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 […]
News on hike crosses 100M stories a week. Now available in Hindi!
One of the things that really bothered us over the last 6 months or so was that it has become extremely tedious and time consuming to well, consume News. With messaging being such a bite sized experience where users jump in and out messaging friends, we wondered if we could build something with a similar […]
hike 4.0 – Now on iOS
Frequent users of our iOS app would have noticed a lack of activity from us over the last 2 months. We have been digging pretty hard during this time and have come up with the motherload. We are really excited to present to you hike 4.0 on iOS! In this release, we’ve focussed on the […]
Introducing Free Group Calls (100 people) only on hike
Many of us at hike have been quite frustrated by how hard it is to make a Group Call today. To start with, adding someone to an existing call is extremely tedious. You’ve got to put the person you’re speaking with on hold, dial another number, allow it to connect and then patch them in […]
Hike 4.0 with Material Design
We’re super psyched to unveil Hike 4.0. It’s been 6 months in the making and boy o boy are we excited to show it to you. Hike 4.0 comes with a brand new coat of paint including Material Design and host of new features. We’ve kept the simplicity of the app and the changes are subtle but […]