Posts tagged: line

KakaoTalk, Line, Viber, WeChat, WhatsApp numbers of users, September 2012

By , September 21, 2012 6:30 pm

KakaoTalk http://technode.com/2012/05/17/tencent-invests-us63m-into-kakaotalk-the-korean-wechat/

Line http://www.insidemobileapps.com/2012/09/13/hands-on-with-line-the-55-million-user-strong-mobile-social-network-from-japan/

Viber http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57510236-94/viber-hits-100-million-users-partners-with-nokia-on-wp7/

WeChat http://www.techinasia.com/wechat-200-million-users/

WhatsApp: estimation

Android mobile messaging apps brief review

By , September 8, 2012 6:49 am

Icon Name Pros Cons
WhatsApp
  • Best for messaging
  • Quick
  • Stable
  • Auto-attempt to resend failed messages
  • Best interface
  • Good for sending photos
N/A
Viber Best for free call
  • Extremely heavy & sluggish
  • Some users find it hard to setup
  • Retrieve the whole phone contact list by default and fail to handle thousands of records
LINE Stickers
  • Frequent message failure
  • Slow compared to WhatsApp
  • Calls are more unstable than Viber
  • Photo sending is sluggish
WeChat
  • Hold to talk
  • Best for audio messages
Unsolicited messages from Chinese users
Zalo Flow & interface very similar to WeChat thus lower learning curve Spam friend requests from teenage strangers with incomprehensible language
Wala N/A Boring interface
TalkBox Hold to talk Old & boring interface
KakaoTalk N/A Uninspiring interface

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