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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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!!!
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!
The owner of the website bada Italia has created a petition urging Samsung to consider releasing bada 2.0 sooner. This comes after Samsung Italy announced via their Facebook page that bada 2.0 will be released by April/May 2012.
Manuel, bada Italia website owner, says that the move by Samsung could cause consumers to lose faith in the bada platform as newer apps will not be compatible with the older devices for a long period. The Samsung Apps store for bada is very small compared to the Android market and iOS App Store. Manuel says that consumers may consider selling their Wave devices to purchase other phones so that they can have access to a larger selection of apps.
If Manuel is correct in his predictions, the bada platform could suffer a terrible blow as developers may not be encouraged to develop apps for the platform. bada is in a tight competition with other platforms. Since bada overtook Windows Mobile in terms of market share this year, we’ve seen Microsoft boost its marketing of the Windows Phone, however, we have yet to see Samsung proudly push bada out into the spotlight.
If you would like to help Manuel with his petition: click here to go to sign the petition.