Instant Messaging (IM) is a hot property right now. With all major brands from Google’s Gtalk to Facebook’s Messenger to Samsung’s ChatON hell bent on owning the messaging space, it is practically very difficult for a new messaging application to come in and potentially challenge big beasts of messaging space like WhatsApp.
But if u have a look at Hike, An Indian mobile messaging application that has channelled almost a billion messages a month among its five million registered users, you would surely give it a thought.
Started in February’13, Hike’s user base is increasing rapidly riding on its innovative features like SMS Conversion Tool. A cross platform messenger app, Hike is similar to WhatsApp but is better in the sense that it also allows users to communicate over SMS, which is certainly a big advantage for those who do not have access to mobile Internet or data on the-go and for communicating with your friends without Hike app from within the same app.
After using the application for over a week, here are the reasons that has made it one of top downloaded applications on Google Play and Apple Play Store.
Hike makes communication complete with added feature, SMS’ing
Hike offers messaging in different ways, namely:
a) Hike-to-Hike messaging with other phones is unlimited and free worldwide