WhosHere For iPhone Localizes In Several Languages

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With users in over 150 countries, WhosHere completes first phase of localizations – adds Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. More languages to follow in early 2011.

(Vocus) November 21, 2010 -- WhosHere™, an iOS mobile social networking app, continues to experience tremendous international success since its launch in July 2008. Within months of it’s initial release, WhosHere usage spread to over 150 countries. Now the makers of WhosHere have rolled out a version of the popular iPhone software that is localized for several of its key markets. The new languages are Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Additional languages including Arabic, German, Italian and Portuguese, will be added in early 2011.

Bryant Harris, co-founder and CEO of myRete, said “The user growth we have seen overseas has been staggering especially considering the size of some of the markets. This is reflected, for example, in WhosHere being among the top apps in the entire Korean App Store.”

In Korea, WhosHere is the 16th most popular app in the social networking category and is in the top 100 of the entire Korean App store. With over 300,000 iPhone apps, that puts WhosHere in the 99th percentile in Korea and several other markets. In the United States, WhosHere continues to excel and is a top 50 app in the social networking category.

WhosHere is the first mobile social networking app for the iPhone to let you meet new people and interact based on proximity. The application introduces you to people that you have something in common. When you find someone interesting, you can send them free text and image messages and make free VOIP calls. All this is done without disclosing any personal information unless the user chooses to provide it.

Uses of WhosHere include dating, making new friends, chit-chatting with like minded people, looking for jobs, selling stuff, looking for clients, promoting bands, practicing foreign language skills with native speakers and virtual tourism.

WhosHere is a mobile social networking application enabling users to meet friends, potential dates, or network through an exceptionally well-designed interface. WhosHere shows matching profiles nearby or anywhere in the world based on answers to a few questions about yourself and who you are interested in meeting. WhosHere takes the chance out of the chance encounter. Simply find someone you want to talk with then send unlimited, free text and image messages, and make and receive free calls; all within the WhosHere application.

WhosHere was a Social Networking finalist in Mashable’s 2009 Open Web Awards and is a 2010 Hot Ticket nominee for Best Bootstrap by the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

WhosHere runs on Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It is available for free download on Apple’s iTunes App Store and can easily be found at myRete.com/download. Users of WhosHere can find online help at myRete.com/support and on YouTube.
About WhosHere and myRete, Inc.

WhosHere has well over 1.5 million users in 150-plus countries. Over 1.2 billion free text messages and 45 million free images have been sent via WhosHere.

myRete, Inc. was founded in March 2008 with the singular focus of bringing an exceptional mobile social networking experience to the iPhone and its millions of users. Rete is Italian for "network". Offices: San Mateo, CA and Alexandria, VA.

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