100 Million Users. 40 Billion Messages #MakeinIndia
Hike was born on Dec 12, 2012 with a small idea— to bring India online. We believed that through messaging we could bring India online, a market starved of the internet given the sheer constraints around low-end smartphones and data. Today’s a special day. Times like these remind us of why we started this journey. […]
Hey Delhi, Find an Odd-Even Car Match on hike!
As we all know, in Delhi Government’s effort to curb the deadly air pollution in the National Capital Region, starting January 1, certain restrictions were applied on cars plying on Delhi roads. Odd numbered cars will be allowed on odd days, and even numbered cars on even days. According to some, this is a a rather extreme (but […]
Celebrating Christmas with All of India!
This Christmas, we wanted to make the festive season special for our beloved users and enable everyone to be Santa for someone and get and share gifts and smiles all around. So we assembled a small team, got together over the weekend, and after a marathon 72 hours of rapid development, we just launched the biggest ever […]
1 Billion Messages A Day
Today is a special day for all of us at hike. I’m super excited to announce that hikers are now exchanging over 1 Billion Messages every single day! This is our first ever billion :). That’s a mammoth 30 billion+ messages a month. Here’s a look at how that number has grown over the last 18 […]
Diwali, Growth & some musings!
First of all, I’d like to thank each and every one of our users for making us the top used Indian app, and for getting so many of their friends on hike! We’re proud to be a 100% “Made in India” startup, competing with global heavyweights. It’s a great Diwali for us, and we wish you the […]
Coupons on hike with offers from over a 100 brands!
Diwali is just around the corner. The festive season is all about connecting, wishing and shopping, right? While connecting and wishing has always been fun with hike, this time we’re packing something more for you, which helps you get the maximum bang for your buck as you shop this Diwali! Introducing Coupons on hike B-) Starting today, […]
Hike on Windows Phone & iOS: The Way Forward
Last year has been super exciting for us! We’ve launched more than a dozen new features on our Android app including Photo Filters & Doodles, Free Group Calls and more recently, Hike Direct, which allows users to chat and share files without internet and without incurring any data charges. You’ve given us tremendous appreciation for […]
70 Million Hikers. 20 Billion Messages.
Time Flies. It’s been 2 years, 9 months and 26 days since the day we launched hike and today we’re excited to announce that as of last month we crossed 70 Million Hikers growing 100% YoY! What are these 70Million users doing? As of last month our users are sending over 20 Billion messages per month […]
When we launched hike, it was clear to us that Internet in India comes with its own set of barriers. Most people in India, don’t have access to high-speed WiFi/3G/4G and EDGE networks often fail to provide people with great online experiences. Moreover, mobile data is still expensive for a vast majority in the country and people often […]