LONDON, July 16 --
- Nimbuzz Expands iPhone Dominance With new Mac Desktop Client and iPhone
Nimbuzz announced today the simultaneous launch of its new iPhone iPod touch
updates with a brand new desktop client for Apple Mac computers.
Friends on Nimbuzz call and chat with each other for free. They access their
favorite instant messaging and social networks with one login and from one
location, using the internet or Wi-Fi. Today’s announcement brings
Nimbuzz’ award-winning product to Mac desktops and laptops in addition to
the iPhone, iPod touch and a wide range of other mobile handsets.
The first version of the Nimbuzz iPhone client has experienced remarkable
growth; a quick look at current user statistics demonstrates iPhone users’
love affair with Nimbuzz:
- In just 9 months since launch, Nimbuzz enjoys Top 10 ranking on all iTunes
AppStores in Europe, Latin America the Middle East, including regular No. 1
What’s Hot positions in influential iPhone markets such as the UK -
Nimbuzz for iPhone iPod touch has achieved massive penetration and popularity.
For example, 1 in 5 iPhone users in France and in the Netherlands are using
Nimbuzz - Nimbuzz has witnessed an average 848% growth in downloads of its
iPhone iPod touch apps in key European markets since the iPhone OS 3.0 update -
Nimbuzz is one of just 5% of Apps to boast more than 100,000 active users, with
an active user base of more than 41%
Today’s launch of its comprehensive Apple suite, which underlines
Nimbuzz’ commitment to the Apple platform, builds on this early dominance.
As a natural step in the evolution of Nimbuzz’ platform-specific
development and support strategy, the launch is designed to capture the enormous
future growth potential of this platform.
The new Nimbuzz for Mac desktop client boasts a slick Mac look and feel and
supports the widest range of instant messaging and social networks available
from a single unified app for the Mac today, including Facebook, AIM, MySpace,
Google Talk (Orkut), Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger (MSN), ICQ and
Nimbuzz for Mac is the only IM product to provide high-quality VoIP calling
direct from the desktop among instant messaging buddies on Nimbuzz, Windows Live
Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and Google Talk.
The iPhone and iPod touch app upgrade enable typical media-savvy iPhone users
to share photos, music and videos with their contacts. Files are stored online,
saving device memory and making them easily accessible from different access
points. They can also be saved on the device, on demand and for free.
Nimbuzz also integrated Push Notification into the update, with home screen
alerts of incoming calls or chats, effectively keeping users available to the
rest of the world even though the app itself has been closed.
Adding to Nimbuzz’s existing list of feature innovations, like
landscape-mode chat for the iPhone and Dial-Up VoIP over 3G and 2G networks, is
a brand new buddy list layout, featuring an intelligent display of avatars and
presence information including which community a friend belongs to and if that
person is currently online on a mobile phone or computer.
Last but not least, Location Sharing is now available on the iPhone
application, allowing Nimbuzz buddies to share retrieve their physical
locations on a map, making it easier than ever to find each other.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Evert-Jaap Lugt, CEO of Nimbuzz said:
We love the design and the flawless usability of Apple products. A large
proportion of our already substantial iPhone fan base are also Mac users and
have been asking for a bespoke version of Nimbuzz for their desktop and laptop
Macs. As a result, we have worked closely with our users to ensure our suite of
iPhone Mac products work seamlessly together, matching the familiar design and
UI style of Apple products.
We are delighted by the phenomenal reception Nimbuzz has received from iPhone
users worldwide and are excited to welcome Mac users to the Nimbuzz community,
which is growing at nearly 1 million new users per month.
Nimbuzz is a multi-community mobile social messenger combining Instant
Messaging, (geo) presence, and VoIP. The free application lets users connect and
interact with their buddies across popular communities, including Skype, Windows
Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk, AIM, and social networks
including Facebook and MySpace.
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