New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2012
Timehop Sync, a new tool released by Timehop today, allows users to include their text messages in Timehop's daily email summary of this day last year. By using Timehop Sync, iPhone and Android users can unlock the rich history of text messages previously locked in their phones.
Timehop is a simple product that answers the question "what did you do a year ago?" It works by aggregating a user's content from different services. Previously these services included Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram. With the addition of text messages, the Timehop experience gets much much richer.
"Our text messages are a rich history of our activities, thoughts, and feelings. But previously, they were trapped in our phones with no way to get them out." said Jonathan Wegener, cofounder and CEO. "With the release of Timehop Sync, we're letting our users unlock that rich history."
Timehop's team custom engineered Timehop Sync to access the text messages. "There's no API for iPhone text messages. So we built our own solution!" said Benny Wong, cofounder and CTO. "Same with android" he added.
"Text messages make the Timehop experience even more powerful" added Wegener. "Our users love Timehop, but they keep asking for MORE. They want a fuller view of their digital history. And with Timehop Sync, we deliver that!"
Wong added "Every day, we're creating a rich timestamped digital record of our lives. Some of those records are on public facing sites like Twitter and Instagram. Others aren't public -- but equally valuable. The addition of text messages represents our first advance into the private half of your digital history."
Jonathan Wegener said, “In a world focused on real time, there's an untapped opportunity in the past. We're poised to capture that opportunity and couldn't be more excited about it.
In January, Timehop announced a $1.1M investment from OATV (O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures) and Spark Capital. Timehop shares the same investors as Foursquare, Twitter, Tumblr, and Runkeeper. Several angel investors also participated in the round including the Foursquare founders.