Dear eBuddy Chat and XMS users,
Today we would like to look back at the great year of 2012 that we have had and thank all of you for being with us.
Both eBuddy products, Chat and XMS reached significant milestones this year.
eBuddy Chat for Android has reached 10 million downloads from Google Play. Also, eBuddy Mobile Messenger has reached 50 million downloads on the Nokia store, becoming one out of 5 applications to have ever reached this milestone.
We have introduced some exciting features in our products: users can now update their Facebook status with pictures directly from eBuddy Mobile Messenger. Also there is no longer a need to an eBuddy ID as you can link all your chat networks directly. For eBuddy Web Messenger users we have launched Chrome extension that offers easier login and instant notifications on new messages.
We are grateful to all our Facebook followers for their support: eBuddy Chat Facebook page has reached 4 million fans on Facebook this year, which puts us in the top 5 Dutch pages on Facebook. Thank you very much!
eBuddy XMS, our real-time messaging application for smartphones, expanded its reach to Nokia S40 and S60 phones featuring group messaging and picture sending on these platforms. We have also developed some great features for iOS and Android XMS apps that allow you to find XMS friends nearby and add stickers to your photos. This year we have updated Web XMS with a phone number login option and launched Web XMS Chrome application. Last but not the least, the final news of 2012 is that we have won the 2012 Top Apps Award from the Opera Mobile store.
Furthermore, eBuddy as a company has undergone some changes as well: we have introduced the corporate identity and launched the new website. The international team of eBuddy keeps growing: we are now more than 28 nationalities. Our commitment to support foreign employees was recognized by the Expat Employer of the Year award, which we won in June.
It has been a great year and we are looking forward to 2013. We would like to wish you and your closest ones all the best in the New Year!
Happy New Year!
The eBuddy Team