Novel idea: Voice as SMS!
|Cape Town, South Africa, November 24 2015: Leader in voice messaging and social media solutions for mobile users in emerging markets -- Kirusa -- has unveiled the upgraded and redesigned version of its popular social networking mobile app InstaVoice.
The updated InstaVoice is nowavailable on all three platforms: iOS,Android,and Windows. Android link here.
The novel logo of a parrot represents the idea of an app that promotes the importance of ‘voice’ in communication.
This streamlined version comes with a simple tab layout for displaying different types of messages viz. Missed Call, Voice SMS, and Voicemail in a unique chat-like user interface.
The design brings in cleaner layouts, new icons, and richer texture. This version features a subtle title bar that blends into the three tabs for Missed Call, Voicemail, and Chat.Users will now be informed of their unread messages through simple badge counts. One of the new features enables the user to get the message receipts, and read/unread status of the messages sent,in a standard and intuitive manner.
Says Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder- CEO of Kirusa: “InstaVoice 2.0 has been designed not only to ensure seamless flow of communication on all platforms but also to present the inclusionof a series of novel features that give the app an entirely fresh and lively look.”
Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice, InstaVoice Celeb and InstaVoice Sports apps, which are offered in partnership with more than thirty-five mobile carriers in Africa, India, LatAm, and the Middle East, as well as via the app stores, and are used monthly by over 80 million mobile users in four continents. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology, and its scalable multimodal and cloud platforms, which process over one and a half billion transactions a month. Kirusa has been recognized as one of top 20 most promising technology companies by Silicon India, and one of top 25 emerging technology companies by Smart Techie magazine. www.kirusa.com
BACKGROUND: In 2001, a small group of technology-savvy people from AT&T Labs and Bell Labs came together to create a company
that would revolutionize the experience people have with their mobile phones, and thus Kirusa was found.Today, Kirusa is
one of the leading Mobile Social Media and Value Added Service providers in the world.Kirusa is working with more than 30 carriers in Africa, Middle East, South and South East Asia, CALA, and Eastern Europe, and services more than 80 million
mobile subscribers every month, who collectively make more than 1.1 billion monthly calls to services offered by Kirusa.
The company is headquartered in New Jersey, and it has offices in Delhi, Bangalore, and Lagos.
Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Kirusa, Berkeley Heights, NJ, which he co-founded with colleagues from AT&T, Lucent, and Airtouch. A serial entrepreneur, Inderpal previously co-founded Savera Systems,
Murray Hill, NJ, where he was the CEO and the CTO. Before Savera, Dr. Mumick was a Principal Technical Staff Member
at AT&T Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, and a Research Student Associate at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA.