Here’s a startup with a messaging app to change the way we text. Open platform messaging, where have you been all this time????
Crazy thing about Yuilop though, is that they are expanding from just the European market towards the U.S. Africa, any time soon?


Yuilop, a European free messaging startup which launched back in 2011 and has amassed “millions” of users of its apps, will be launching in the U.S. in the next couple of weeks. Speaking to TechCrunch at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona today co-founder and CEO, Jochen Doppelhammer, said that although Yuilop does have some users in the U.S. already, who have managed to acquire its app on the sly by downloading it when they’re traveling or via other workarounds, it will be officially opening up to the U.S. in “one to two weeks” (with both an Android and iOS app).

So what’s so special about (yet) another free messaging service? Yuilop has taken a different approach to what Doppelhammer describes as “silos” like Whatsapp, Line and Viber — which require the person with whom you want to speak to also have the app.  “We have built the whole architecture…

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