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Hike App iOS Review – Offline Feature, Push To Talk and Privacy on Preference

Apps to Use - 21/06/2013

Hike is a messenger with a difference. And this will be justified throughout this review. Going by the statistics, WeChat application is the largest messaging application with 300 million plus downloads, and WhatsApp with 200 million plus user base. Only people who think different can recognise the drawbacks and come up with a solution to those problem in a form of a new application. Hike messenger is that.

Hike Messenger Updates App With Language Support, Offline Messages, Voice Messaging And More

Watblog - 20/06/2013

In a bid to compete with other established instant messaging services, Hike, a free cross-platform messaging app from Bharti Soft Bank (BSB) , has announced major updates. The 2.2.0 version of Hike adds features like stickers, walkie talkie, offline messaging and support for four new languages. The updates are currently being rolled out for apps on iOS, Android and Windows Phone platform, according to the company blog.

Hike introduces stickers, voice messaging, offline features

iamwire - 20/06/2013

Feeling the competition from the new emerging messaging apps and the existing competitors like Whatsapp and BBM, Hike has rolled out new features for its app to bring out differentiation and attract more users.“We’ve gone from SMS to sending Photos, Videos over messaging but we haven’t seen much innovation since then. At hike, we’re constantly thinking on how to re-invent messaging, make it better, simpler and easier to use in a mobile first world,” states the Blogpost.

Hike announces new features, availability on BB

Mymobile - 20/06/2013

Hike, the free cross-platform messaging app from Bharti SoftBank (BSB) has announced new feature updates. The updates for hike are now available for users on Android and iOS operating systems. Some notable features introduced today include – fun stickers, privacy and last seen features amongst circle of friends, walkie-talkie and hike offline.

5 reasons to use Hike over other messengers

The Unbiased Blog - 20/06/2013

We were at the Hike Press Event in Delhi and Kavin Bharti Mittal shared a set of phenomenal new features added to the fastest growing free cross-platform messaging app 'Hike'. The update offers its users expressive and fun stickers, ‘last seen’ amongst circle of friends, walkie-talkie and Hike Offline, which enables users to send messages even when the recipient is offline.

Free messaging app Hike now available on Blackberry

Dataquest - 20/06/2013

Instant messaging app Hike- a part of Bharti SoftBank (BSB)- today unveiled new feature updates and announced its availability on BlackBerry (OS v 5.0+). The app's 5 million user base now can send messages to an offline user and also communicate with non-Hike users, in addition to Walkie-Talkie feature that allows users to send voice message.

Hike Messenger Updates App With Language Support, Offline Messages, Voice Messaging And More

Before It's News - 20/06/2013

First up, the more than 5 million user app has added a walkie-talkie feature which is push to talk service that lets users send quick voice messages to each other. The feature is similar to that of WeChat that allows conversation in real time with your contacts. On opening a chat with a friend, you will notice a little icon that appears in place of the send message button that now allows you to send a voice message. The icon changes back to a message icon as soon as you start typing.

Hike to Tie-up with Airtel, Vodafone & Idea; Similar to RCom-WhatsApp Plans?

Digital Mobile - 20/06/2013

The battle of free messaging apps over internet has reached to mobile operators too. In recent time India becomes a focus point for the messaging apps and VoIP apps like WhatsApp, Skype, WeChat, Nimbuzz or Hike. In the latest development instant messaging app – Hike, developed by Bharti SoftBank is in talks with incumbent players – Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to come up with special bundle packs for Hike app.

hike App Partners With Incumbent Telcos and OEMs

Light Reading - 19/06/2013

Bharti SoftBank funded hike, a cross platform IM (instant messaging) application is set to take on prominent IM providers such as Nimbuzz, WeChat and WhatsApp in the country and globally.The company has tied up with incumbent telcos in the country to provide special data packages for its hike application. “We are working with Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular.

Messaging App hike Updates Status, Available On BB Now!

Light Reading - 19/06/2013

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.

Hike app updated with new stickers and ‘last seen’ feature

Mobigyaan - 19/06/2013

Competing with other renowned instant messengers, home grown app hike, which is a free cross-platform messaging app announced a major update to the app. The update to the hike messaging app brings stickers, last seen feature, walkie-talkie and even offline support, thus making it the biggest overhaul in the features of the app. The stickers added to the app, which include Miley the cat, Snuggles the dog, Expressions, Rage Faces and even a playful Bollywood pack, are supposed to add a lot more character and fun to messaging especially amongst the youth.

Hike social messenger comes to BlackBerry and updated to version 2.2 with offline messaging, stickers and walkie-talkie features..

BGR - 19/06/2013

Social messaging app Hike, from Bharti SoftBank, which competes against the likes of WhatsApp and WeChat among others, has finally debuted on the BlackBerry platform. Previously it was available on BlackBerry as a beta. In the meantime Hike for the rest of the platforms gets a major update, with version 2.2.0 bringing offline messaging, stickers, a walkie-talkie feature and more.

Messaging App Hike Shoots for Global Play with Offline Messaging & Updates

Next Big What - 19/06/2013

Messaging app Hike has come up with a set of new features with its latest version, which includes stickers, walkie talkie, offline messaging and support for four new languages. According to a blogpost, the new version supports Spanish, French, Russian, and Portuguese besides English and German.

hike launches Stickers, Walkie-Talkie, Last Seen and hike Offline features

hike blog - 19/06/2013

hike, a free cross-platform messaging app from BSB, 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.

BSB invests $7M in free messaging app ‘hike’ - after it crosses 5M in just 4 months.

hike blog - 25/04/2013

BSB, a joint-venture between Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank Corp., focused on the mobile-internet space, today announced $7 million fresh investment in hike, its free messaging app. ‘hike’ is a free mobile messaging app that crossed the 5 million users in just four months after its launch on 12/12/12. This makes ‘hike’ one of the fastest growing free mobile apps globally.