Voice Blogging Service, Bubbly, Pops With Over 12 Million Users, Gains Momentum Across Asia

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Japan users now spending $43/year on paid version of service as company plans future text, video and photo capabilities.

Today, voice blogging leader Bubble Motion is announcing a number of milestones for its flagship social service, Bubbly. Just 18 months after launching, the red-hot mobile communications service has reached 12 million users. Meanwhile, actors, sports stars, comedians, musicians, and other celebrity bloggers are flocking to the service as a means to connect with their fans in a more personal and authentic way.

Bubbly, best described as a “voice-based Twitter”, is a social messaging service where people share voice updates with friends, family, fans and followers. Used by hundreds of celebrities as an authentic way to keep their fans updated, Bubbly user growth has soared in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Japan. The service has delivered more than 300 million messages in the last year alone and is now available to over 1 billion mobile phone users across a dozen Asian mobile networks.

With roughly one-half of its active users paying for the service, Bubbly is seeing strong monetization growth across its markets. Most recently, Japan has leapfrogged other countries to become Bubbly’s second largest source of revenue, averaging over $43/year per user. This momentum has Asia’s largest operators scrambling to add Bubbly to their networks as a value added service. Over the past three months, Bubbly has launched on Vodafone in India, SoftBank Mobile in Japan and Telkomsel in Indonesia.

“With mobile operators acting as the gatekeepers to Asia’s mass markets and the only viable means of doing microbilling to users, Bubble Motion’s strategy of partnering with carriers has proved extremely fruitful,” said Bubble Motion CEO, Thomas Clayton.

Bubble Motion is also planning to take Bubbly multi-media in the near future, adding text, photo, and video into its service.

About Bubble Motion

Bubble Motion is pioneering social communication for mobile phones. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly is a social messaging service where people share SMS and voice updates with friends, family, fans and followers. Bubbly is like ‘Twitter with a voice’ and brings social networking to mobile phones.

To learn more about Bubbly, visit http://www.bubblemotion.com/products-bubbly.html

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