The app is available for Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Nokia S40 platform and it works like normal SMS service in Java based phones. The app allows you to send across messages and pictures via data service in the smartphone. Whats great about this app is, if the message recipient does not have the app installed in his phone, the message will be sent as a regular SMS. The great part is you can send it for free.
"Emerging markets such as India and Indonesia have numerous feature-phone users even as smartphone adoption is growing. Services like GupShup that integrate data and SMS, are well suited to the needs of emerging markets", said Beerud Sheth, co-founder and chief executive officer of GupShup.
GupShup Messenger offers features like public and private messaging in which users can switch and share messages with followers and friends easily. The public messaging feature enables users to follow a number of GupShup's communities or post messages in their own community. The app also includes a rich collection of smilies so you can express yourself more intimately.
Reportedly, the GupShup service is used by over 65 million users. It also provides mobile marketing and engagement solutions that enable business to interact with consumers. The company is also trying to develop the GupShup messenger to work on Windows Mobile platform.
With Input From PTI