Divvito is aiming to make co-parenting communication easier by, as Wendy explained, “bringing the benefits of email to instant messaging”.
Sweep works through ‘Geochats’, chat rooms which are fenced in to a specific location, such as a bar or a festival, so that only people at the particular venue or event can take part.
The DoTalk platform allows users to message each other via text or speech, with the each user’s communications translated into the other’s language of choice instantly.
Facebook today released a new chatbot messenger platform at its Developer Conference and opened up its Instant Article feature to all publishers, looking to meet industry demands and improve user engagement.
We’ve always known that privacy on the internet is a murky concept, but with iiNet ordered to hand over the information of customers who downloaded Dallas Buyers Club and the Federal Government passing legislation on data retention, the concept of privacy and anonymity online has recently taken deep root in the Australian psyche.
From WhatsApp to Viber, Snapchat to the humble Facebook chat, messaging apps are a dime a dozen. With the market so crowded, each is quickly adding new features to distinguish themselves from the others. Australian app Yap Chat aims to compete by taking words out of the picture altogether.
There is a lot of activity happening in the ‘messaging’ space at the moment. It is likely to do with societies love of instant, real-time gratification. A lot of the emerging players are ‘me-too’ solutions that all look the same, all work the same and are all competing to be the next big thing.
The app Yik Yak has been labelled ‘controversial’ by many, a lot of people were surprised when it raised two earlier rounds this year totalling to US$11.2 million. Today, announced less than ten hours ago, the app has added a further US$62 million to that injection via another round of funding led by Sequoia Capital.