Messaging Service Grows Presence With Launch Of First Android App [Updates]

Ads by Google the launch of an app for Android phones and tablets, now covers three platforms. With iOS and the Web already covered, is now well positioned to ramp up its user base. The recent arrival of on Android phones and tablets also came with the announcement of updates to both its flagship iOS app and the HTML5 based Web application.

The Android version of the app is as full-featured as its iOS counterpart, includes multimedia message capabilities and supports private, shared, and public messages. The full version also supports 32 languages. Android app

The updated iOS app (version 1.1) has been polished up with a revamped interface and a fresh user dashboard. You can now make phone calls from within the app itself rather than from your phone’s contacts screen. The update includes a feature to move a public conversation to a private one. Further updates could be forthcoming with the release of iOS7. The developers are also working on an iPad app.

With the Web app, the changes are to update it for the latest HTML5 browsers and the arrival of Firefox OS. Even non-smartphone users can use the Web app to send and receive messages for free. For the time, Windows Phone and Blackberry users have to fall back to use the mobile responsive Web app.

The move to bring the app to three of the platforms clearly reflects’s desire to be the dominant social networking and messaging app on the scene. With a quarter of a million users on the app already, seems to be making the right noises on the social messaging scene.

Could it be the next must-have app on your phone? If you have tried it on any of the platforms, tell us about it.

Source: The Next Web

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