bada fans, users and tech geeks… Welcome to WhatsApp for bada Day! As the day sets in across the globe, let us spread the word and help to show WhatsApp developers that there is a market for the app on the bada platform!
What can you do?
See our event page at: http://www.calabashdesign.co.za/whatsappforbada.html details!!!
Being a part of this campaign is as easy as 1,2,3:
- Tweet to WhatsApp
Tweet a request to @whatsapp
using the hashtag #whatsappforbadaexample: @whatsapp Please will you develop WhatsApp for bada
- Flood Facebook
Comment on posts on this Facebook page: WhatsApp on Facebook.
Again request kindly for WhatsApp on bada.
- Send an email to Whatsapp
Send an email to email@example.com
requesting that the app be developed for bada.
At first, you will receive an automated response. Reply to that
automated response with the same request. The second request is usually
ignored, so later during the day, reply for the third time with the
With Samsung bada climbing higher in the smartphone market, the increasing number of bada users are looking for a good cross-platform messaging app and from what we have gauged, most users are longing for Whatsapp to be ported to the platform.
As OMG! bada! we asked our readers if they are willing to participate in a campaign to demonstrate the need for WhatsApp on the bada platform. We’ve agreed on a suggestion to have Tuesday, 28th February (GMT) set aside as WhatsApp for bada Day.
So what can you do?
Do you blog about bada or any tech-related stories?
If you do and you would like to help, please spread the word about Tuesday, 28 February and direct your readers to this page for more info.
Do you use social media?
You can help to create awareness by sharing this page with your friends.
You can also make the pic below, your profile pic on all social media for the day:
3 important things to do on the day:
- Tweet a request to @whatsapp using the hashtag #whatsappforbada
@whatsapp Please will you develop WhatsApp for bada #whatsappforbada
Again request kindly for WhatsApp on bada.
- THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting that the app be developed for bada (only do this on Tuesday, 28 February so that we can maximise the effect of the campaign). At first, you will receive an automated response. Reply to that automated response with the same request. The second request is usually ignored, so later during the day, reply for the third time with the same request.
And this is how you can help campaign for WhatsApp to be ported to bada! Have fun, be kind and don’t forget!!!
bada users frustrated by the lack of cross-platform IM clients such as WhatsApp, might be pleased to learn that Ch@tON is now available for download from the iTunes store for iOS.
Ch@tON is pre-installed on bada 2.0 devices (and firmware updates). The app is an instant messaging client that offers sharing of text, photos, animations and annotations. Samsung launched the service several months ago on the Android platform through its Galaxy range of phones and tablets. The App has since been available for all Android users from the Android Market. Now that the App is available for iOS users as well, bada users may add iOS contacts to their list of buddies.
Samsung plans to launch Ch@tON for RIM’s Blackberry OS as well as a web client. How well will Samsung’s chat app perform against the already well established WhatsApp? Only time will tell. Watch this space as we bring you developments throughout 2012!
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Many bada users have enquired from WhatsApp developers if they will be developing the app for bada, but until now, the response has been negative.
We think that the response has been negative mainly because WhatsApp developers do not see a potential market amongst bada users. Even though many bada users have sent emails to WhatsApp, their developers are seldom notified of these emails because an automatic system responds to the emails. However, upon replying to the automatic response, the developers are notified of the request.
What I’d like to do is create a WhatsApp-for-bada day on which as many bada users across the globe:
- email WhatsApp thrice to request an app for bada
- tweet with #WhatsAppForBada
- Change their profile pics on Facebook to something uniform that says WhatsApp for bada
- Comment on every single post on the official WhatsApp Facebook page, requesting WhatsApp for bada
Hopefully this will help to create an awareness that there are many bada users who want WhatsApp for bada.
Please leave your suggestions in the comments Let’s pick a date!