Cloudflare launches mobile app for its DNS service

Cloudflare launched its DNS service a few months ago — on April Fool's, of all days — with a focus on privacy and speed. Cloudflare put its mobile app into beta a month ago, and now — on 11.11 — it's releasing the mobile app on Google Play and the Apple App Store, and it looks like it's just about the easiest DNS app ever.

One button app

This DNS app is one button. Yup, that's right, one button. Tap it to activate and use its DNS resolver to keep your browsing private. Tap it again to turn it off. So, it's official, you really have no excuse not to use a DNS service when it's this easy — and free, to boot.

Cloudflare's has one of the fastest DNS resolvers out there right now, and while DNS services can often be overcomplicated and confusing enough to scare off the people who need to use it most, has kept its service as simplified and welcoming as possible. The ease of the stable app is thanks to the bug-catching and stress-testing of its many beta users, and Cloudflare thanked them for their dedication and help in today's announcement.

A DNS is only as good as the security you're trusting it to use, and Cloudflare takes the browsing security of its users seriously, too, promising: "We will never log your IP address (the way other companies identify you). And we're not just saying that. We've retained KPMG to audit our systems annually to ensure that we're doing what we say."

Free at Google Play is free and works on Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, Linux, Chromebooks, some internet routers, and Cloudflare also offers developers the tools to integrate DNS security directly into apps and browsers.

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Ara Wagoner

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