in 2009 and is based in Santa Clara,California
Cross-platform mobile messaging app
Available for iPhone,BlackBerry,Windows,Android,Nokia
No Hidden Cost
Group Chat in Feb’2011
No International Charges
Say no to PINs and Usernames
No need to Login/LogOut
•Market share leadership
•No need to log
videos, pictures, voice notes
•No need to add friends
•No need PIN or user number
•Available for all platforms
•Only works with a data plan
or wi - fi
•Increased demand for
•New products & services
•Similar applications and
invention by ‘two guys with an experience
of 20 years at Yahoo! Inc.’, American Brian
Acton & Ukrainian Jan Koum as per the official
website in 2009.
dream come true of talking to a friend sitting
oceans apart through radio-waves.
Hits 400 million active users& lashes out viciously at
430 million monthly active
users, over 35 million in
Achieved a new record of 27
billion messages in a day.
Obliterates its own record,
processes 54 billion messages
on New Year’s Eve.
To access the account
can only be paid by
credit card only
Only works with a data
plan or wifi
Its free only for 1 year, just to make people get
“used to it” and “become addicted” so that once
the trial expires, people pay $0.99.
Ways to create wealth 1. Advertising
3. Selling Data
video calling feature
Changing GUI and all its graphics.
used to cost rs. 5 earlier.
Then way2sms came in with free sms.
And then whatsapp came up with innovation
like: No login or logout.
All most free.
Supports almost all platforms like
windows, andriod, black berry, apple.
Large number of emoticons.
Automatic connection through contacts.