TEL AVIV, Israel, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HearMeOut (www.hearmeoutapp.com), the voice-based social media platform revolutionizing the way people are putting their authentic voice on their social presence, formally announced their public launch and entrance into the U.S marketplace. The platform empowers users to create and consume 42-second audio clips, providing consumers, personalities and brands the opportunity to engage in a more effective and personal way. The platform is currently available for IoS and Android powered devices.
HearMeOut fills a gap in today's social media landscape, which is driven by text and images, allowing users a hands-free, eyes-free way to round out their social media experience. Driven by companies' desire to encourage safer driving, coupled with consumer demand for social media content, in October 2015 the firm announced a collaboration with Ford to include HearMeOut in their SYNC AppLink within its vehicles, providing a social media system designed to be hands-free. Currently, HearMeOut is enabled within Ford vehicles in the UK and Ireland with plans to be rolled out in additional markets in 2017.
"We think HearMeOut is particularly interesting because it gives drivers a way to access to social media while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel," said Scott Lyons, business and partner development, Ford Connected Vehicle and Services EMEA.
The U.S. entry is spurred from recent financing momentum, as the company is coming off its IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange, which raised $5M in December 2016, bringing their total amount raised to $6.5M. HearMeOut intends to use the funds to deepen its work in the automotive industry, product development and business partnership.
"The United States represents the largest single opportunity for HearMeOut in terms of consumer and commercial opportunities," said Moran Chamsi, co-founder and CEO of HearMeOut. "Our success with the automotive industry, coupled with the consumer engagement we saw during the Beta period provides a roadmap for our success here in America."
In the coming months, HearMeOut will be announcing new features to serve the Connected Car space and enrich consumer and partnership content creation, as well as enable sharing across all social platforms.
HearMeOut (ASX: HMO) is an Israeli-based global company that provides a revolutionary voice-based social media platform that transforms the way people engage with and consume social media. The platform enables users to share and listen to 42-second audio posts through the platform's native feed or on other social networks, such as Twitter or Facebook. Through this app, people can express their authentic voice and put their unique signature on social media interactions. For more information on HearMeOut, please visit hearmeoutapp.com.
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