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Hike Launches Stickers, Walkie-Talkie, Last Seen And Hike Offline Features (PR)

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Hike, a free cross-platform messaging app from BSB, announced the launch of a major update. The update offers its users expressive and fun stickers, ‘last seen’ amongst circle of friends, walkie-talkie and enables users to send messages even when the recipient is offline.

Commenting on the update, Kavin Bharti Mittal, Head of Product and Strategy, BSB said “At BSB, we’re constantly thinking on how to re-invent messaging, make it simpler and easier to use in a mobile-first world. The latest update is a great example of how we’ve put that thinking into action. We’ve handcrafted some really fun and expressive stickers that we believe will add a lot more character and fun to messaging especially amongst the youth.”

With the new Hike update, users can now chat with each other using new innovative stickers at the tap of a finger. Hike now comes power-packed with a variety of sticker packs, including Miley the cat, Snuggles the dog, Expressions, Rage Faces and even a playful Bollywood pack. 

In a conversation, Hike recognizes when one of the users is offline and allows users to send the message as a free SMS to that person. The reply from the offline user comes back into hike for other online users, making messaging extremely seamless on hike.

Kavin said, “From the feedback we’ve received, we’ve realised that the lack of such a feature was creating a break in messaging, not only for hikers but also for the entire messaging populace. We’re extremely proud about hike offline. We believe its a game changer for this market.”

The company also introduced two additional features. A brand new Walkie-Talkie feature that allows users to send voice messages in real-time and the ability to see when your friends were ‘Last Seen’. Users will be able to choose who sees when they were ‘Last Seen’ on the app.

Hike is available globally on iOS, Android, Blackberry, WP, S40; and is made with love in India.

[toggle title=”Press Release”]hike launches Stickers, Walkie-Talkie, Last Seen and hike Offline features
· Crossed 5 million users in April and is now handling close to a billion messages/month
· Announces availability on Blackberry

New Delhi, June 19th, 2013: hike, a free cross-platform messaging app fromBSB, today announced the launch of a major update. The update offers its users expressive and fun stickers, ‘last seen’ amongst circle of friends, walkie-talkie and enables users to send messages even when the recipient is offline. Commenting on the update, Kavin Bharti Mittal, Head of Product and Strategy, BSB said “At BSB, we’re constantly thinking on how to re-invent messaging, make it simpler and easier to use in a mobile-first world. The latest update is a great example of how we’ve put that thinking into action. We’ve handcrafted some really fun and expressive stickers that we believe will add a lot more character and fun to messaging especially amongst the youth.”

With the new hike update, users can now chat with each other using new innovative stickers at the tap of a finger. hike now comes power-packed with a variety of sticker packs, including Miley the cat, Snuggles the dog, Expressions, Rage Faces and even a playful Bollywood pack. When words are just not enough, you can say it all with stickers.

The company today, is also introducing first of its kind, revolutionary feature called ‘hike Offline’. In a conversation, hike recognizes when one of the users is offline and allows uers to send the message as a free SMS to that person. The reply from the offline user comes back into hike for other online users, making messaging extremely seamless on hike.

Kavin avers, “From the feedback we’ve received, we’ve realised that the lack of such a feature was creating a break in messaging, not only for hikers but also for the entire messaging populace. We’re extremely proud about hike offline. We believe its a game changer for this market.”

The company also introduced two additional features. A brand new Walkie-Talkie feature that allows users to send voice messages in real-time and the ability to see when your friends were ‘Last Seen’. Users will be able to choose who sees when they were ‘Last Seen’ on the app.

With the new update, hike intends to introduce a new communication style where users can connect and share with each other, using a plethora of features that have been developed keeping in mind the unique needs and interests of the Indian market.

With the launch of these new features hike also announced the availability of hike for Blackberry. The app was previously available in beta for Blackberry users.

hike is available globally on iOS, Android, Blackberry, WP, S40; and is made with love in India.

You can download the app at – http://get.hike.in/[/toggle]

 

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