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Rumuki: Share Private Videos With Only One Person

Sometimes you may not want it that your privately filmed clips are visible in the videos folder of the iPhone. So you want to encrypt them. This is useful in particular, if you want to share the video only with one person or if you want to protect it from the eyes of others. Rumuki makes this easy: Thanks to this app, videos are visible for solely two iPhone users and only if both have the authorization. We explain in this trick, how the app works.

Share videos with only one person

After you loaded the Rumuki app in the App Store and installed it, you have to choose a display name, which is visible for other Rumuki users. You can either use your whole name or just a single letter. Then the app demands a 4-digit code, which unlocks the app – similar to the Passcode of the iPhone. You can add your email address to receive the newsletter, but this is optional. You can skip this step, if you don’t want it. Now you have to agree on the Terms of Use. After a short introduction you can start using the app.

You can record a video by tapping the little red button. The app automatically searches for a video partner close by. Both iPhones have to be turned on and be online the whole time. Otherwise the connection cannot be maintained. The selected iPhone will receive a QR Code, which has to be scanned with your iPhone.

Very practical: At the bottom right corner, you will see the remaining minutes, which you can use for recording.

In the end of the recording, you can name the clip to be able to find it again. The video will be encrypted and you will get a key, by which you can manage the video. You have to send an authorization to the other iPhone user by clicking “Grant Playback”. If the person doesn’t accept the key within 7 days, the access will expire. Every key equates one view. If a person wants to view the clip more often, he/she has to request a new key. If one person deletes the video, it will be gone for the other person as well.

The advantage of Rumuki is that the video can be recorded inside the app, so that it will be saved already encrypted. Videos, which have been recorded outside of the application, cannot be loaded into Rumuki. According to the app developer, the videos are not saved on their servers nor collected. If you want, you can send anonymous crash reports to the developer team. Even a sign-up is unnecessary. Only people, who want to subscribe to the newsletter, have to give away the email address.

The disadvantage of Rumuki is the battery consumption. It really strains the battery. So it’s not made for permanent usage.

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