A lot of Filipinos working overseas are familiar with the effort one makes to sustain relationships with their loved ones separated by great distance, thus the increase in demand for a more convenient way to keep in touch with families and friends.
Luckily, certain technological advancements such as Chikka Text Messenger have enabled people to bridge that gap.
Pioneered the creation of the Chikka Text Messenger, Chikka Asia, Inc. is a wireless application service provider, better known for creating the world’s first instant messenger to fully integrate mobile features via SMS, the “Chikka Text Messenger.” Pronounced as it is spelled, Chikka ’CHI-ka or chika is a Filipino colloquial term for ‘small talk.’ As a verb, it translates to mingling easily, or doing anything with ease or in a clever manner. According to the company, ‘small talk’ in fact refers to the nature of many text and chat messages exchanged throughout online and mobile communities worldwide.
Chikka’s breakthrough had been in integrating IM technology seamlessly with SMS, and then building a back-end that would withstand its use in the world’s ‘text capital’ – The Philippines.
2010: Chikka for the new digital generation
Ten years later, Chikka has served over 68 million people who had registered online and via mobile to enjoy the way Chikka had united online Filipinos with the sea of SMS users. The company is also releasing the latest version of Chikka Text Messenger.
The company’s services are currently available to over 45 mobile carriers in fourteen countries including the Philippines, US, UK, Italy, Spain, India, Japan, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.
Chikka is still the best way to send free SMS to mobile phones from your computer.