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PingChat! Rebrands as Touch and Serves Over 100 Million Messages


The guys at Enflick have been really busy making a series of products in the communication space. The company had a very popular app called PingChat! that has since rebranded itself and become Touch. Touch is available for iOS, BlackBerry and Android, and has had some pretty awesome success lately. According to the company, Touch has already served more than 100 million one-on-one messages and nearly 10 million group messages.
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Derek Ting, CEO of Enflick, Talks About Their 8M User-Base IM Client


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I sat down with Derek Ting, CEO of Enflick, the makers of PingChat! to talk about their 8M strong app. The guys at Enflick have a strong team and the founders are all in their early 20s. Not too long ago, the company announced some metrics about their PingChat! app that are incredibly impressive.

One of the more interesting aspects of PingChat!, which we discuss in the video, is that the fact that Enflick is able to support a network of 8M users sending media to each other with just 2 revenue sources. The in-app ads in their iOS and Android builds, as well as some revenue from another app they sell, is all the money they need for infrastructure. A great example of leveraging ads and a product portfolio to grow your business.

Keep in mind that while this is posted on YouTube, there’s not much to see in the video; it’s all in the audio. If there’s any interest in these, I can post more with other companies in the near future. Hit the jump to check out an infographic about PingChat’s success.
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PingChat Multiplatform Chat App Grows to Over 8 Million Users in 2 Years



PingChat is a free text, picture and video messaging app that’s available for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone. The app has been incredibly successful over the past two years, and has grown to more than 8 million active users with over 400% growth in 2010. The app is developed by some talented and young guys out of Waterloo and their CEO is just 22 years old. PingChat is representative of why the mobile industry is so awesome right now: young, talented, engineers, making compelling products used all around the world. Never in history has there been this much innovation by such a young demographic.

Check out the above infographic and their blog for an overview of the company’s success.

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Miss Kik? Here Are a Few More Cross-Platform Chat Apps for BlackBerry



Now that Kik has been suspended from App World, you might be looking for an alternative cross-platform chat app. Maybe you were never looking for a cross-platform chat app but read the news about Kik and now you’re interested. Either way, there are a few apps out there worth considering.
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