"We've set up the hottest club in East Berlin, and we're going to start letting people in next week," Simon Hossell told me in an interview last Friday. He's talking about Pipe, a new app launching soon that lets you send files up to 1GB to friends in real-time and without leaving a trace. There's no upload or download — you simply drop a file into an onscreen pipe and it pops out the other end on a friend's computer — just like in a German discotheque?

Hossell envisions Pipe as a party, of sorts, because 900 million people on Facebook instantly have access to it without installing any software, and without signing up for yet another service. So Hossell thinks of himself as the party planner, but is Pipe anything to celebrate? The company has been undercover for about a year, and today we’re finally getting a look at its app. Read on to check it out.