Kik Interactive adds Clik Universal Remote to product lineup

by Rob Lewis

If you read Techvibes you’ve heard of Kik Messenger, a phone messaging app that has got it's fair share of news coverage thanks to a lawsuit from Research in Motion.

More importantly they raised a $8 Million Series A round and have put that money to work with a new product that has nothing to do with messaging.

Today Waterloo's Kik Interactive launched a new app called Clik.

Clik is a brand new Smart TV platform that lets you turn any screen with a browser into your screen just by scanning it with your smartphone.

It’s super easy to use! Okay, so say that you’re at a party, and you’ve found a couple cool videos or songs from Youtube. Instead of gathering them all around your teeny tiny little phone screen, you just scan your iPhone or Android across the TV and – Clik! – your friend’s TV has been taken over and guess who’s holding the remote? That would be you.

According to an interview with TechCrunch, Kik Interactive CEO Ted Livingston and his team have had the idea for Clik for years and they spent much of that time developing infrastructure capable of delivering that speed. In the meantime, they realized the technology could also be used to power a super-fast messaging app, so the team put Clik on the back-burner while they pushed Kik Messenger.

Clik is available in the iTunes store and Android market.

Company:
Kik Interactive, Inc.
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Kik was founded in 2009, when a small but incredibly passionate group of University of Waterloo students decided to build a company that would shift the center of computing from the PC to the smartphone. Fast forward to today, and Kik has become the best way to connect with friends, no matter where you meet them. And unlike other messengers, Kik uses usernames - not phone numbers - as the basis... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more




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