fastcompany:

Why Messaging Could Be Mobile’s Killer App
Could the next big platform fit inside a messaging app? 
Facebook’s new Android integration, Home, groups Instagram, maps, email, and other apps in one drawer. Its main screen has just three navigation options: “Apps,” “Last App,” and—the exceptional stand-alone app in the mix—“Messenger.”
Why has Facebook given such special treatment to a once tangential feature of its service?
Here’s a theory: “I think everyone is realizing that messaging is the killer app in mobile,” says Ted Livingston, the creator of a messenger app called Kik.

“Now it’s just who can wrap a platform around it the fastest.”

Read the full story here.


Communication has always been the human ‘killer app’, and we are social beings. Yet, I am unsure whether task merges with chat, yet the concept of driving the experience from how humans interact is the right path.

fastcompany:

Why Messaging Could Be Mobile’s Killer App

Could the next big platform fit inside a messaging app? 

Facebook’s new Android integration, Home, groups Instagram, maps, email, and other apps in one drawer. Its main screen has just three navigation options: “Apps,” “Last App,” and—the exceptional stand-alone app in the mix—“Messenger.”

Why has Facebook given such special treatment to a once tangential feature of its service?

Here’s a theory: “I think everyone is realizing that messaging is the killer app in mobile,” says Ted Livingston, the creator of a messenger app called Kik.

“Now it’s just who can wrap a platform around it the fastest.”

Read the full story here.

Communication has always been the human ‘killer app’, and we are social beings. Yet, I am unsure whether task merges with chat, yet the concept of driving the experience from how humans interact is the right path.

(via emergentfutures)

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