A WhatsApp alternative that is specifically aimed at a younger crowd, Kik Messenger. Unlike the still-top dogs WhatsApp only the user name is used for the contact, not the phone number. In addition, can also be installed on non-GSM-enabled mobile devices, the Kik app.
Kik Messenger founded the same year as WhatsApp
Even if it looks at first glance and easier to use - WhatsAppp was never the sole instant messaging provider that came gradually under criticism acquired by Facebook, and the new in the sequence messenger services market share want to dispute. Out there, too. But long before there were WhatsApp Skype. In our download catalog to a whole series of similar programs and mobile apps that can be downloaded for free that can be found. This category also includes the Kik Messenger app falls. The company behind the Kik Interactive Inc., was founded in 2009, ie the same year as WhatsApp.
Contact via username possible
Compared with other IM clients a number of special notice about the Kik app. Common to all services free use. As in the known messenger and VoIP services, the Internet connection is used for sending the messages. Additional costs like an SMS therefore omitted. Just as WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and Co. there are the Kik Messenger app for different platforms. In addition to the Android version of the application for iOS, BlackBerry OS. Nokia Series 40 and Windows Mobile available.
Unlike WhatsApp and many other free messenger and VoIP services only the user is required to contact, no phone number. This simplifies the contact on one side. On the other hand, however, it also allows the contact to people without their explicit consent. In addition, the Kik Messenger is also applicable to non-GSM-enabled mobile devices to install.
Messenger app available for different platforms
was founded Kik Interactive Inc. in 2009 by students at the University of Waterloo in Canada. A year later, Kik Messenger was released. Meanwhile, the app is available for all major platforms of Android over iOS to Windows Phone. More than 100 million users of the service had according to the manufacturer in November 2013. The majority of the users is very young between 11 to 15 years.