We are dazzled, but not completely surprised by the speed to which the India celebrity community and overall market has embraced our service
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2010
Launched just months ago, Bubble Motion's voice-blogging phone service has quickly amassed more than 2 million overall users and currently has in excess of 1.2 million paid subscribers across multiple telecom operators in India.
Bubble Motion's Bubbly™, known as BubbleBlog™ locally to consumers in India, is a voice-blogging phone service which lets people share voice updates with friends, family, fans and followers by simply recording updates on their phone. Bubbly is configured like a voice-based Twitter, using SMS alerts and dial-in codes to record and receive voice updates.
Bubbly is already bigger than Twitter in India for participating celebrities. Indian icon Amitabh Bachchan, for example, has more than 350,000 followers to his Bubbly voice-blog, compared to 250,000 on Twitter. And, unlike Web-based social media platforms, followers on Bubbly are paying up to 30 rupees ($0.65 USD) per month to be notified in real time of voice-blog updates per celebrity they are following.
Recently called "one of our fastest growing Value Added Services in our stable in recent times" by Bharti Airtel President Atul Bindal, Bubbly is already available to over 230M subscribers in India as the company is aggressively builds out the service across the country through partnerships with the largest operators in India. Bubble Motion is also working on parallel launches of Bubbly rollouts in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Japan - all slated for later this year, while expanding its footprint in India.
"We are dazzled, but not completely surprised by the speed to which the India celebrity community and overall market has embraced our service" said Thomas Clayton, CEO of Bubble Motion. "With the intimacy and immediacy of our voice-blogging user-experience, we see Bubbly becoming the preferred way that people and communities stay connected with each other through voice."
About Bubble Motion
Backed by investors including Sequoia Capital, Palomar Ventures, Comcast Interactive Capital, and Northgate Capital, Bubble Motion is pioneering voice messaging and social communication for mobile phones. Bubble Motion's BubbleBlog™ (also known as Bubbly™), is a voice-blogging phone service where people share voice updates with friends, family, fans and followers. BubbleBlog is like Twitter with a voice and is bringing social networking to mobile phones.