by: Hike Private Limited • 2.8M
hike messenger is a super popular communication app in India, designed specifically with the Indian market in mind. It's privacy-first, so you can only be seen and contacted by the people that you allow to be on your list. Hide private chats behind a password so that no one can snoop, even if they have your phone. Tons of stickers and emoji coupled with an excellent, intuitive design make hike the messenger of choice in India.
Send media and documents easily through hike, including PDF, ZIP, Doc, PPT, and even APK. The devs are super attentive to comments and user issues, which we always love to see in any app.
It's not hugely useful outside of India.
Original review from Aug 27, 2014:
Welcome to hike messenger, a messaging app that puts privacy first. It was designed in India to cater to the needs of the Indian market, but it's accessible from anywhere. Create a personal profile in hike, but only allow it to be seen by people on your list - not your aunts, not the creepster down the street, no one! You can also choose to hide specific chats behind a password to keep out anyone nosy enough to poke around your device when you're not looking.
There are also stickers and emoji galore to personalize your messages. Plus, you can send media and non-media files and documents, including PDF, ZIP, Doc, PPT, and even APK. There's an offline mode that allows you to contact your friends even when they don't have wifi access - hike detects that for you and sends them an SMS instead, at zero cost to you. Any reply they send will be in hike.
hike is really well-designed with a ton of thoughtful, useful features that perfectly fit the needs of Indian users. If you're not located in India, you probably won't find many of your friends on it, though.
Original score: 8.8
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by Janel , Appszoom
Aug 27, 2014
hike is way more than just simple free messaging, voice and video calling.
We’re an all-in-one social app supercharged with a ton of awesome features to allow you to express yourself to the fullest with people who matter most to you.
Here is a small list of reasons why over 10 Crore hikers love using hike:
Privacy - Take charge of your privacy. Get complete control on which friends see your last seen, profile picture, timeline and stories. Avoid the sneaky stalkers and nosy acquaintances.
Hidden Mode - An awesome feature which allows you to hide all your private chats from the world and access them only with a password! Your private conversations are finally now protected & secure from anyone who takes your phone.
20,000+ Free Stickers - When words can’t express it, say it with stickers! Share awesome, hilarious & fun stickers with your friends! With the largest collection of Indian regional stickers in over 40 regional languages, express yourself better with stickers in your language!
Awesome Group Chats - You can create group chats for up to 1,000 members, share large videos, original uncompressed images, documents of any type (DOC, .MP3, .ZIP etc), split bills with friends using Bill Split. Can’t decide where to eat or which movie to watch with your group? Avoid lengthy discussions and make decisions easily by simply Voting. Bored? Why not play a game of Teen Patti with your group of friends!
Hike Wallet - From UPI payments to recharges to money transfers and gift packets, you can do it all on hike! Simply add money to your wallet with debit cards, credit cards, net banking from all major banks - using Visa, Mastercard, American Express or transfer money to any of your friend’s hike Wallet.
Gift Packets - Gift Packets are a fun new way to gift money on beautifully designed digital envelopes. Just add money in your Hike Wallet and start sending!
News - Best bite sized news personalized just for you at your fingertips! Swipe through all the latest news in over 9 languages to stay up to date with what’s happening around the globe!
Cricket - For many hikers, Cricket’s their religion! So, we baked an amazing Cricketing experience right inside hike with live commentary.
Timeline & Stories - Capture and share everyday moments of your life selectively with only those who matter most.
Live Filters - Tap on your face with hike Camera in Selfie mode to see the magic happen!
Magic Selfie - Now you will always look prim and prime!
App Themes - Make hike your very own with 11 colorful themes including Night Theme to ease the eye strain for all you night owls.
Chat Themes - What’s a romantic date without a candle-light dinner? Boring! Some things are best said in the right setting. Now express your mood with the right theme
Tell us what we can do to make your hike experience better. If you have any feedback, questions, concerns, leave us a review on Google Play Store or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org