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