textPlus Celebrates Second Birthday with 10 Billion Messages Sent

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Sent 1.3 Billion Messages in May Alone

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textPlus, the # 1 downloaded texting app, has announced a major milestone today: since launching on the iTunes App Store in June 2009, 10 billion messages have been sent within the network.

“We created textPlus to be a powerful and cost-effective alternative for people to connect with their friends and family across different devices and around the world,” said Scott Lahman, CEO of GOGII. “That’s why this milestone means so much to us. Our users are finding true value in the network, and we will continue to innovate in ways that will meet their evolving communication needs.”

In addition, textPlus has achieved other significant milestones that reinforce their leadership in the mobile social messaging app space:

  •     In May alone, users sent 1.3 billion messages.
  •     textPlus has been downloaded more than 17.5 million times and is transacting 54 million messages daily
  •     There have been 27 million user and community searches inside textPlus.
  •     On average, users spend more than an hour a day using the app to chat with friends, discuss current events in our communities and meet other people.

GOGII’s textPlus is the largest mobile social messaging app on the market and the #36 downloaded free app of all time on the iTunes App Store. textPlus gives users free one-to-one, group texting, community texting, and a free phone number for fast, free and unlimited texting. Users can group text with friends and talk to people all over the world about what interests them via chat communities.

This announcement comes on the heels of the release of unique versions of textPlus Free Text and Group Text and textPlus GOLD apps exclusively on Amazon’s new Appstore for Android. textPlus can also be downloaded from the iTunes App Store here and from the Android Market here.

GOGII (go-jee) is a mobile communications technology company and creator of the textPlus app. GOGII is a U.S.-based startup backed by venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Matrix Partners and GRP Partners. GOGII was founded in 2007 by the three founders of JAMDAT Mobile, the leading mobile entertainment publisher that was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2006. The company is committed to the safety, security and privacy of its users.

About textPlus
textPlus brings free one-to-one, group and Community texting to the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android phones through its mobile application, permanent short code, 60611 and real phone numbers. textPlus is carrier and Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) compliant and enables seamless interaction between app users and their friends using regular text messaging (SMS).

Heather Meeker, heather(at)gogii(dot)com, 310-435-3535
Melody Serafino, GOGII(at)groupsjr(dot)com, 646-833-0206


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