Perhaps many do not remember between Marabunta messaging applications that exist today instruments (WhatsApp, Line, Facebook Messenger, WeChat …), but one of the first mobile instant messaging tools launch with BlackBerry Messenger was kik messenger pc, a created app 2010 in which Lanzo first for terminal with BlackBerry OS and really irritated the old RIM to reach 2 million users in just a few months. The Canadian company denounced his fellow Kik, accusing it of patent infringement and create confusion with your BBM software and even a couple of months both companies did not keep the hatchet.
In the midst of war messaging apps, Kik continues to grow. The Canadian startup, today in the presence iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry unofficially, and would have exceeded 100 million registered users and grow at a rate of 250,000 new every day.
Those responsible for the signature attribute their success to the growth in demand for teens because it is not a phone number providing needed to use the application. Many Chavales in the West already have plans have unlimited SMS iPod Touch a spot on a smartphone tablet.
50% of our users are in the Kik With a name using only user, not a phone number. For the mass market this is worse, because it’s complicated but it works where pseudonymic where not want to give the phone, “said the CEO of Kik, Ted Livingstone Cnet The Lads are passing their nicks by silver forms as Instagram, Tumblr Twitter for meeting new people through its instant messaging.
Actual elements Kik Messenger has with many other competing messaging applications have to differentiate its open platform to third-party developers to build their own apps using their tool. These third-party developments are centralized in an area called ‘Cards’, where you can enjoy games, play music, send a location via Foursquare. One of the titles, Costume Party, has 4 million players already.