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Our Rating: ★★★☆☆ :: PLAIN SOCIALIZING :: Read Our Full Review >>

Bonfyre is a nice idea for a private place to share photos and event details, but it lacks some important features.

What's New

Around here, the weather has taken a frosty turn as we advance toward the new year. We like to stay warm by running in place, puffing into our hands, and redecorating. You probably thought I would say something about a fire...perhaps even a bonfire? But no! Sadly we don't have a fireplace, so we have to stay busy. And we have!

We've especially been redecorating. New in this version, you'll find the standard orange "+" icon to create or join a bonfyre has moved to the top right of the main screen, with an all new search shifting into the middle and notifications shifting into the top left menu. It's now easier to join a bonfyre with an invitation, and easier to search, than ever before.

For folks planning events, like a holiday party, wedding, or cat's first birthday, you might be interested in our new "Permissions" idea. Typically the person who makes a bonfyre is the only one who can make changes, but no more! Now multiple users can be given permission to edit details, post surveys, manage guests, or groom content. It's pretty swell, if you're into that sort of thing.

And it's not all boring! There have been a plethora of fixes and improvements based on your feedback and requests, quite too numerous to list here. Ok, sure, maybe that doesn't sound glamorous, but I think we can agree that everything feels better when everything feels better, right?

If you have any questions, feedback, or think winter has started to rattle our composure, feel free to send us an email at hey@bonfyreapp.com. Oh, and if you're feeling adventurous, post a selfie to any bonfyre with the hashtag #autostache and let us know what happens.

App Description

Bonfyre isn't just a handsome, fun messaging app for friends and family... It's practically ridiculous how much more it can be, like waking up finding all your shoes have turned into bowls of jello. Seriously, it’s that ridiculous.

Bonfyre is a group connecting super tool that gives you the power to control your social circles, share photos and videos with only the people you want, tell stories through the raw power of imagination, and make you feel like a better person (maybe).

Use it for replacing group texting, planning weddings, connecting at conferences, re-living birthday parties, organizing the fight against evil, or even the classic everyday discussion of where to go for lunch. Heck, even a diary no one else will ever see. It's all up to you. Private, comfortable, accessible chatting.

Imagine worry free video and picture sharing: no polluted feeds, no stalkers, no trust issues. You know who you're talking to, and only they will ever see what you post. Bonfyre creates a private vault around your experiences - the only content you see is from the bonfyres you participate in. It's like a digital fireproof safe, inside a whole second safe, disguised as an inconspicuous box of milk, all for organizing and protecting your shared moments.

And Bonfyre works in the professional scene just as smoothly as the personal. (Is suavely a word?) If you're hosting an event or aiming to add a social ingredient to your company culture, we have a treat for you. The Bonfyre app has plenty of upgrades and customization aspects for you, including content management and moderation, surveys and announcements, custom branding, and many ways to make your event “paperless”. If this sounds as intriguing as, say, a giant Christmas gift with your name on it, let us put on our business suits and contact us at hey@bonfyreapp.com to find out what more we can do for you.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

December 29, 2014 New version 4.6.3
December 02, 2014 New version 4.6.2
November 09, 2014 New version 4.6.1
August 25, 2014 New version 4.5.5
March 14, 2014 New version 4.4.2
February 22, 2014 New version 4.4.1
September 22, 2011 Initial Release