Hike (free), which is developed in India, has built a strong foothold in its home country. One of Hike’s main features includes its ability to allow users without smartphones to communicate in Hike chats via SMS. This feature is critical in India because feature phones account for more than three-quarters of the overall phone market. Another important feature of Hike is its security, it boasts a 128-bit SSL encryption over Wi-Fi.
On Google Play in India, Hike is a perennial top 25 app on the top overall free chart. Interestingly, Germany is another country where Hike performs well. Hike’s incorporation for German language support to its platform helped. Hike ranked No. 38 on February 28 on the Google Play top overall free chart in Germany — higher than apps like Snapchat, Twitter and Pet Rescue Saga. Continue readingScott Reyburn