Goodnews to Iphone users: Yahoo launches Livetext messaging app for iOS

Goodnews to Iphone users: Yahoo launches Livetext messaging app for iOS
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Iphone users are getting all advantages this days in the mobile world.
Yahoo launched a new messaging app to Hong Kong iTunes Store under the name Livetext. There are apps that allow live streaming and texting, but they include sound and this could provide more appropriate means for when “you can’t talk”. It’s not exactly “the most natural way” to communicate with your friend but then again, so is sending a message through an app. ‘Natural Way to Have Conversations’Yahoo describes the app this way on the iTunes site: “Welcome to Livetext for iOS, the most natural way to have REAL conversations”.

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“The advent of smartphones led a shift towards convenience and speed. We have gone from communicating primarily with our voices to using our fingers to text on glass”, said Yahoo. Till the time the app becomes available on iOS and Android in other countries, let us know your thoughts on possible scenarios where the app can be really useful. “We’ve removed audio from the equation, as it’s rarely convenient in today’s fast-paced world”, reads Yahoo’s description for Livetext. Yahoo made the app live on July 11. It is worth noting that unlike Skype, Viber or FaceTime, Livetext does not support video calling.

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The app – which is “free forever” – uses your cell phone’s WiFi or data connection to start one-on-one conversations. For some odd reason, the app is not designed for group messaging.
With the help of the LiveText ID, users can check in with their newly created profiles and also find friends available using the same application within their address book.
The company has not released an official statement about the app, only mentioning that Yahoo! is always looking for new ways of engaging their users into delightful experiences.
We may live in a mobile-driven world now, but there was a time when people did their online messaging on the desktop, and Yahoo Messenger was at the top of the game.
Yahoo claims Livetext is not an alternative to a smartphone’s built-in mobile apps rather it is “an entirely new way to stay in touch”. All the major social networks rely heavily on messaging to provide services, of course, and other IT providers, such as Microsoft (with Yammer), Cisco Systems, Intel, RingCentral, Verizon, AT&T, VMware, and dozens more have added the functionality for customers.

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