Myriad strengthens Latin America messaging service
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 13 June 2014
Release date- 12062014 - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - Myriad Group AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: MYRN) the company creating and connecting communities across mobile and TV, today announced that it has launched a major evolution to its successful msngr chat service.
Launching in a phased roll out, initially in Latin America, msngr has a new user interface, increased functionality and a new back end for scalability.
Following extensive research, msngr offers a number of new features including: sleek design, advanced group chat and auto-discovery as friends and family join the service. msngr works on any network and any browser-enabled feature phone or Android smartphone device. An iOS version of msngr will be launched soon. !Working in partnership with operators across Latin America, msngr is completely free for their customers to use, something no other messaging service is able offer.
Commenting on the launch, Stephen Dunford, CEO, Myriad, said, 'The new version of the app is able to offer a better and more robust service and extends service availability to 80% of mobile users in Latin America. As an OTT service, msngr will work anywhere in the world and where we partner with operators the service will be completely free. We are currently working on a number of creative monetisation and consumer friendly propositions which will feed into the service over the coming months.'
Myriad delivers consumer applications, messaging solutions, and embedded software to leading OEMs, mobile operators, and pay TV providers worldwide.
Our messaging services deliver instant messaging and social networking to tens of millions of users in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Working with some of the world's most successful mobile phone operators, Myriad's market leading chat application, MSNGR, enables consumers to connect to friends and family for free across featurephones as well as smartphones. Our Updates service, provided over USSD, enables users without data plans to connect to the social networks and chat services they want to reach in a simple and affordable way. In many cases, Myriad's services are providing users with their first experience of the Internet.
Our market proven and innovative connected home solutions are found in billions of mobile phones and tens of millions of set-top boxes and Blu-ray players.
We operate worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, UK, France, USA, Mexico, India, UAE, China, Japan. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN).
For more information please visit our website: www.myriadgroup.com. You can also follow us on twitter @MyriadGroup.
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