Once again, the Internets really DO work! Two-and-a-half weeks ago, we told you about a new app called Peek that tried to make sending dirty pics to the objects of your affection safer. The original idea: You take a naughty picture with your phone via Peek, send it out and the recipient can only view the picture once, through a small circular moveable “keyhole”, for only 30 seconds before it disappears (from both your phones). Cool idea, right? But we discovered one massive hole in the app — if you quickly moved the keyhole around and snapped a bunch of screen shots during that 30-second window, in Photoshop you could puzzle together a pretty revealing composite, sort of defeating the purpose of the app in the process.
Well, color us pink, because we were tickled to receive the following note the other day:
Hi Em & Lo,
Thank you for reviewing my app, Peek.
We really appreciated your honest review, and the effort in highlighting the flaw.
We have since released an update, which eliminates your flaw you wrote about.
If the recipient takes a screen capture, the image expires immediately.
In thanks, below are 10 vouchers for you and your readers to use to download the latest update of Peek.
So, there you have it: people really can make a difference (with their snarky blogging). The first ten people to use the codes get Peek for free — so hop to it!