Waterloo-based Kik experiencing viral growth

Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk

Just over 2 weeks ago we featured the re-launch of Kik Messenger, which is a free, cross-plkikatform mobile instant messaging service. Yesterday, the app attracted 150,000 new subscribers worldwide, accelerating five days of exponential growth and possibly setting a new record for app adoption in a single day.

Ted Livingston is the CEO and President of Kik Interactive, Inc.:

The sudden surge in Kik’s popularity is driving what may be the fastest-ever growth of any mobile app.  We’re both thrilled and overwhelmed by the continuing rush of new users.

Kik has grown from just 30,000 users a week ago to 450,000 yesterday. As of noon today, the growth rate is already double what it was yesterday. Usage peaked yesterday at 1 million messages an hour, and is on track to be even higher today.

To be a part of this Canadian success story visit http://www.kik.com/m and start "kik-ing"!

Update:

According to Venture Beat, Kik has well surpassed 1 million users in less than 2 weeks.  Faster than Facebook and Twitter.  

Company:
Kik Interactive
Website:
http://www.kik.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Kik Interactive was founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with an endless vision to create a world of seamless mobile computing. In April 2010, Kik released the universal, free texting app for BlackBerry and iPhone, empowering users to message any of their friends in real time without paying unruly SMS fees. Chat is the foundation for the unfolding Kik community, which will also soon include music, pictures and... more


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