Instant messaging has always been a tricky thing to perfect. The biggest problem usually getting people onto the right IM platform. Are your friends on Google Chat ? Windows Live ? ICQ ?
Enter PingMe, another messaging app which offers real-time chat, group chat and geo-location. It’s easy enough to get setup and works on BlackBerry, Android and iPhone. Features include a real-time typing notification, delivery notifications, a friend finder and push notifications to tell you when a message it waiting, even when the app is closed. This video shows you how it works..
Everything is completely free and you connect using your contacts list, Facebook or the PingMe network. Imagine an advanced real-time text-message chat with your mates without the text charge and you’re pretty much there.
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RadiumOne Labs LAUNCHES PingMe
Cross-platform app offers SMS alternative for friends who want to share messages and pictures in real-time
London, 8th September, 2011 –RadiumOne has today launched the free messaging app, PingMe Messenger. The cross-platform app enables friends and family to send unlimited messages to each other in real-time, no matter what device they use.
The app’s opt-in geo-location functionality lets friends find each other based on their location, making it easier to meet up with friends. Users can also let their PingMe contacts know what’s on their mind with status updates and see what their friends are doing via the NewsFeed.
PingMe is the first app from RadiumOne Labs, a division of revolutionary ad network, RadiumOne, and follows the uptake of messaging services and the decline of SMS messages. In the first three months of 2011, the US saw the number of text messages per wireless subscriber fall sequentially for the first time[i] Experts in the UK also predict the amount of texts sent will drop by 20 per cent in the next two years.[ii]
The set-up and registration process is simple. Users can connect with their friends through their telephone’s address book, Facebook, or the PingMe network. The user ID is the same as the phone number, without the need for a password or hard-to-remember PIN. It is now available in the iPhone App Store, the Android Marketplace, or Blackberry App World, with more platforms to come.
“Consumers no longer need to incur expensive text messaging charges,” explains Rupert Staines, managing director of RadiumOne UK. “Free messaging services, like PingMe, let you stay connected, socialise, and share messages and pictures with your closest circle of friends when you’re on-the-go. When you consider the slowing rate of acceleration of SMS use, and the continual uptake of smartphones, we’re confident that PingMe’s popularity will soar.”
The PingMe app offers stand out features including:
· Real-Time Communication – PingMe allows friends to message and share photos at super-fast speeds
· Group Messaging – PingMe’s Group Chat creates circles and groups of your closest friends
· Cost – PingMe is free and offers unlimited messaging
· Geo Imprint – PingMe’s opt-in geo-location functionality lets friends find each other based on their location, making meeting up with friends easier
· Status Updates – Users can instantly let their PingMe contacts know what’s on their mind and check in with their friends via PingMe’s NewsFeed. In addition, PingMe tells you when someone sends you a message – even when PingMe is closed
· Security and Reliability – Every message is secured by an individual signature – guaranteeing messages are always authentic
To download and install PingMe, visit the iPhone App Store, the Android Marketplace or Blackberry App World and search “PingMe” or visit www.pingme.net.