Sexchats like omegle
According to Distimo, over the last month Kik was downloaded more times in the US than Whats App (but fewer times than the just-launched Black Berry messaging app, and fewer times than Snapchat).
(Okay, so in that orgy of mixed metaphors we’ve got horses building moats while running from side to side. ) This app, while it faces very real challenges, has locked down key advantages in its technology and it is starting to deliver the kinds of numbers that, if they were emanating from Silicon Valley, would be the chatter of the venture capital community, if they could only shut up about Snapchat for five minutes. If you believe in good design and a young userbase, then Kik should be near the top of your list of chat apps to pay attention to.
Having said that messaging is the killer app on mobile, it may sound like contradiction to say that messaging is also a commodity, but that, too, is true.
Snapchat: just under 5 million, many of which seem to be photos of body parts. Kik likely performs so well in this venue because it doesn’t require users to tie their accounts to a phone number.
You just choose a username, and then the app behaves kind of like email. Of course, a lot of this activity might be attributed to sexting.
It is two places ahead of Skype and three places ahead of Whats App.