Wednesday, July 26

Apps

After Google Maps, Facebook Messenger can now share live location for 60 seconds

After Google Maps, Facebook Messenger can now share live location for 60 seconds

Apps, Social Media
Facebook has launched a similar feature on its Messenger app just almost a week after Google Maps featured live location sharing. Messenger app users can now share current location in real-time to Facebook friends using ‘Live Location’ feature which is integrated into the Messenger app as an icon. Clicking on it will allow users to broadcast their location to friends for up to a maximum limit of 60 seconds. This being rolled out globally on both iOS and Android. Facebook says that it has been testing the feature in Mexico and claims to have optimized the feature to save battery life, according to this Reuters report. Note that Facebook already allows static location sharing, but with the new feature, a user can accurately track movements of another user on a map using Live Location.
WhatsApp has revealed its latest feature ‘Status’. Looks similiar Snapchat Status and Instagram Stories.

WhatsApp has revealed its latest feature ‘Status’. Looks similiar Snapchat Status and Instagram Stories.

Apps, Social Media
Whatsapp has finally officially launched their new Status feature which had been in beta mode since long. The Whatsapp feature was much discussed and it was known that Whatsapp would be rolling out the feature as early as last year and after months of waiting, the feature is finally unveiled. This is the second major update to the app Whatsapp has launched in the new year and looks like the trend of updating the a with newer features will continue throughout this new year. Coming back to the present rollout, the new feature apes Snapchat and gives a major boost to the status feature which has been present but so far redundant in Whatsapp. Although the new feature is a direct copy of the Snapchat Status feature, it is bound to bring some form of excitement make the otherwise boring Whatsapp...
As Paytm becomes a bank on Jan 15, what will happen to your money in the wallet?

As Paytm becomes a bank on Jan 15, what will happen to your money in the wallet?

Apps, Business, News
The existing wallets will move from One97 Communication Ltd (the company currently behind Paytm) to Paytm Payments Bank Ltd. Over the next five days, the money in 160 million Paytm wallets will show up in a corresponding number of Paytm Payment Bank wallets as the wallet company becomes a payments bank. As news of the change emerged, some social media chatter created panic amongst Paytm users who thought they would lose the amount in their accounts. Paytm has scotched these rumours. This doesn’t mean people with a Paytm wallet need to open an account with the bank to continue to use the wallet. In a 6 December 2016 notification, Paytm said that as per Reserve Bank of India guidelines, its wallet would be transferred to the newly incorporated Paytm Payments Bank. “Your Paytm wallet wi
Indian messaging platform Hike raises $175 million

Indian messaging platform Hike raises $175 million

Apps, Business
Indian messaging startup Hike Messenger has raised more than $175 million in a funding round led by Tencent Holdings Limited and Foxconn Technology Group that values the company at nearly $1.4 billion. The company, which bills itself as India's only homegrown messaging platform, has so far raised $250 million overall in four rounds of investment, the fourth being the highest, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. Its existing investors SoftBank Group, Bharti Enterprises and Tiger Global also participated in the fourth round. The homegrown messaging platform has 100 million users in India out of which 95 percent are Indians. "Hike users, on an average, exchange 40 billion messages per month and spend 120 minutes per user per week on the platform," the company said in the stat...
Trending this week – Whatsapp Messenger

Trending this week – Whatsapp Messenger

Apps, News
There were many news trending in the techno world but Whatsapp - A popular instant messaging app who have a user base of over one billion of users worldwide now has been on the topmost position in trending this week. WhatsApp is now free for everyone.! : The U.S. social networking giant is now turning its attention to generating some revenue from WhatsApp. It scrapped the $0.99 fee last month after the approach hadn't "worked well" as many of the service's users don't have a debit or credit card, according to a WhatsApp blog post from January 18. “For many years, we have asked some people to pay a fee for using WhatsApp after their first year. As we have grown, we have found that this approach hasn’t worked well,” said WhatsApp in a blogpost. Despite not being able to charge its hundreds
Hike Messaging App turns 3 years old

