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Thoughts about my free iphone app - WhatsApp

Old Feb 19, 2014, 3:25 pm
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Just saw the breaking news. Congratulations on the $16b acquisition by Facebook.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1I26B20140219

Might have to start searching for a replacement app though.
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 3:29 pm
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Congrats to FT's now richest forum member...
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 3:34 pm
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Haha yes! I remember reading this a few weeks ago and tonight had a smile when I saw the news pop up on my phone
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 3:52 pm
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Thoughts about my free iphone app - WhatsApp

Congratulations mate! Doubt you will ever need to be back on FT ever again! Haha
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 4:11 pm
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16 Billion. Amazing. Congratulations!
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 4:51 pm
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 6:31 pm
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 7:28 pm
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Congrats to FT's now richest forum member...
I guess now he can retire again. This time permanently.
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 8:45 pm
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Heck, now he can BUY FLYERTALK!

I do have to say, whatsapp has saved me many a dollar and enabled many a conversation and even photo-video sharing with friends and family all over the world (e.g. my niece travelling in India, etc.)

jkb76, my sincere gratitude and - sincerest kudos!

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Congratulations mate! Doubt you will ever need to be back on FT ever again! Haha
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 9:54 pm
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Thought about this thread today. Will throw in my 2c (not that you need it) and say congrats too. Amazing.
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 9:58 pm
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I love this story^ Congratulations.
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 10:21 pm
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Oh wow.

Its so popular in Asia too !
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 11:16 pm
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Originally Posted by jkb76
hi there,

i hate shameless self promotion, but i couldn't resist posting here because i wrote this app with people like us in mind (those who travel a lot)

ever since i semi-retired a little over a year ago, i been traveling A LOT and i hated it when people tried to reach me when i am on the plane or out of the country. so i asked myself -- wouldn't it be cool if i just set a status for my iPhone, similar to how you can set a status on yahoo messenger or skype.

problem found - problem solved. so i spent a couple of months and developed a little tool called WhatsApp - it can let you set a status like "On the flight to munich, send email instead of calling me" or "In Japan for two weeks, my cell there is +81 829 282718"

our site with screenshots and faq is: http://www.whatsapp.com and direct itunes link is: http://itunes.com/app/whatsapp

i would like to hear your feedback and suggestions on the idea. hit or miss?

(of course app is useless 'til your contacts begin to use it also)

P.S. - i know a lot of you are BlackBerry users, and we are working on a BlackBerry version already (wish there was more hours in the day)

Congratulations on your success and the FaceBook deal!

-Patrick
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Old Feb 20, 2014, 12:22 am
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Absolute congrats! Just please ensure WhatsApp is kept awesome and doesn't get "Facebooked up!"
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Old Feb 20, 2014, 12:29 am
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