rumr, chat app, talking free

We cover a lot of messaging apps here on TruTower and now another one is ready to join the ever growing market.

It’s called rumr and it’s a brand new, real-time anonymous messaging service that just officially launched today on iOS and Android. rumr allows users to have private and anonymous conversations with their friends, enabling them to share their opinions on any topic openly and without fear; individuals are identified only by a colored chat bubble.

“anonymity is the new frontier for messaging”

Developed by Jerlecki, Collin Vance and Andrew Chae, the Los Angeles-based company raised a seed round from Khosla Ventures (Ben Ling), Google Ventures (MG Siegler), Greycroft Partners (Paul Bricault), and angel investors Paige Craig and Scott Lehman, CEO textPlus.

“We believe that anonymity is the new frontier for messaging, creating an exciting alternative for the always-connected person to share their innermost thoughts with friends without being identified,” said James Jerlecki, CEO and co-founder of rumr. “With rumr you spend less time thinking about how to perfectly craft the message you want to send and just share exactly what’s on your mind.”

Find your friends from social networks

You can find friends on rumr through your address book or by using Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Once inside a chat, the member’s list can be viewed at any time. The chat creator can remove users from a chat if someone behaves improperly.

rumr is available for free via iTunes and Google Play.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at