My first encounter with an Instant Messenger was ICQ back in 1995~1996. The concept of Instant Messaging was mind blowing. I do not have to make a call nor leave an email to chat with others. From ICQ to MSN Messengers in Asia and AIM in American, rise of Skype and Yahoo messenger, and the simplest google Talk (and now hangout) were main contenders for computer but most of them failed to transitioning to Mobile platform.
Although most of them didn’t do a great job of transitioning to mobile platform, this also opened up a door to many new comers. Earlier popular messenger apps were Black Berry Messenger (BBM), What’s App, and Google Talk were among first popular messenger apps. Black Berry Messenger was the most popular until the fall of BlackBerry platform and now it is trying to make a come back yet it lost its ground at least here in US.
I downloaded whole bunch of them to test out for here and there today as I was installing software updates and plugins to get ready for PT 11 for a mix session and here are my glimpse and impression.
It is by far my most used messenger app. Simple and people like me who’s life is tied to Google is very useful.
Unfortunately Microsoft is keep making a wrong move after the other. Their failure to abandoning MSN messenger and migrating all its users to new platform has not really happened and I don’t see a push much anymore. Who know what is really going on Skype? I was expecting it to be like Google Hangout or iMessage for Windows platform but even in windows phone it was quirky and was not as great integration as other two.
Are these two a same company? I cannot tell the much difference… either they started together and split happened or one is a direct knock off of the other. Anyway, I use Kakao quite often. Its variety options of emoticons and
I am not sure why this is one of the fastest growing messenger. Not many people that I know are using. It seems running smooth but I cannot really tell One thing i can tell is its smoother than Kakao
Once the glorious, the best mobile messenger app now struggling to make a comeback. Sorry BlackBerry, on my Moto X, BBM was extremely slow and unusable. Plus why can I not disconnect and close the app completely?
It is a lot better than I thought. It isnt as bloated as I thought. It is easy to reach 700~1000+ friends you have. However, still name Facebook makes me not want to keep using it.
What’s your favorite messenger app?