LOS ALTOS, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hatch Messenger is a new iOS app that combines the best of social media with the privacy and ease of email.
This is the first time that a messaging app has been able to bring everyone together onto a single platform. Hatch Messenger users aren't limited to talking with other Hatch Messenger users; they can invite contacts to participate in a channel via their email address and engage via Hatch Messenger's Catapult™ enabling a much richer experience than email.
Hatch Messenger Channels allow users to talk privately with distinct groups, such as family, friends and book club members. These channels are the antithesis of social media where the same message gets broadcast to everyone in your network.
The idea for Hatch Messenger came to cofounder, Tim Nichols, on the anniversary of his mother's passing. His large family shared memories and photos, via group email. "As usual, my inbox quickly descended into chaos with multiple threads that became impossible to follow. I realized that there was a huge void between 'share all' social media and the private, yet cumbersome, nature of group email and text." Thus, the seed for Hatch Messenger was planted: a messaging app for people who crave a deeper connection than you get on social media, while eliminating the clutter and chaos of email.
Hatch Messenger features HatchTags™, magic commands that let you add maps, filtered photos, doodles, interactive surveys, to-do lists, and other fun and productive tools. HatchTags save typing and inject fun into your messages.
Ben Bajarin, renowned technology columnist for Time Magazine and PC World remarked Hatch Messenger is "Robust out of the gate...a sort of Slack for consumers, with a strong privacy component. Families and groups will benefit from adopting this innovative technology just now hitting the enterprise space."
About Hatch Networks
The Hatch team is comprised of Silicon Valley veterans from companies such as Apple, Microsoft, WebTV, Moxi, ZING, Dell, Google, PayPal, Twitter and Facebook. Products they have worked on have won multiple awards, including an Emmy and Best of CES.
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