Lagging, buffering, pixelation, cut-outs; all of these are problems that we’ve encountered with the current messaging services that are available to us like Facetime and Skype. But now there’s a new contender in the ring and it means serious business – literally – gaining over 10 million downloads in their first month of launch SOMA Messenger by Instanza must be doing something right, and how!
They claim that “Unlimited usage of the app will be forever free and we will never use intrusive ads or sell your data. Our first priority is to create an unparalleled user experience that is secure, safe and private.” Sounds too good to be true? Well, I guess only time will tell but as of right now they’re true to their word and are delivering a messenger service that’s currently unparalleled in today’s market.
SOMA Messenger is the world’s fastest HD video, voice and messaging app out there. “How’ve they done this?” I hear you ask, one eyebrow arched. By placing a whole load of strategically placed servers all around the world which means that you can receive fast and reliable connection by simply turning on your 3G – no lag here folks!
It’s also currently the only app that offers group chats of up to 500 people – wowee, I don’t really even know 500 people. If you think about the implications of this feature then it’s mind-bogglingly cool: imagine being able to connect an entire international business in one call, or a whole hospital of nurses, doctors and patients. The possibilities go on and on but I’ll let you use your imagination for the rest.
One slight hiccup that the company has encountered has been the government trying to crack down on their use of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) as they claim it was technology like this that the Paris attack terrorists used to communicate undetected. I say balls to that, as anyone who spends just a little time on the old Google can find out how to create an encrypted message and that by limiting the freedom of privacy and security of the common people is far more of the aim in this terrifyingly hypocrisy-ridden government. Thankfully the CEO Gua agrees, stating that, “I think why is it even coming up for discussion? Would you want the government to have a key to your house?” – go Gua, you get my vote.
To get your hands on this free bit of kit, head over the the App Store and download it today!