With the launch of Just.me version 1.0 for Android phones and tablets (running Ice Cream Sandwich or above), the venture-capital backed Silicon Valley company is thus making its potent social messaging and sharing application available for three major platforms free of charge, if you’re willing to include the Web in this regard.
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Just.me is hitting the Google Play Store with a full version that supports 32 languages, matching iOS features like media capture (one or multiple voice, video and images in a single message) with text and support for private, shared and public messages.
iOS and Web app updates
At the same time, Just.me is upgrading its iOS and Web apps.
Its Web app, for one, has been updated to support the Firefox OS and other rich HTML5 browsers, and now allows users to not only read messages but also reply to them.
The company advises Windows Phone and BlackBerry users to check out the Web version, which leads us to believe an app for those platforms isn’t on the current roadmap.
As for the flagship Just.me iOS app, it has been updated to version 1.1, now sporting a redesigned interface for some of its processes, a fresh user dashboard and new features like the ability to initiate telephone calls to contacts with phone numbers directly from within the app. Users are now also able to move public stream conversations to be private.
With the app updates and the launch of the Android version, Just.me aims to become the default single integrated messaging platform for almost everyone, with the thinking behind the apps that phones are already social and thus its owners needn’t use stand-alone social networking services.
Keith Teare, the British serial entrepreneur behind Just.me, says:
Since our just.me launch in April, we have been very closely observing and measuring how our global user base has used just.me – and have been astounded at how the app has resonated.
We understand that there is always room for improvement, so we listened to feedback and believe that these enhancements will deepen the passion, usage and engagement to help make just.me a must-have app.
Indeed, so far a quarter of a million people have signed up for the rich social messaging service in the first 90 days after its public debut on iOS.
iOS users make up 140,000 of those, and Just.me says it has seen over 5 million screen views on the platform to date.
The company, which is financially backed by the likes of Khosla Ventures, Google Ventures, True Ventures, betaworks, SV Angel and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, believes the launch on Android and the iOS and Web app upgrades will really make the service go viral.
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