Despite the popularity of video, photo and text destruction apps such as Facebook Poke and Snapchat, it actually turns out that recapturing those messages is a very simple process, even after those apps delete a users messages.
While both of the apps alert a user when screengrabs are taken, it turns out that simply connecting a smartphone to a PC or Mac can offload those messages without alerting the sender. In the case of iPhone users a third-party file manager such as iExplorer is required. read more
Mark Zuckerberg and his team at Facebook need to work much harder if they plan to kill off temporary message delivery service Snapchat. While Facebook’s Poke app debuted at No. 1 in the Apple App store it has now fallen out of the Top 25 downloadable free apps.
Launched last week the Facebook Poke app allows users to send messages which are quickly deleted after viewing.
Josh Constine at TechCrunch does bring up a good point, many customers may have received new iPhone devices for Christmas and therefore downloaded device essential apps before downloading fun apps. Essential app downloads could have very well pushed Facebook Poke out of the top 25 iOS downloads list. read more