wi-tribe has announced the launch of Pakistan’s first ever, locally developed smartphone communication application, called “Hi App”.
This indigenously developed app is poised to compete with the global players like WhatsApp, Viber or even Skype.
“Hi App” allow its users to offer high-quality voice communication between smartphones – while using the internet – group voice calling and a feature to call landline phones (anywhere in the world) for which users will have to recharge their accounts via credit card or through wi-tribe scratch cards.
For landline calls wi-tribe is going to use its existing LDI infrastructure.
Moreover, users can chat with each other and share content, such as voice messages, images or any file types for that matter.
Hi App allows up to 10 participants to conference call with each other. Unlike Google Hangouts, anyone in the conference call can invite a friend to add him/her in a running conference call.
Currently in its beta launch phase, wi-tribe unveiled Hi App at the ITCN ASIA 2014, among industry experts, tech enthusiasts and general public.
Keeping user ease a priority, the interface of the app is easy to navigate with an intuitive design.
Wi-tribe CMO, Ali Fahd, said in a statement on this occasion “It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we bring this cutting edge technology offering smart communication solution to users of all age brackets and diverse communication needs. At its current beta launch phase we urge our local users to show their support for this indigenous and innovative app by downloading and using Hi App. Your feedback and encouragement will help make Hi App the No. 1 communication app in the industry and make all fellow countrymen proud.”
We believe wi-tribe has done a remarkable job with this app. Wile there are currently some issues in the app and it may take some time to become a more comprehensive and sophisticated solution, but we must admit that its a good start.
Not to mention, wi-tribe, with this app, has become a race runner in the voice calling business – which was previously not possible.
The kind of competition Hi-App will have, we aren’t sure yet about its impact in the local market. But considering that you can recharge your accounts locally for voice calling, and if call-rates with Hi App are competitive then it has a good chance.
To download Hi-App on your android phone follows the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wt.hiapp