TextPlus Among Apple's "All Time Most Popular" AppsSocial messaging app in the top 40 most popular free iPhone apps…ever. Only social messaging and group texting app in the top 40.
January 26, 2011
Enormously popular social messaging app textPlus topped hundreds of thousands of mobile applications to take the #36 spot on Apple’s list of the all time most popular free iTunes apps. textPlus was the only social text messaging app to appear in the top forty.
“We got here early and built a passionate following,” said Scott Lahman, CEO of GOGII, creator of textPlus. “textPlus’s standing among top apps like Facebook, Skype and Yelp on this list is proof that demand for mobile social messaging has really intensified. We’re excited to see our ‘all time’ hall-of-fame popularity carved in stone like this by Apple.”
textPlus has turned group texting into a social phenomenon through its highly popular topic-driven texting Communities, as well as the app’s “search” feature, which help users find one another and connect in the app. Photo sharing has proven popular as well, with Face Text allowing users to take and send new photos with each press of the “send” button.
textPlus launched in 2009 to become the leader in social text messaging: its network includes smartphones and feature phones to span over 34 million users. Available on all iDevices and Android phones, textPlus has been downloaded 12.5 million times, has sent over 6 billion messages and adds on average about 70 thousand new users per day.
Lahman adds: “We’re working hard to develop even more of the social messaging features people want on their phones—and look forward to climbing even higher on Apple’s all-time list.”
textPlus brings free, ad-supported real, group and Community texting to the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android phones through both its mobile application, and permanent short code, 60611 and real phone numbers. textPlus is carrier and Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) compliant and enables seamless interaction between app users and their friends using regular text messaging (SMS).
GOGII (go-jee) is a mobile communications technology company and creator of the textPlus app. GOGII is a U.S.-based startup backed by venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Matrix Partners. GOGII was founded in 2007 by the three founders of JAMDAT Mobile, the leading mobile entertainment publisher that was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2006.