Telegram + HelpYouFind.Me

We integrate with the free and secure Telegram service to give you access to the HYFM platform directly through your smart phone.

What is Telegram?

Telegram is a free and not-for-profit service that provides secure communications via your smart phone or computers. Think of it as like texting or chatting. You can chat with all your contacts but also Telegram is an excellent Bot (aka, robot) interface so that software developers can integrate their programs with the service. That's what we've done with HYFM.

How do I use Telegram to talk to HYFM?

Telegram also has an amazing software integration platform via "bots". Think of a bot as a robot you can chat with to integrate into HYFM. When using the HYFM Bot you can click a button to send your location, photo, or a general update and the bot will automatically post your data to HYFM for you.

It knows who you are because you will use a special and unique link to sync your Telegram account to your HYFM account.

This allows us to build first class smart phone integration without an application of our own, on your phone, to support.

Why Telegram?

We firmly believe in Telegram and their mission to provide private communication channels for all the world. They're also extremely open with their protocols and software source code. It's no wonder that huge companies like Facebook (and it's service WhatsApp) are scrambling to copy them at every turn.

Is Telegram secure?

We believe so. But don't just take our word for it. The security community has spoken and many audits have proven that Telegram is a trusted method of communication. We won't go to deep into the weeds here because it's very technical but if you're interested, here are some links where you can read more about it.

  • Telegram FAQ - (Security Section) See more details about Telegram security in their FAQ.
  • Telegram Advanced FAQ - If you're technical enough you can read the advanced FAQ where there is a lot of specific detail on how their encryption works.
  • Security Audit from Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics, University of Udine, Italy
  • Encryption Bounty - $300,000.00 - Telegram has a still unclaimed bounty to anyone who can break their encryption. This contest has gone on for years and still no one has been able to claim it.
  • Verifiable builds - Telegram is one of the only (maybe the only?) messaging app that allows you to verify that the application running on your phone is the same as if you were build the application from source code.