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Mobile Messaging

it's a very exciting time - whelan txtNation Absorbs PushMobileMarketing Ltd

Press release

April 24th 2014. txtNation has absorbed Manchester [UK] based mobile messaging company, PushMobileMarketing Ltd in a move that sees Paul Adams, PushMobileMarketing’s md, appointed as head of messaging at txtNation. This comes as part of the award-winning mobile billing and messaging provider’s push to scale up its mobile messaging division. Continue reading

ads cannot eat users' gigabytes - vila A new IM service that’s simply quackkers

Quack! app is brill delivery mechanism for video ads

About the last thing you’d ever expect to be launched into the mobile industry would be yet another IM [Instant Messaging] service. Yet speaking to Fernando Vila and Guillermo Cardona (founder and international development manager respectively) of Quack! Messenger last week [July 2014], GoMo News was convinced the company had a strong future.They weren’t crackers! Why? Because Quack! isn’t just about messaging. It’s a clever way of delivering rich media ads plus it’s a really attractive revenue share model. There’s also some pretty neat technology behind the delivery of the ads to the IM client app. GoMo News also saw the best demo of a video ad running on a regular smartphone we’ve seen to date. Continue reading

whatsapp-missing-on-bada Indian N73 users still desperate for whatsApp

You’re not alone – so are Samsung bada owners

Recently, GoMo News reader, Pandurang Ghuge, asked us … “I want to know is why isn’t the developer of Whatsapp trying to develop the compatible software for running on an N73 device? And will any solution be found for this?” Short answer – No. He should have read our ‘Nokia N73 updates & WhatsApp help page‘. Despite numerous requests for the N73 to be supported, WhatsApp still hasn’t produced a version that will run on that old Nokia handset. If you don’t believe us go here on the WhatsApp support page. If it’s any consolation, you guys aren’t alone. Bada fanbois are begging for WhatsApp, too. Continue reading

revolutionises the mobile marketing space - troyano Quack! Messenger – IM app that shares advertising revenue with users expands into the UK

New instant messaging app shares advertising revenue with users
Users rewarded for frequency and length of conversations on a monthly basis
High quality ‘wanted advertising’ played as users chat without interruption

Press release

July 09th 2014: Quack! Messenger, the instant messaging app that shares advertising revenue with its users, has officially launched in the UK. The app, already successful in Spain and Italy, rewards users for contacting friends and family while broadcasting tailored and high-quality ‘wanted advertising’ to their devices without interrupting conversations. Quack! Messenger is available for free download on Android and iPhone and allows users to share images and videos. Continue reading

bbm protected is ideal for bankers - oezdemir BlackBerry delivers on eBBM Suite

Company launches BBM Protected for secure enterprise messaging

Press release

June 16th 2014. Blackberry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications, has announced the availability of BBM Protected, the first solution in the eBBM Suite for secure enterprise-class messaging. The eBBM Suite is a new family of BBM products and services built for business that bring together the convenience and usability of BBM with the additional security and compliance required by enterprise customers. The eBBM Suite will include new services designed to enable mobile workers to be more productive on the go, while meeting enterprises’ needs for security, manageability and control. The first product in the eBBM Suite which was announced earlier this year [2014], BBM Protected, is being delivered ahead of schedule. Continue reading

BBM for Windows Phone will def be out in July says Chen

Canadian company’s CEO tells financial analysts the latest tidbits

It appears that current Blackberry CEO, John Chen, favours leaking out information about the struggling Canadian smartphone supplier’s fortunes during cozy chats with financial analysts. His audience is concerned mainly with figures but lots of little snippets have emerged from the session. Such as the fact that the Windows Phone version of BBM will finally emerge in July [2014]. Plus there is something called BBM Meetings set to emerge soon afterwards. Not quite sure what Meetings provides but it will be followed by a new BlackBerry phablet which was previously codenamed Windermere and is now revealed as the Passport. That device should be launched during September in London [UK]. Continue reading

JF Sullivan Apple’s toying with its iOS messaging prompts reaction

Acision reckons that MNOs should react with their own services

Apple’s proposed improvements to the iOS messaging application which were revealed at the company World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco this week [June 2014] have caused a stir. What with Samsung revealing its first ever Tizen phone at the same time and the same town, obviously San Francisco was the place to have been. Anyway, GoMo News has had its ears bent by Acision‘s CMO, JF Sullivan, on this very subject. Sullivan reckons that by filling the gaps of its iMessage service, Apple is levelling out the messaging playing field. Continue reading

schneyder - How brands can utilise the best mobile messaging analytics

OtherLevels says they can help improve customer engagement strategies

In an effort to keep up with consumers’ growing appetite for smartphones and mobile experiences, 91 per cent of UK brands have developed their own mobile app marketing analytics firm, OtherLevels claims. Indeed, the demand in the UK is so great that according to research conducted by comScore for Expedia Media Solutions, the UK mobile market is now outperforming the USA. 57 per cent of the UK now owns a smartphone which is slightly more than in the USA where that figure is 51 per cent. Meanwhile Savvy Marketing reports that 64 per cent of mobile users in the UK are embracing targeted offers via their mobile devices – up from just 24 per cent two years ago [2012]. Continue reading

