Check out this article here.  If you aren’t familiar with Whatsapp, it’s a messaging platform that exists on pretty much every mobile device.  It was and is the leader.  There really isn’t anything fancy about the app; it’s just that it works on so many platforms and it has so many users.  It of course uses your data connection, whether it be wifi or 2g/3g/4g.  Furthermore, you can add voice, text, media, location, contact information to any message.  It’s pretty easy and simple.  They have been atop the rankings in the Apple Store for a long time.  This company is in a solid position and if Google does intend to buy them, Whatsapp has the upper hand.

There are competitors out there, and even though it’s not identical, I have been using Glide recently.  I like it because of it’s easy of use.  No it doesn’t do everything like Whatsapp, but check it out and you’ll see what I mean.  Its focus though is on quick video messages.  Some people may hate that ,but I have a feeling we’ll use more of it because it’s more personal.  If you are a Facebook friend of mine, find me on there and test it out.

Beyond Glide, do you guys use other messaging tools?  Clearly Apple has their iMessage integration.  I actually do prefer this to Whatsapp because it seamlessly integrates with my phone.  However, it’s only on Apple!  So it of course is not an all encompassing solution