Hike Messaging App turns 3 years old

Apps, News
Hike app was launched in December 2012 and within 2 months, the company had made it to #1 on the Android Playstore. Tthe free messaging app from Bharti SoftBank(BSB), was one among the ‘top free app’ on the Android Playstore and iOS Appstore across India. In Feb 2014 it has reached 15 Million users where within 5 months hike has succeeded to gain 20 Million users. This was the time where hike app has going parallel with top apps in the playstore including WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Clean Master and more. Hike has been growing since Hike 4.0 version update. It comes with almost 10 great features which other apps failed to do even Whatsapp. Some features like Timeline status and photo updates, sending files upto 100 MB, private messaging, more stickers, shopping coupons an
10 New Features on Hike 4.0

10 New Features on Hike 4.0

Apps
Today, A big release for the India's Hike Messaging App. One of the biggest update on Hike as stated on the blog of hike app. The twitter is trending #AllNewHike on the top list as there are 10 awesome features released on the the new version of Hike App (4.0) On the Blog post they say : "We’re super psyched to unveil Hike 4.0. It’s been 6 months in the making and boy o boy are we excited to show it to you. Hike 4.0 comes with a brand new coat of paint including Material Design and host of new features...." they have also added "The new 4.0 rendition isn’t only better looking it’s also lightning fast, 5x to be exact on performance and speed and has been optimized for extreme poor network conditions to target the next billion Indias that come online."     Note
WhatsApp for Android gets 5 new features

WhatsApp for Android gets 5 new features

Apps, Technology
The New version of WhatsApp has finally arrived v2.12.250 to Android users after a month of beta testing which brings a number of features to the popular messaging app. Now you not only get more control over your messaging options but gives you more emojis, custom notifications and decreases the amount of data used in WhatsApp calls. Google Drive integration is in the beta testing stage, the latest Android update for WhatsApp has excluded it. We expect it to be rolled out in the near future, and make backing up chats, images, videos, voice messages etc much easier. I personally waiting for the integration of the Facebook Timeline feature instead of Facebook Calls as it is owned by the Facebook Owner Mark Zuckerberg.
10 Incredible Features of U&Me Messenger

10 Incredible Features of U&Me Messenger

Apps
U&Me Messenger is a mobile chat app that allows users to message and stay connected with their friends across mobile platforms. It is a free to download application that is available on Google Play, iPhone App Store, BlackBerry and Windows World. The U&Me Messenger is somewhat as similar to popular mobile instant messaging app called ‘WhatsApp’. But, U&Me has additional and advanced features that allow users to find places, theaters, ATMs and many more around them using “Around Me”.  Here is a list of 10 Incredible Features of U&Me Messenger :   Group Chat— Groups can be created simply by selecting the ‘plus’ button and choosing the option ‘Create New Group’. You can add up to 500 group members on U&Me. Users can share files, images, videos and stickers on g
Hike Messenger looking forward for Voice Calling Feature

Hike Messenger looking forward for Voice Calling Feature

Apps, Technology
The Smartphones has taken the world by storm. As with the help of Instant messaging apps like Whatsapp, Line, Vibe etc. connectivity and sharing has bought smiles on our faces, created togetherness and also helped us in ease of work. But now, Hike Messenger, according to reports on confirmation of purchasing Zip Phone; a US-based Voice Calling Company. The Company, however, has not yet publicly spoken about is nor about of its transactions and details. According to the PC-Tablet "Zip Phone is a US based company, which was founded by Anuj Jain some time back. It is a one man company, where he takes care of all the necessary activities by himself. The company provides voice calling services across the globe. If everything goes well, then Hike will make the official announcement of addi
24 The Game – Launched by Anil Kapoor

24 The Game – Launched by Anil Kapoor

Apps, Games
Bollywood Actor Anil Kapoor who has been launched to Indian small screens in a drama series named "24" (aired on Colors channel, is the Indian version of the popular US suspense thriller series of the same name.) has on Oct.19 launched its Interactive Mobile 3D Game "Safari Storme 24 - The Game" in Mumbai. The Game is Developed by Gameshastra Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and it is available for free download in India on iOS and Android platforms. Anil said "With the launch of '24 - The Game' we are looking at bringing the '24' experience to the audiences' fingertips." also said "The fast-paced game shares multiple characteristics with the show which will only add to viewers' overall experience." The game will allow players to live the life of ATU chief Jai Singh Rathod, portrayed on screen by A...