Enflick, Inc.

Enflick, Inc.

December 05, 2011 09:00 ET

Makers of TextNow and PingChat! Launch First Mobile-Centric Social Connectivity Platform to Support Closest Interpersonal Relationships

"Touch" Delivers Instantaneous, Intimate and Seamless Connectivity, Enabling Users to Keep in Touch with Innermost Circle of Family and Friends On-Demand from Mobile Devices

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2011) - The inventors of TextNow, the leading free and unlimited picture and text messaging application, and PingChat!, a free cross-platform instant messaging application, today launched "Touch," the industry's first mobile-centric interpersonal connectivity platform designed to support users' closest personal relationships. Touch redefines online interpersonal connectivity with one "go-to" platform that can be easily downloaded onto mobile phones to facilitate real-time communications that are entirely seamless, intuitive and intimate, allowing users to keep in touch with their innermost circle of family and friends on-demand. With Touch, Experiences can be immediately, privately and selectively shared with individuals' most significant relationships - as opposed to blasting hundreds of acquaintances or groups with specialized common interests.

The Touch Experience can be downloaded immediately at touch.com. Existing PingChat! users will also be upgraded, establishing an initial customer base of millions of users on the Touch platform from day one.

"We want to give people the power to instantly connect with their closest friends and family - whenever they want, right from their mobile phones - and to make that Experience unlike anything else that exists today," said Derek Ting, co-founder and CEO, Enflick. "With a design focused on emulating our real-world personal interactions, Touch takes online connectivity to an entirely new level, transforming the way that we can keep in touch with the relationships that are the most important to us."

Touch Delivers the 'Magic Touch' for Staying Socially Connected in a Mobile World

The Touch platform makes it fast, effortless and reliable to connect with users' most significant relationships. As a mobile-centric social connectivity platform, Touch can be easily deployed and accessed on mobile devices and includes the following unique features:

  • Ability to share Experiences as they happen by easily capturing and delivering photos;
  • Typing indicators so users can instantly see when their connections are typing for real-time conversations;
  • Visual alerts showing when text and media messages are delivered and read;
  • Capability to quickly add multiple conversation participants for spontaneous group chats; and
  • Profile pages that allow friends and family to look back and reflect on a journey of mutually shared Experiences.

Social networking growth on mobile devices is surging. The mobile social networking user base, currently accounting for approximately 1.1 billion worldwide, is set to grow at 11.8 percent CAGR over the next five years to reach 1.9 billion users, according to a new market research report entitled "Mobile Social Networking 2011-2016" recently published by Market Publishers, Ltd.

Touch fills an emerging need for mobile connectivity solutions and is a natural technology evolution that leverages Enflick's extensive social networking expertise gained through its highly successful TextNow and PingChat! applications, which combined serve more than a billion impressions per month and enjoy over 21.5 million users worldwide.

The result is an Experience that integrates seamlessly into users' lifestyles, allowing them to focus on staying in touch rather than figuring out how to get in touch.

Touch supports iOS devices (OS version 3.0+), as well as Android (1.6+) and Blackberry (5.0+).

About Enflick

Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Enflick is a leading provider of real-time social software solutions designed to transform the way that individuals connect with each other online. Its just-announced Touch platform delivers a single, unified mobile connectivity solution that makes keeping in touch with close friends and family an immediate, intuitive and completely seamless Experience. More than 21.5 million users worldwide already use Enflick's TextNow and PingChat! applications, which combined serve more than a billion impressions per month. Since TextNow went viral in 2009, Enflick has achieved a 400 percent year-over-year growth.

Enflick is committed to designing user-friendly products that make connecting online easier and simulate how people engage in real life with the exact same immediacy and continuity. Enflick was recently named a company to watch in the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50Ô Awards for its innovative technology and entrepreneurship and potential as a future leader in the Canadian technology industry. For more information, visit http://enflick.com.

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