Previously, Gizbot told you about the top 5 messaging apps and how they are changing the way, world communicates. These apps can prove to be economic and simple to use for smartphone users, enabling them to communicate with friends, family and even co-workers. Sure, apps built specifically for the purpose of communication has a huge market. But, there are a few that take a different route by coupling the messaging service with other services and perhaps Nimbuzz is a great example of that.
After being launched in 2006, the VoIP and instant messaging client quickly rose to fame and was selected as one of 100 winners of the Industry Award "Red Herring Global 100" for 2008. Reportedly, the cross-platform messenger now has more than 150 million users and more than 210,000 new registrations per day.
Recently, Nimbuzz opened its API for developers with it's initiative known as Nimbuzz Chat Buddy Developer Program (CBDP). The initiative was meant to add more entertaining elements to the platform.
You could say that this app is something that might have a greater appeal towards the youth, as it offers messenger service with the addition of entertainment services as well.
Nimbuzz -- Highlighted Features
Instant Messaging - Nimbuzz to Nimbuzz messaging
Free Calls - Nimbuzz (application to application)
All in one social community chats - It offers the option of synchronising data across the platforms, which means the user can connect with his friends from Facebook, Gtalk, Yahoo and MSN contact list, once they are logged in from Nimbuzz.
GRE Chat Buddy For Students
Nimbuzz has recently announced its association with CL Educate Ltd. career launcher, to design World's first mobile-based GRE preparation package for the GRE aspirants with interactive game-based Nimbuzz GRE Chat Buddy-CLRocks
Do you believe in blind dating? Because Nimbuzz does, the Stranger Chat Buddy platform available on N-world, enables users to chat with anyone who uses Nimbuzz. The company says "it is trying to give a kick start to the blind date culture again".
Nearby Offers Buddy
Nearby Offers Buddy available on N-world, allows users to find interesting offers in different categories like Beauty, Fitness, Food, Shopping, amongst others. Users will just have to type the "City" name and they can access the information on best of offers in their city.
The N-World store also other Entertainment & Information based services such as IBNLive - for news update, Cricbuzz - For live cricket update, Social Entertainment Features - social games, avatars, virtual gifts.
Indeed, Nimbuzz does look like a handy little app, giving users access to multiple features. Like mentioned earlier, young people would especially find this app to their liking. Nimbuzz is available in multiple platforms including Android, Symbian, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Phone, J2ME, as well as Windows and Mac. There are more than 200 countries worldwide using Nimbuzz, making it one of the most successful apps.
Here is a question to all you folks out there, do you think Nimbuzz is one amongst the top 5 messenger apps out there? Let us know in the comments section below.