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HighNote Is Group Messaging With A Multimedia Twist

January 24th, 2011 01:19 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

What sets group messaging app HighNote apart from the current wave of group texting apps like Kik, PingChat and Beluga is that adds a multimedia focus to the act of messaging in multiple. Aside from being a free IP-based messaging app for members, the service (available on the iPhone, iPad, iTouch and Android today) is unique in the richness and range of messages you can send and receive.

“At HighNote we’ve recognized the need that has arisen for a new communications medium that captures the simplicity and immediacy of text, but with a far greater degree of message richness designed for a more robust, purposed level of social communication,†says CEO Marc Barach.

With HighNote you can share music, video, (through iTunes), voice recordings, pictures, maps and pretty much any media that fits on a phone.

With over 20 customizable greetings like “Check this out” “Congrats” and “On Fire” as well as the ability to change the alignment, color, style and size text, HighNote is probably most appealing to those jusr starting out in their texting careers, especially with its ample supply of emoticons.

Yes the app is very obviously gunning for the teen market, with a comprehensive “Quick Reply” section (with options like “Love it”/”Hate it”) and a feature called Pulse, which from what I can see lets users opt into quizzes like “Music,””Sports,”Celebrity Gossip,” and “Fashion” and seems like it is rife with potential for ad targeting.

Rich messaging through HighNote is free for HighNote members and the app sends a normal SMS with a browser link to the multimedia content for non-members. Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Phone 7 versions should be available shortly.

You can view HighNote’s demo below and find the app here.


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