The use of mobile phone has shifted from voice to data over time and with recent developments in software applications phone users can now stay in touch with each other using all-in-one social network such as Palringo.
Palringo is the ultimate Instant Messaging client for mobile phones and computers. Now users can chat with all there buddies, no matter what IM they use, all from one universal Instant Messenger.
The Palringo Instant Messaging clients contains other social network platforms by which users can reach each other, these includes; Windows Live Messenger (MSN), AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, iChat/ MobileMe, Gadu-Gadu, and Facebook Chat (Alpha).
This application allows users to express themselves in chat with emotions and smileys to show there friends how they’re feeling, send voice messages at the click of a button so there friends can hear there voice, and show buddies what they’re looking at by sharing photos and pictures in chats using there mobile phone.
Other features include location, a GPS (Global Position System) that allows everyone to know where they are located if enabled; create groups so as to send messages to everyone at the same time, broadcasting what they are doing and updating status.
Palringo, CEO, Kerry Ritz, said, "Rich messaging mirrors the way that way people like to communicate - in words, pictures and text – so applications using it are limited only by people's imagination. Think of venue security like city-watch/pub, of home surveillance, for educational purposes in schools or on field trips, by field engineers requesting a fault diagnosis… rich messaging is useful for individuals, of course, but a great deal of business communications consist of messaging of just the sort in which Palringo specialises."
He added "Rich messaging isn't just another way for mobile-toting 'yoof' to communicate: 8% of the world's mobile owners already use mobile instant messaging, and up to 25% in some countries. It is a great way to communicate, for pleasure or, increasingly, for distributed businesses”.
Palringo works on your Windows PC and a Windows Mobile phone. It is on Symbian, and iPhone mobiles and Blackberry, Motorola and other compatible mobile phone.
According to Palringo “the data cost is actually cheaper than texting; so stop using SMS to send they say: Just by giving up their text-messaging plans users can save N3000.00 or more per month—and they won't even need to pay extra for text, video or picture messaging. Users do need a data plan from their carrier, but by comparison, Palringo rich messaging takes up very small amounts of data, minimizing costs”.
Palringo added “For instance, one megabyte [1MB] is sufficient for Palringo to send or receive: around 100,000 words by text; up to 15 minutes of vocal instant messages; and about 32 picture messages using a typical camera phone”.
Andrew Parkes, strategic director for city-watch, said "Typically, door and night staff used to capture evidence of anti social behaviour by taking a picture of the incident with their mobile phones and sending a MMS picture message to a control centre. The control centre, in turn, relayed details to other door staff and night watchmen in the surrounding areas, via walkie-talkie. This was neither a cost effective nor an efficient way of dealing with these kinds of situations. Speed is usually of the essence, as well as a correct description of the people involved."
According to users in Nigeria the platform enables them to stay in touch with friends and family using Windows Live Messenger (MSN), AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo, Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, iChat/ MobileMe, Gadu-Gadu, and Facebook Chat (Alpha), and others while using the embedded GPS to locate each other.
To download Palringo for mobile visit www.palringo.mobi on your phone, www.palringo.com for your computer and clicking on download, or if you are a Nokia or iPhone user, you can download it from Ovi store or iPhone store.