Trill, a safe and secure anonymous community project launched in 2018 and started by five high school girls to support people battling depression, anxiety, mental health and other sensitive issues launched an Android app version of its project last month in June.
According to the Trill team, they had received numerous requests from users about the possibility of having an Android app for the project. They also had a huge Tumblr following which continuously asked about the possible release of the app on other platforms.
Georgia, one of the co-founders of the Trill Project was happy to deliver the news about their Android app launch which was in high demand since last year as it was only available on Apple Store at the time.
‘We are a team of teenagers, and we created this app to help the LGBT+ community, teens with mental illness, teens in countries that censor internet content, and anyone else who needs support to find an anonymous, safe, and close community.
We launched on iOS last summer, our Tumblr following was a huge source of help to make that possible, and we now have tens of thousands of people on the application.
But we listened and we heard that our Tumblr following was asking for an Android version, so we have been working our hardest to create this for you. We are so excited to finally offer Trill on a new platform today! Thank you so much for the patience.’ – Trill Project team.
The project was founded last year and uses iCepa’s iOS Tor Framework in order to mask each user’s IP address. According to the founders, this makes it hard for authorities to block its use in countries where internet is censored, restricted or monitored.
The network was built by five girls; Ari, Izzy, Georgia, Sara and Alexandra (Lexi) who started out by forming a team to participate the in the Technovation Challenge which is a worldwide competition challenging high school girls to build apps that solve a problem in their communities.
Last year, when the idea about the Trill Project was presented as a Beta by the young team of five, it got more than 10,000 email sign ups in 3 weeks.
Trill revolutionises social networking by allowing users to be more confident enough to share what they are struggling with, relate with others from all over the world and assist each other through honest thoughts without fear for harassment or persecution.
Trill launching on Google Play is a big step as it will give the app an opportunity to cross boarders at a global scale and reach those in developing countries such as Asia and Africa which have a large Android user base as compared to iOS or iPhones in particular.
To get access to the awesome Trill app, all you have to do is head to the Google Play Store and download it on your phone. Its just around 4mbs (megabytes) in size and can run on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to the latest.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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