Kik, the cross platform Messenger app people, have released some data to TechCrunch indicating that the launch of their Windows Phone 7 app seemed to have boosted the sign-up of users on other platforms also.
They indicate for every Windows Phone 7 user who signed up for the service, another 1.5 users from other platforms came along also, presumably because Windows Phone 7 users were getting their friends and relatives to sign up for the service.
Kik Interactive CEO Ted Livingston notes:
â€œWindows Phone users may be a small segment of the whole, but they bring with them all their friends on other mobile platforms, creating a huge and unanticipated spike in Kik activity.
Itâ€™s time for cross-platform apps to start paying attention to Windows Phone 7.â€
Chalk up another reason for developers to pay attention to Windows Phone 7.
Kik can be downloaded from Marketplace here.
Read more at TechCrunch here.