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Samosa App - the future of stickers in chats



the Evolution of the chat

Once upon a time smileys were a great innovation for chat or instant messaging, then came the animated smileys and so on....
Next came the stickers, this really picked up great but I wouldn't really say they were a big hit, because very few of my friends actually used it. Or may be it still takes time for them to be completely evolved.

There is a budding new app from an Indian start-up which has made way to most of our conversations within friends. This is Samosa App. The biggest advantage we have is the language in which it is offered, its my native language.

The Offering...

Samosa App offers what it calls as audio stickers which are actually punch lines, proverbs and comedy snippets from various Telugu movies. It is integrated into messaging apps like WhatsApp which is its strength. They have loads of content already added into it for selection by users which is driving chats crazy. The content is so great that it really creates good laughs within groups using it. And ofcourse it would be as great for individual chats.
The best thing is that the content is searchable by tags so users can quickly search what they want to say and send it to the recipients.

To Evolve...

Yes, there is still lot of evolution needed to it. They need to get more content in it for other local languages and hindi which has a much larger reach in India. This would mean they need a good scalable ground where they can expand their services.
I would also recommend them to create some kind of a history or favorites list for users so they can re-use the messages already shared. Overall it's an excellent app which still needs to build on content and more features for users. We will be eagerly waiting for it to evolve...

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