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Will Kik’s new experiment change the mobile messaging market forever?

February 5th, 2014

Kik is one of those messaging apps that is flying under the radar for old people, but gaining strong traction among teens and college kids. As a sign of its youthfulness, Kik actually zoomed into the iPhone’s top-10 download charts right after Christmas — this is the one period of the year when teens dominate app …

Mobile Messaging App Analysis

The marketing power of messaging apps

November 5th, 2013

We are now witnessing the first signs of just how important messaging apps could become in North America for promoting games — and this has huge implications for BlackBerry’s battle for survival. Texting apps like LINE and Kakao are making hundreds of millions of dollars in Asia by acting as promotional tools for mobile games. …

Kik Vs BBM

BlackBerry Messenger eclipsed by a messaging app from… Waterloo, Ontario

August 22nd, 2013

It was tough for BlackBerry Messenger fans to watch cross-platform apps like LINE and Kakaotalk hit hundreds of millions of downloads globally as BBM has stalled at around 60 million users. It was even more rankling to watch WeChat approach the 400 million download mark, and now even Nimbuzz has topped 130 million registered users. But the …

iPhone Messaging Apps Engagement

America’s newfound messaging obsession rocks the mobile app market

May 6th, 2013

What makes Onavo’s AppRank chart so interesting is the sharp contrast it reveals compared to download charts. AppRank tells us what portion of iPhone owners use an app during a month; it describes actual engagement rather than how many consumers have downloaded an app. This is a crucial distinction, because consumers quickly lose interest in …

RIM files suit against Kik, claims patent infringement

December 1st, 2010

You know the popular messaging service Kik — the one that took-off like a wildfire in the California hills? Well, Research In Motion actually just filed a lawsuit against Kik claiming patent infringement. This is after RIM suddenly removed Kik from their App World distribution store in addition to terminating their developer account and access. The court filing …

RIM addresses removal of Kik app from BlackBerry App World

November 23rd, 2010

We were alerted to a blog post on Kik’s site just moments ago, and it seems that Research In Motion has not only removed Kik Messenger from its App World portal, but it has also disabled push services for existing users. We reached out to RIM for comment and here is the company’s official statement: …

What’s Kik Messenger All About?

November 10th, 2010

If you’ve heard about the Kik messaging app, or as some would call it, “the new BBM”, you probably sat at the cool-kid lunch-table at school. Kik, a multi-platform messaging app designed to do one thing — communicate instantly and effortlessly with buddies — has absolutely exploded over the last few weeks. Originally on track …