March 22, 2011 09:00 ET

HeyWire Users Are Tweeting Like Crazy With HeyTweets

HeyWire Announces Two Million Tweets Sent via SMS Using HeyTweets

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) -  Last December, HeyWire™ brought a totally new and awesome feature to mobile Twitter users: HeyTweets, the first service to enable access to Twitter via SMS for free from anywhere in the world. Today, just three months later, HeyWire is announcing an epic milestone --  two million Tweets have been sent and received around the world via HeyTweets: #HugeWin!

By allowing users to text, Tweet and use top IM services, such as Facebook Chat, Google Talk and more, all from one free app, HeyWire is out to provide an easy and seamless way for people to stay connected through real-time text messaging and across social networks. HeyTweets empowers HeyWire users with text-to-Tweet service, enabling users to send Tweets using the short code 40404 or by tapping the "Tweet Now" button. HeyWire for iOS also allows users to follow friends on Twitter by providing incoming Tweet notifications. 

"We're working hard to roll out new features that make staying connected easier, no matter where you are," said Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO of HeyWire. "Hitting the two million HeyTweets milestone so quickly is really exciting for us because it validates that our users love how HeyWire simplifies all their real-time communications with friends."

HeyTweets ramped up quickly after being added to HeyWire's Social Messaging Hub and is now being used to send and receive thousands of Tweets around the world daily.

How does HeyWire do it? Well, for one, we have an awesome, growing audience. Every week tens of thousands of users sign up for HeyWire and millions of texts, IMs and Tweets are sent from around the world!

Also, HeyWire's patent-pending multi-device software platform enables Apple devices, Android smartphones and tablets, Macs and PCs to connect people around the world in better ways. 

And then of course, we have awesome partners! HeyWire has partnered with Sybase 365, a premier SMS interoperability solution, for sending HeyTweets (and ever-popular texts) outside of the HeyWire network.

"Sybase 365 and HeyWire have collaborated to create an innovative new way to enable pervasive messaging, empowering users to interact instantly with friends and family across the world, across multiple devices and HeyTweets is an example of this great collaboration," said Gregory Dunn, Vice President Product Management, Hosted Services & Business Solutions for Sybase.

On top of all this, HeyWire listens to their users! Want a simple way to send Tweets-via-SMS globally? Sure, we can do that! Think it would be convenient to send one message out to friends via text, Facebook Chat, Google Talk and Twitter at the same time? Sweet, we can do that too!

Check out HeyWire's other cool features, like HeyLo™, HeyWire's location feature for iOS; and SmartSMS, HeyWire's SMS notification disable and auto response feature for iOS, by downloading the app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. HeyWire is also available for Android smartphones and tablets, plus users can get access to the web version through any web-enabled device.

About HeyWire
HeyWire™, brought to you by MediaFriends, Inc., is a real-time social messaging hub that empowers consumers worldwide to connect with each other in better ways using text messaging (SMS), Facebook, Twitter and IM on virtually any Internet connected device. For more information, please visit

Note to Editors
HeyWire works over Wifi or mobile operator data service. Texting is absolutely free worldwide for HeyWire-to-HeyWire Messaging. Friends without HeyWire responding to a HeyWire number will be charged by their mobile operator standard rates for texting a U.S. phone number. Nothing extra.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts
    LaunchSquad for HeyWire
    Mike Farber or Anna Farnum
    heywire [at] launchsquad [dot] com

    Glenn Kiladis
    glenn [at] heywire [dot] com