Kik Messenger: Windows Phone 7 numbers small but influential, worth developers time


imageKik, 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:

“Windows 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.

It’s time for cross-platform apps to start paying attention to Windows Phone 7.”

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.

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