Posts Tagged ‘messaging’

Kik for mobile only works when others have it as well

November 6th, 2010

Kik IM app for mobile is hot!

I have seen some refer to kik as a cross-platform IM app for Android, iPhone & Blackberry and this is true. It does work on devices from these three manufacturers. However, you can only IM your contacts, provided they are also using kik. There is no sending a message to someone on MSM, Yahoo, gTalk etc…

kik is experiencing explosive growth!

Zero to a Million in 15 Days

What an incredible couple of weeks. We re-launched Kik Messenger 15 days ago with 0 users, and at 12:43 PM EST today, we signed up our 1,000,000th user. We didn’t expect this. We didn’t ask for it. But we couldn’t be happier or more excited.

We are humbled and honored that so many people around the world have embraced Kik. For that, we can only say thank you to all our users. Every hour, 25,000 more people are discovering that Kik’s blazing fast, reliable and inexpensive data messaging is light years ahead of slow, unreliable, and expensive SMS messaging.

kik plans to add more features.

We have an aggressive plan to roll out new features, while always making sure to maintain Kik’s original simplicity and elegance. This will come in three releases. Let’s call them Perfect Daisy, 1,000 Words, and Sneaky Rhino.

Perfect Daisy: an incredibly simple, yet perfect flower. We think Kik Messenger is pretty close to the mark, but there’s always room for improvement. So we will further optimize battery usage, simplify user registration and fix a few minor bugs (which you probably never even noticed). We’ll also add a block feature, which will allow users to block contacts from their Kik address list.

1,000 Words: a picture is worth – well, you know! We will take Kik, and add profile pictures and picture messaging. This will let Kiksters customize their profile on Kik, and expand the meaning of connecting in real time. Not only can you instantly share what you are feeling, but now you will also be able to instantly share what you are seeing. Very cool.

Sneaky Rhino: for this, you will just have to wait and see. How would you feel if you turned around, and there was a rhino 10 feet away? We think you’ll get the same feeling when you get this release. It will take Kik, and using an incredibly powerful technology we have developed over the last 16 months, wirelessly connect your smartphone to any PC or TV. This is where Kik will expand from being just an app, to a whole new, all encompassing social platform – with music too. We can’t share more than that, but when you see it, we think you’ll agree.

Get kik

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Android App Market
Blackberry App World

LiveProfile IM app for mobile

October 28th, 2010

LiveProfile is a better IM app!

LiveProfile is an IM app that will make you feel right at home if you are missing your old BBM. (BlackBerry Messenger) This app is currently in BETA and is currently FREE.
Not sure if it will remain FREE. The developer is currently working on a version for iPhone and BlackBerry as well.

What is LiveProfile?

LiveProfile is the best way to stay connected with friends. LiveProfile is a messenger and social utility designed for Android, BlackBerry, and iPhone.

BBM for Android or iPhone?

Upgraded from your BlackBerry? Having BlackBerry Messenger withdrawal? LiveProfile is your fix with many of the same BBM features and more.

Get LiveProfile for Android

Seesmic for Windows Phone 7

September 16th, 2010

Seesmic for WP7 is getting rave reviews for appearance compared to the iOS version.

from Techcrunch:

While the phone itself launches in October, Seesmic has just posted a preview video of what the Seesmic app will look like on the Windows Phone 7 platform. Seesmic recently launched Seesmic Desktop 2 and hinted that there would be a Windows Phone 7 app coming shortly. The above video highlights some of its features including Dashboard, Search and Spaces.

Google Voice widgets now available for all Android users

September 14th, 2010

Google Voice has now released their Android app’s homescreen widgets for all to use.

Check it out!

As you can see in the image above, you now have the ability to read voicemail messages right from the widget. You are also able to see your account balance, view a call timer and also create messages right from the widget.
Unfortunately, Google voice is currently still limited to the US residents. WTF?

Check out the widgets in action.

The Google Voice Inbox widget brings your most recent voicemails and text messages to your home screen,” explains product manager Marcus Foster. “You can now quickly flip though messages in your Inbox with the widget, and selecting any message preview will open it in the Google Voice app.

Get the Google Voice app.

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