Everybody loves the opportunity to send messages from their phone for free and PingChat! has been providing that opportunity to iPhone users since October last year. As long as your recipient has PingChat! on their device, you can send instant messages that appear like regular SMS notifications on the iPhone homescreen. PingChat! developer Gary Fung has now joined Enflick Inc where development of the app has continued with a larger team that includes John Lerner and Derek Ting, known for TextNow and Mail Notifier. These extra resources and the backing of Enflick have lead to the imminent release of PingChat! 2.0 with an impressive feature set.
Expected in a matter of days, PingChat! 2.0 will add the following:
-Multi-platform communication (Adds Blackberry and Android)
-Media messaging (pictures and video)
-New User interface
-Location messaging (send locations via Google Maps)
-New servers and infrastructure to improve reliability
While we wait for this exciting update, here’s a video of the new app in action.