2go Releases Official Android App[DOWNLOAD]
Mobile social network, 2go finally released an Android version of its popular feature phone app. Founded in 2007 by Ashley Wolff and Alan Peter, the company rose to 10 million active users with only four developers and has been recruiting in the last six months to bring this version to the market.
Alan Wolff says Android is the fastest growing platform in Africa with under $50 devices on the horizon although feature phones make up 88 percent of its 2go’s usage. 2go currently has over 30 million users.
The Android version of 2go retains the mobile service’s chat and chatroom functionality but now supports notifications. We’ve looked through the app and the interface reminds us of WhatsApp’s interface. You’ll also notice WhatsApp-like smileys are available.
As the feature phone vs. smartphone battle continues, African app developers will seriously have to look at credible stats and numbers. Android phones are growing fast even though there are data and battery constraints.
What do you think about 2go ‘porting’ to Android?
Here are screenshots of 2go for Android