Are you frustrated by the three rolling dots while waiting for an answer from your friend?
Are you curious about what your friend has been typing for 5 minutes, when they only send 4 words?
Hiboo is the solution to see your friend’s message while they are typing it!
Yes, this is genuine realtime messaging.
No need to wait or to tap “send”, you communicate at the speed of thought.
Speed is the new intimacy/privacy
Seeing what friends are typing while they are typing opens the door to a new kind of communication. The “realtime effect” adds a new dimension to messaging where the
process of typing becomes the communication medium. Hiboo goes a step further for real close friends, the ones you don’t hesitate to share your thoughts as they come, to share your feelings as they are. Hiboo is the communication medium in realtime for your real friends. I can type my first “I love you” and you can see it before I tap send. Or I can just pause to insist on it before continuing: “I love your idea”. Snapchat made its success with the evanescence of the content sent because young generations users were looking for a new private way to communicate.
The Origins of Hiboo
The idea was successful from the day it emerged. Indeed, the idea was born during a brainstorming session for the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon that Matthieu Rigolot, Andrew Marin and Eleanor Harding finally won out of a field of 750+ developers. From this success,the french born Matthieu Rigolot and ukrainian bornnteammate Andriy Marin worked on it, joining forces with southafrican born Eleanor Harding, to create the fully fledged product and launched the beta in Dublin, on November 3rd 2015, 1 year after the idea was born.
Time is everything
Yes Shakespeare was right. Time is everything and nothing is more precious than time, especially today in the era of nowness and instant gratification. New generations of users want real, live communication. Whatsapp, WeChat and Facebook Messenger are called “Instant messaging apps” but are not. Hiboo is the only one to allow you to deliver your thoughts instantly, as you type them for a friend.
Long live live messaging
During a sports game or a conference to share your live reactions, you can express yourself without being afraid to be behind the timeline. When chatting with a close friend, you can share your thinking/feeling process and make them feel like they are part of it, in real synchronicity, closer to real life conversations!