Users can call friends who have the app downloaded for free, or talk face-to-face with its free video calling feature.A unique service that Nimbuzz also provides is the ability to chat by texting with your friend through video, but without the audio.Today it has over 60 million users worldwide (approximately 29 million in Japan) and is projected to reach 100 million users by the end of 2012.
It currently has over 100 million users globally,17 percent of which reside in India and 6.5 percent in the United States.
The company projects to have 400 million users by 2014. However, we have to admit when it comes to calling or chatting via video (features that Whatsapp doesn’t offer) Nimbuzz might offer a superior experience.
The app is primarily popular in South Korea, with half of its 60 million users coming from that country.
The app reportedly hosts one billion inbound and outbound messages per day.
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Hello Talk connects you with native speakers to chat with for free. The interface is packed with innovative tools to make practicing a language fun and effortless.Nimbuzz isn’t a shoe-in for this list since it doesn’t get its beginnings in Asia.In fact the startup began in the Netherlands in 2006, but the company has since relocated its headquarters to India and replaced its key staff with Indian executives after it became hugely popular with consumers in the country.The app’s messaging service is extremely similar in design and user experience with Kakao Talk, but it’s easy to use and comes with similar bells and whistles — like voice-to-voice calling and in-app emoticons.Other features include group chatting and “stickers” that you can message to your friends.Whether it’s across the world or across town, you’ll instantly find suitable partners to begin a conversation.