The Burner app provides limited time phone number options so that you can make and receive calls and texts. Chris O’Malley, Tech Lead for Burner, explains how it all works to help you maintain your privacy by not having to share your real cell number indiscriminately. Chris talks about how iOS 10 will increase Burner’s capabilities, as well as their Burner Connections feature that lets you use your Burner number with services such as Dropbox, Google, Slack, EverNote and SoundCloud, and their GhostBot service that aids in dealing with annoying text-messengers.
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Chris O’Malley is the Tech Lead at Burner, and has built software that has been used by millions of people every day. He has been a long-time developer for Apple platforms, starting with pro audio and continuing on to iOS. Chris led the mobile team at Grindr and oversaw a complete redesign of their iOS and Android clients.Follow Chris on Twitter, and also follow Burner on Twitter.