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Nimbuzz – 150 million downloads and 3.65 billion mobile voice minutes

October 13th, 2010

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Hi all, we reached some amazing milestones today!

150,000,000 downloads of Nimbuzz, and 3,650,000,000 voice minutes logged in the last year.  Yes, those are millions and billions :) .

Nimbuzz has logged over 5 million downloads on the Nokia Ovi store, and over 45 million on GetJar, the second largest app store in the world.

The NimbuzzOut calls, combined with the free Nimbuzz to Nimbuzz calls, and the SIP calls have accounted for around 3.65 billion voice minutes over the last year!

The Nimbuzz community is 30 million strong and we are seeing 70,000 new members join every day. That is pretty much one new Nimbuzzer every second!  Our universal communications service offers free and low-cost calls through our VoIP product, NimbuzzOut as well as free messaging and file sharing across all major platforms, including iPhone (iOS), Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Java, on over 3000 mobile devices!

“Nimbuzz has been one of the most popular apps for several years running now. It’s ease of use, large community and wide handset coverage make it a must have for mobile users,” said Patrick Mork, CMO of Getjar. ” We are thrilled to see Nimbuzz doing so well and look forward to seeing them hit the next 50 million downloads.

Thanks all for making Nimbuzz a product for everyone.  Keep spreading the word and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

We are happy to share with you some of the best articles about our great achievement:

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Mobile communication in 2010 and beyond!

July 29th, 2010

Cut through

Here is something to think about: How do you define mobile communication in 2010 and where should it go from here?

Is it calling, text messaging, leaving a post on a wall, sharing or viewing some pictures or … maybe  a little bit of everything?

There is a lot of noise around mobile VoIP and openness, meaning the ability to make internet calls on the mobile and the fact that there are many solutions in this space, some of which are not compatible with each other.  Following is our take on the situation and where we see ourselves in creating the future of mobile VoIP and next generation mobile communications.

Let’s start with the basics!


Official: Nimbuzz entering Nokia’s Ovi Store

September 1st, 2009


Although OVI store has not been launched yet in India nationally, the Nokia N97 has it preinstalled and all you lucky Nokia N97 owners who already have Ovi Store preinstalled, your one-stop IM needs are history. It’s just a matter of a little more time before the launch of Ovi Store in India this September and then you can get your hands on your very own Nimbuzz in Ovi Store. The good news is Ovi store is ready for download for your beloved Nokia mobile phones [Ovi Download link].

In the last year many of us realized that Apple’s App Store model was a huge success and with 1 Billion applications downloaded in less than one year, few can contradict this.

The idea spread out really quickly and soon after, big names of the mobile industry went in the same direction. Nokia, Google, Sony (and a lot more to follow) created a unique space for their users to find the best applications for their mobile phones. From what we can tell each of the stores is a success: App Store, Android Market, Ovi Store and also where Nimbuzz was the was #1 most downloaded application in US store last month.

Soon after Nimbuzz was present in the Ovi Store, Yash Maheshwar from Oviapplications wrote a really detailed Nimbuzz review that we are really happy to share with you: Nimbuzz – The one app to IM them all!

To our Nokia N97 users in India, do let us know through your comments if you were successful in finding Nimbuzz in your Ovi Store.


Nimbuzz loves Apple – NEW Mac and iPhone!

July 16th, 2009


Yes, we do and many iPhone users love Nimbuzz too!

That is why today we are launching  Nimbuzz Apple suite, which brings Nimbuzz to your Mac [download Nimbuzz for Mac] and iPhone [download Nimbuzz for iPhone], matching the familiar design and UI style of Apple products you are used to, and unique features you haven’t seen!

Check out all the features in the video below and get more details after the jump:


Call and chat with your Giovani friends in Italy

March 20th, 2009

Today we are announcing a partnership with Giovani in Italy, so this is mainly directed at all our Italian friends and Giovani members.

From now on you can chat and call your friends all over the network via Nimbuzz! We welcome all our friends at Giovani to the Nimbuzz network and it’s ever growing community worldwide.

Chat straight from the Giovani website, or use Nimbuzz Mobile to stay in touch with all your friends while on the go.
After downloading Nimbuzz to your mobile phone, add your friends from Giovani by going to: Menu/Options > Settings > Communities > Giovani

Your friends will show up in your contact list, only after you register with your Giovani username and password.

Enjoy and let us know what you think.

Grazie mille!