A2P Messaging Revenues set to overtake P2P

Ubiquity & reliability of SMS prevails over OTT

A2P messaging is set to be worth nearly $60 billion by 2018, up from $55 billion in 2013, according to Juniper Research, and that will drive overall SMS revenues. A2P (Application-to-Person) SMS is defined as messages which are sent both to and from an application. will be worth almost $60 billion by 2018. The reach and reliability which SMS affords organisations looking to contact customers and employees remains far greater than many other forms of communication, the company claims. Continue reading

Pin_finder2 Latest BBM update for Android fails to excite

Still great deal of negative feedback

As Microsoft made it very clear this week when it finalised the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services division, the way to make money out of mobile currently is out of services. The demon of Redmond will be pushing the likes of OneDrive to Asha and Nokia X owners rather than desperately trying to get consumers to buy WP8. And BlackBerry ought to be doing exacgtly the same thing with its BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) IM offering. So when we saw there was a new update for BBM for Android, we got quite excited here at GoMo Towers. To no avail because all the latest versions claims to offer is bug fixes. Which prompted a whole host of reviewers to say the bugs weren’t fixed. Worse still there is no sign of the BBM for Windows Phone yet. Continue reading

Pieter_Streicher Guest Post: Text messaging – it’s so last century

by Pieter Streicher, md with BulkSMS.com

What’s the hot new messaging app that all the kids are using? Can WhatsApp keep its credibility after its multi-billion dollar acquisition by Facebook? Has Snapchat reached its popularity peak? What’s the buzz on Telegram? If you’re over the age of twenty-five, you can be forgiven for feeling lost and adrift on a sea of instant messaging platforms. With so many competing services to choose from – each with their own functionalities, communities, etiquettes and more – how can businesses choose the right messaging platform for their needs? Continue reading

bbm on an android phone BlackBerry updates BBM for Android

Positioning BBM to rival Line, Facebook & even Snapchat

Another sign that BlackBerry really is learning how to monetise its software assets – not just its smartphones, is provided by the latest update to BBM for Android. A key feature is the addition of ‘stickers’ and the fact that there is now a BBM shop where you can actually purchase stickers to send to other BBM users. That’s taking rival social media sites such as Facebook and Line head on. Plus there’s now an improved picture (photo) sharing facility. GoMo reckons this is a reaction to analysts who claim Facebook is losing traffic to photo sharing apps such as Snapchat. Continue reading

onedrive for bb10 BBM for Windows Phone app may be imminent

BlackBerry might also sell a personalised BBM ID

We’re a little slow off the mark here at GoMo Towers because we’ve only just noticed that there’s now a OneDrive cloud storage option available for BlackBerry BB10 users. We spotted this when an ad for OneDrive (which had to be recent because the SkyDrive name has been dropped) appeared as an ad when downloading from BlackBerry World. Given that Microsoft only made the app available a few days ago [March 2014], we think that BlackBerry will reciprocate. And what better way to do it than making a BBM for Windows Phone app available? Particularly since it looks like BlackBerry is considering monetising BBM by selling personalised BBM IDs. Continue reading

mercedes_bbm BBM Channels confuses ageing GoMo hack

Doesn’t help if you get the wrong team either

Well, here at GoMo Towers we believe in doing things for real rather than merely reproducing snippets sent out across the wires. So we jumped at the chance to try out BlackBerry’s showcasing of its latest BBM Channels facility. Today [March 6th 2014], Mercedes AMG Petronas has ‘fixed it’ for their leading F1 [Formula One] driver – Nico Rosberg to go live on the MAP Channel. Being keen petrol heads, we signed in to see what was going on and ask Nico a question. Firstly we found the whole experience confusing. Secondly we got the wrong F1 team. Continue reading

nico rosberg F1′s Rosberg to get second bite of the Berry Channel

Rescheduled attempt to promote BBM’s Channel feature

OK all you Formula One [F1] fanatics, BlackBerry in conjunction with the Mercedes AMG Petronas team have contrived to make their leading motor racing driver – Germany’s Nico Rosberg, available for chats with their fans. GoMo News readers with long memories will recall that Rosberg was originally scheduled to appear on BBM Channels on December 16th last year [2013]. However, it was cancelled at the last minute. The big difference this time is that all BBM users can potentially tune in – not just those with BlackBerry hardware as was the case in 2013. so put Thursday 6th March [2014] @ 14.15 GMT in your smartphone’s diary. Continue reading