Whatsapp vs hike? Which is the best?



messaging_iconInstant messaging [IM] is being used widely in present days. It supports in all the smartphones and web devices, there are many different applications like Whatsapp, Nimbuzz, ChatOn, Wechat and other, these are apps works on user phone number (sms) based account signup and online chatting.

 

What is Instant messaging?

Instant messaging (IM) is as same that refers to the online chat, here IM is the communication of transferring the video files, audio files, sharing location and files or any other data between person to person over internet on your smart phones.

Today we will review two IM messaging applications, which are been used mostly among the world.

  • Whatsapp

  • Hike


 

Whatsapp:Techzostwhats app


WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging application for smartphones founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jon Koum. In this it automatically fetches the contacts that are in your mobile contacts and then sends a message from your mobile, But the messages are sent through over internet instead of your mobile carrier. Whatsapp offers sharing of your photos, audios and videos over internet and also group chat feature is available. Whatsapp is the most popular, it nearly killed text sms.
 Features:

  • You can Send conversation history to someone in your contacts

  • Changing the chat background wallpaper

  • Photos which you have received are saved in gallery.

  • Group Chatting

  • Making back-ups of your conversations

  • Location sharing.

  • You can send files like audio, video and images through Whatsapp.

  • In whatsapp you can save the photos, audios videos that you have received.



Cross-platform (Download) :

iPhoneAndroidBlackBerryNokia SymbianNokia S40Windows Phone.

Pricing :

WhatsApp Messenger is FREE! for first year ($0.99 USD/year after)

 

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Hike:hike-logo-webversion


Hike is developed by Bharti SoftBank in early of 2012. It is just as similar to Whatsapp but this app is better than whatsapp because it has some new features. Hike allows you to communicate with instant messaging over internet and even if the other person doesn't have internet or hike account they can receive your messages through sms, it doesnt costs you for the sms. But hike currently offers send free text messages to Indian mobile numbers.

The user interface of Hike is very clean, simple and basic with pleasant hues of white and blue. Once you've downloaded the app, you'll be prompted to enter your mobile number. While the iOS version sends a 6-digit verification code via SMS that expires within a minute (reminiscent of Google Authenticator), the Android version simply greets you to the welcome screen asking you to enter your name and complete the registration.

Features:



  • All your conversion are encrypted over 128 bit SSL connection.

  • Send free sms to any one across India.

  • Unified Inbox (Regular Inbox messages will be shown in hike)

  • Hike cool stickers (express your expressions).

  • NUDGE (which is very similar to facebook's poke)

  • Photos which you have received are saved in gallery.

  • Group Chatting

  • Location sharing

  • Send messages to your hike Contacts who are offline!

  • Walkie Talkie! : Talk through hike.

  • You can send files like audio, video and images through it.



Two ways of messaging protocols are supported by Hike:
1. From app to app: Hike-to-Hike communicate with your friends who are using this app that is from Hike to Hike, this offers you an unlimited free messaging from mobile to mobile through world wide.
2. Via sms to : "Hike-to-sms" allows you to communicate with other who don’t have installed this app on their mobile. This service currently supported only in India you cannot communicate over other countries.

In Hike by default every user is offered with 100 free messages every month to communicate with others who don't have hike and if any of your friend join on Hike on your request you will earn 50 free sms and the total sms will be refiled in their accounts on every 1st of month. The Hike also offers 100 sms if you get connected with the social networks.

 

Cross-platform (Download) :

iPhone | Android | BlackBerry | Nokia | Windows Phone.

Pricing :

FREE

 

Quick Comparison between Whatsapp vs hike
















































































FeaturesHikeWhats App
NotificationsYesYes
Appearance4.54.0
Free SMS serviceYesNo
Referrals profitYesNo
Last login informationNoYes
Contact action statusNoYes
InboxYesNo
FreeYesNo
Block listYesYes
Back upNoYes
PokeYesNo
Voice sharingYesNo
StickersYesNo
EncryptionYesNo


In comparison of these two apps, Hike is the best app, it offers free sms and walkie-talkie as the special features which are not avaliable on Whats App.

So, We suggest you to use Hike for every indian, because Hike is best in comparison with Whatsapp.

UPDATE : Please check latest Whats vs hike comparison here. 

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