One of the biggest requests we received from our users was the ability to send any kind of files to friends on their smartphones. When we dug deeper, it was obvious. In a mobile first market like India for most people, a mobile device is a primary mode of communication and the things that most of us imagine doing on a PC, well all that is happening on a smartphone in India. This really speaks to the behaviour of the market.
So today we’re taking hike to the next level by introducing bigger and better attachments. You asked for it and now we’ve delivered. Sending files just got even more awesome.
Here’s whats new with :
- Multiple-Select: Send up to 20 files together.
- Big Files (100MB): Send files up to a 100MB each. Now that’s what you call big.
- DOCs, PDFs, PPTs, MP3s: Send all kind of files including docs, MP3s, pdfs, ppts and much more!
1. Sent, Delivered, Read indicators:
We’ve updated the Sent, Delivered, Read indicators. We’ve now changed Sent, Delivered, Read to Tick, Double Tick, Double Tick R.
✓ = Sent, ✓✓ = Delivered, ✓✓R = Read
Why? Its simple. Symbols are scalable across languages. They also have less cognitive load on the eye and thus are easier to digest. The whole experience feels a lot faster as a result as well.
2. Forward Multiple Messages:
We’ve also added to ability to forward and delete multiple messages. Just tap and hold a message in a chat and voila!
You can download the latest version of hike for Android here - http://bit.ly/QpTXPQ
This is the first of many awesome updates that we’re working on. Stay tuned!