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WhatsApp


$1.99 Released January, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Cross-platform (works on all smarthphones including Blackberry). No annoying advertising. Video, audio, photos, maps can be sent via messenger.

The Cons:Only free for the first year. No group chat (yet as of January 2011).

WhatsApp is a cross-platform instant messaging app for Android, iPhone, Nokia and Blackberry smarthphones. It is often used as a free SMS replacement since messages are sent over WiFi or Mobile data service.

Product Shot 2 Multimedia (audio, photo, video) as well as Map locations can be sent via the messenger. WhatsApp will automatically scan your contact list on your phone to find friends already using the service to add to your contact list. The app is free for the first year, and the is $1.99 after that.

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Pros
  • 6

    Cross-platform (works on all smarthphones including Blackberry)

  • 3

    No annoying advertising

  • 2

    Video, audio, photos, maps can be sent via messenger

  • 1

    Scans your contact list to find existing friends using service

  • 1

    Delivered and sent icons in the message

  • 1

    Clean interface

  • 1

    Custom avatars

  • 1

    Group chat

Cons
  • 3

    Only free for the first year

  • -1

    No group chat (yet as of January 2011)

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VesNL
VesNL: #whatsapp Agree, since I've started using Whatsapp there is nothing else I've been using that has such a strong adoption with users. Even my aunt is using it to talk to me. Jul 11, 12
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Erik
Erik: #whatsapp This app is better than #kik_messenger on paper, but yet I haven't found the need to switch completely. I think Kik needs to take note of this apps functionality and robustness and at least match it to stay ahead in the game. I'm surprised WhatsApp hasn't received as much buzz. Jan 7, 11
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  • shadowtech

    shadowtech: I don't know, I've seen WhatsApp prominently featured in several sections of the iTunes store. I was using it before I even heard of kik. Anyway, it's pretty good, but I still text more than anything else. There are still people out there without data, apparently. Jan 8, 11

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