was purchased by Facebook a few years ago. Just use your mobile number, and enjoy the end-to-end encryption on the platform all over your chats. Moreover, the app claims to have real people and useful posts instead of the crap that Facebook usually does.
In the blog post, the CEO, Neeraj Arora mentions:
More importantly, we will never show you ads. Ever. Instead, we plan to eventually offer additional features at a small cost
As for the app, you get to see a simple home screen with home, groups, chats, and settings tabs at the bottom. There is a shortcut to post images or simple text posts. At the top, you will get to see an invite button, with a notification/activity panel.
As of now, HalloApp is available on iOS and Android.