NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo, Tumblr has seen a lot of big changes so far in 2013. Now, a small start-up hopes to see a successful introduction of a new Tumblr add-on, which may prove to be what Tumblr needs to take the lead over an oversaturated Facebook in a changing social media landscape – fully integrated instant chat capabilities.
Babblr incorporates innovative new chat technology as a Chrome extension, giving Tumblr users the ability to instantly chat in groups or one-on-one with their Tumblr friends and followers right from their Tumblr dashboard. Other capabilities include an optional profane language censorship function, user blocking capabilities, visual and auditory notifications, customizable settings, a collapsible chat bar and an easy to use search bar to help locate contacts.
Growth, Expansion & Partnering with Realtime.co
On May 7, 2013, Babblr held it's official release. On that date, they had over 250,000 subscribers, with 30,000+ downloads in the first three hours of their release. Sadly, being only a very small three-person start-up, their servers weren't enough to handle the traffic and quickly had to be shut down. Luckily, Realtime.co, the world's fastest real-time messaging system, decided to partner with Babblr. Together, they now plan on re-releasing the instant chat system to donors on Monday, June 3rd, 2013, with a full public release soon to follow. What makes this all possible for Babblr is the new Realtime.co Cloud Storage solution, a fast NoSQL database cloud service able to serve any level of request traffic. Its powerful real-time data synchronization features allowed Babblr to quickly replace the initial storage solution and be ready to handle the huge success it had among thousands of Tumblr users.
Big Hopes for the Future
Babblr's functions, capabilities and users have grown quickly, and now so have the small start-up's goals. Here is a short list of what they hope to accomplish in the future:
- Go Beyond Chrome – Right now, Chrome is the only browser Babblr is available in. Soon, they hope to change that, making it so Babblr is available in all major browser systems.
- Integrate Mobile – They are currently working on making Babblr mobile so users can chat from the convenience of their tablet or Smartphone.
- Add Video and Other Capabilities – They have big hopes of integrating other much-wanted technologies such as video chat conferencing and more.
- Expand to Other Social Media Sites – They are working so that soon, Tumblr isn't the only social media site where users will be able to use Babblr.
- Become Fully Cross-Platform – They hope that they will not only cross over to other social media sites, but will also become the very first true cross-platform social media communication application. That way, no matter what social media service users are on, they can chat with any and all of their friends, family and followers with one simple click.