Soma

The world's fastest messenger

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Patrick J. Bradley@patrickjbradley · founder @muusicalapp and @sososwiftUS
What does being the "fastest messenger" mean?
Martin Otyeka@otymartin
@patrickjbradley I'm asking myself the same question
Haider Syed@haidersyed · Co-Founder, Frostbite
@patrickjbradley precisely. On what grounds do they constitute being "the worlds fastest messenger"? What was measured to justify this? Seems like a pretty bold and broad statement to make. Interested to understand their approach with this.
Robin RaszkaPro@robinraszka · Founder of Facemoji
@patrickjbradley Perhaps to make people talking about it?
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@haidersyed seen many startups making such unqualified statements recently unfortunately. "The world's fastest X", "the best designed X", "the first X"
Haider Syed@haidersyed · Co-Founder, Frostbite
@_jacksmith if it's qualified and backed up, by all means do so. But like you mentioned, it's happening too often nowadays and it's very rarely the case.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
SOMA stands for Simple Optimized Messaging App and was crafted in the heart of the SOMA (South of Market) district of San Francisco which is where I'm currently staying!! :) I am always intrigued by new messaging apps and would love to know what this solves that I can't get from my other messaging apps?
Nicolas Nemni@nicolasegosum · Software Product Manager
@bentossell I've just installed it. I don't see any difference from WhatsApp or Telegram except for the video call, which you can make on Skype or Facebook messenger already.
Jason Hitchcock@jasonhitchcock · Problem Solver @ Bebo
Is the app icon an app store optimization strategy piggybacking on the well established WhatsApp brand? Or is there another reason the app icon is identical?
Tom FlemmingHunter@tomflemming
SOMA Messenger has apparently racked up 10 million users and is growing rapidly. http://www.cultofmac.com/398497/... Considerate towards privacy. Might be picking up where WhatsApp left off.
Tyler Hayes@thetylerhayes · Bebo
@tomflemming Was unaware WhatsApp left.
Tyler Hayes@thetylerhayes · Bebo
@tomflemming 10mm users is table stakes for a messaging app now. Phones are built for: games, messaging, photos, location. Those 4 categories explode or don't, right away (everything else languishes). Sounds like SOMA advertised 2,000 downloads in their previous messaging app (Coco) and their invite mechanics took over from there. Let's chat when those 10 million come back every day for the next 30 days.
Jason Hitchcock@jasonhitchcock · Problem Solver @ Bebo
@thetylerhayes @tomflemming experiment: can a slightly faster messaging platform overcome the network effects and moats of the messaging incumbants?
Andrew Gertig@gertig · Co-founder of Inflow
Just tested video with a friend in Jamaica and it worked really well. Just slightly better quality than whatsapp. Feels like a clone with better video/audio and encryption.