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.