Movers and Shakers at the MWC 2009

March 14th, 2009

The Mobile World Congress is over, the participants have returned to their homes and offices, but the business negotiations that started during the event continue, as well as the talks about announcements presented at this key event of the year for the mobile industry. We were happy to meet so many people and partners during the event.

Nimbuzz was proud to spend its first MWC experience, in Barcelona, with IT-giants like RIM (Research In Motion) and Toshiba. With RIM, we presented a BlackBerry version to be released in Q2 2009, and Toshiba is to pre-install our all-in-one application for a super digital lifestyle on their supernova – TG01 device!

Entering to the mass market on devices for hyper-connected and stylish people is a huge step for Nimbuzz. Having our application, that bridges social networks and IM community needs, already on the devices, will eliminate setup issues and make keeping in touch so much faster.


Nimbuzz in the News – iPhone app

March 14th, 2009

Thank you for giving us such great feedback lately, especially about our iPhone app! We’ve listed our favorites to keep you up to date…

MobileWhack says that our “landscape mode makes [it] a better VoIP/Instant Messenger solution.”

Chatting with Yahoo Messenger text IMs on iPod Touch – that worked flawlessly – impressed iPod Touch Tricks.

Bandwidth Blog appreciates that Nimbuzz has shown some Apple love to come up with an iPod Touch compatible version.


Nimbuzz named “Red Herring 100 Global” Finalist

January 15th, 2009

We are proud to announce that Nimbuzz has been selected as a Finalist of the Red Herring 100 Global Award.

Red Herring will select 100 winners out of the Global 200 of which Nimbuzz is already a part.

Evaluations are made on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy, and ecosystem integration.


Nimbuzz in 2008

December 20th, 2008

A new year is about to start 2009 with new challenges and we wanted to take a look back at what happened in 2008.

We officially launched our all-in-one mobile IM & VoIP app in May, allowing users to use their favorite instant messaging features from one contact list to connect with their friends on Windows Live Messenger (MSN), Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace, studiVZ, Gadu-Gadu-Hyves, and Jabber.

In July, we raised an additional $15 million in funding from our investors Mangrove Capital, MIH/Naspers, and Holtzbrinck Ventures. We also won Best Mobile Startup at Mobile 2.0 in Barcelona and got recognized for game-changing technology and market value as part of the AO Global 250 Winners during the Stanford Summit.

We added location sharing in August, so users can retrieve the location of Nimbuzz buddies to easily arrange face-to-face meetings.

In September, we added Windows Mobile support and The Times rewarded us with the “Best for Social Networking” award.

October saw us launch a new website, and language support for Indonesian, Russian, and Polish. We also published the winners of the Nimbuzz survey – Congratulations again!

In November we signed a major distribution deal with StudiVZ and launched the mobile StudiVZ Plauderkasten, so you can chat with all your friends from Schueler- Studi- and MeinVZ on the go.

We also announced Facebook and MySpace support, and got selected into the Le Web ‘08 Startup Competition as one of only 30 companies worldwide.

The biggest news for November was “free calls chats messaging and more for your iPhone“. With Nimbuzz on the iPhone you can chat in landscape mode, and even if you happen to hang upside down from a tree :) Furthermore, we signed 17 global partners to our Operator Affiliate Program to bring instant messaging and social networking to operators.

To finish the year in style, we announced an additional distribution partner in India: Spice Mobiles, who will pre-install Nimbuzz on their handsets from now on. Our iPhone application now runs even if the screen is switched off, and is available in 10 more languages.

We are now adding around 20,000 new Nimbuzz users every day and have users in every country on the globe. 98% of you are recommending Nimbuzz to your friends – thanks for that and keep it up please ;)


Nimbuzz signs major distribution deal with Spice Mobiles in India

December 20th, 2008

We just signed a major distribution deal with Spice Mobiles, leader in innovative handsets in India.

From December on most new Java and Windows Mobile handsets will be rolled out to the Indian market via Spice Mobiles’ approximately 25,000 retail outlets with the full Nimbuzz communication portfolio installed.

With “Innovation” as the company’s mantra, Spice began revolutionizing the Communication & Entertainment sector, with its new age technologically and state of the art mobile phones. Spice Mobiles is the proud winner of the Golden Peacock Award for innovative product / service for the year 2007.

We are looking forward to welcoming all Spice Mobiles handset owners to Join Mobile Freedom!