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The story behind KINN

Hi, this is Dragoș, I am the indie developer behind KINN.

For the past few years I’ve been concerned with privacy, use of personal data by big corporations and manipulation on social media apps like Facebook and Instagram.


In 2018, I have made the conscious decision to completely remove most of my social media accounts (except Twitter). However, before actually doing it, I conducted a thorough analysis on my own use of those social media apps and discovered that for Facebook for instance, I was using it as a proxy to get in touch with friends and people I knew after seeing their posts on my timeline (thanks to the unknown algorithms), which might as well have been random for me. Another useful feature was knowing and being reminded about people’s birthdays.

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v1.8.3 – Localization & UX Improvements

This update brings some localization and user experience improvements:

  • You can now decide to skip notifications permission granting during onboarding. To enable them, go to the Settings Tab.
  • When selecting your contact card during onboarding, the field now populates your name.
  • You can now long press on a contact card and the actions sheet will be presented.
  • If a contact does not have a name, KINN will fallback to the phone number or the email.
  • Some content was not being localized correctly in certain regions. This has now been fixed.

Hope you enjoy these new improvements.

KINN is a free contacts app for iOS and you can download it from the App Store.

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KINN appears on r/apple for Self Promotion Saturday

The community of r/apple has helped shape a lot of the initial features of KINN and today KINN is participating in the Self Promotion Saturday.

If you’d like to enter the discussion or upvote KINN, you can do so here:

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v1.8.2 – Localization improvements & bug fixes

Experiencing bugs, app crashes and incorrect localization is never great, so a new version of KINN has just been released.

This small update brings some improvements and fixes the following issues:

  • Quoted content is now being localized properly in all supported regions.
  • Fixes the bigger than expected tab bar icons on certain devices.
  • Fixes a crash when trying to add a group on iPad.
  • Fixes a crash when trying to add a reminder on iPad.

The new update to KINN – Contacts and Groups is now available for free in the App Store.

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v1.8.1 – Fixes to birthday dates and notifications

A new version of KINN, your new contacts app for iOS, is now available in the App Store.

This small and quick update to the contacts manager fixes the following issues:

  • Birthdays displayed one day off due to timezone differences in certain regions
  • Notifications were not rescheduled immediately when the time was changed in Settings
  • Birthday notifications were not cancelled after deleting a contact

The new update to KINN – Contacts and Groups is now available for free in the App Store.

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KINN is now on Product Hunt

As part of our big release of v1.8.0 which includes support for 7 different languages and 9 different regions, KINN is also present on Product Hunt!

KINN - Contacts & Groups - Manage your contacts and keep in touch with people. | Product Hunt Embed

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v1.8.0 – The Localization Update 🌍️

A new version of KINN is now available in the App Store – v1.8.0 includes localization support for the following languages:

  • English (🇺🇸 and 🇬🇧)
  • Portuguese (🇵🇹 and 🇧🇷)
  • French 🇫🇷
  • German 🇩🇪
  • Spanish 🇪🇸
  • Romanian 🇷🇴
  • Russian 🇷🇺

A great amount of attention has been paid to fully translate KINN and localize dates, times and names to the specific formats. If you notice something that looks off, feel free to get in touch.

In addition, this update makes it easier to trigger contact selection in the Contacts Tab while searching, adds a new “Delete Contact” action in the action sheet and fixes some pesky bugs with times and groups.

We hope you enjoy!

You can download KINN in the App Store.