Celebrating Mother’s Day
Over the last couple of days, our team managed to hack up a package, that’ll help you express your love for probably the single most important person in your life – your mother. The Mother’s Day micro-app will let you create personalized cards with a picture and a special message for your moms and […]
Introducing Hike Smell!
When we started out with hike 3 years ago, we had a simple dream. “How do we bring a billion Indians online, enable them to connect with their loved ones and do everything they want to in a very simple manner?” Just around January, we announced that we’ve hit 100M users, becoming one of the […]
Rajesh Rudraradhya, VP and Head Engineering: Just getting started @HikeApp
Today I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining Hike, one of India’s leading internet companies as the VP and Head of Engineering. I’ve had an incredible journey over the last 15+ years, building software and launching great new mobile products — the software experience on Android’s best smartphones, the Moto X and Moto G […]
Hey India, Match Up with your one true love, this Valentine’s Day!
At hike, we’ve always believed in connecting people. While we’ve a very serious and ambitious goal of bringing India online, which we’re pretty much on the right track with, we also try to keep things fun and casual. We recently gave all hike users their own personal Santa Claus this Christmas, and we also enabled […]
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 […]