Personally I think I’m a pretty tech savvy guy, I run a successful Internet company, use iPhone and MacBook and I manage to have actual conversations with the geeks in our office without them shaking their heads. Besides that I run a blog and did a lot of the “development” myself (ok, installing plugins isn’t rocket science but I did a lot of the CSS myself) and I test just about every website that comes along in the Indonesian startup scene.
However, today I had an SMS conversation with Selina (the only CEO that manages to get me to stutter) and in one message she said “Whatsapp?”. So first I thought she was merely asking “wassup?” in Indo-english but I guess she quickly noticed my ignorance and explained about Whatsapp, thanks for that Selina!
Anyway, I quickly installed Whatsapp, which is basically a cross platform mobile messenger which allows you to send SMS like messages without being charged. The difference with messengers like Gtalk and Yahoo messenger is that your account is linked to your phone number and it will immediately show who of your phone contacts already use Whatsapp, which shocked me cos just about every contact in my list seems to be using it.
Well, better late then never and we from Sangat Pedas recommend Whatsapp! WORD!
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.
In addition to basic messaging iPhone, Android and BlackBerry WhatsApp Messenger users can send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.