TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon alumnus GroupMe has come out with an Android app today to supplement its iPhone offering, which like social texting apps TextPlus and Fast Society allows you to text within groups through private SMS.
Founders Steve Martocci and Jared Hecht explain on the company blog that Android users were already using the text version of the service “in droves” and tell TechCrunch that the Android app has been their most requested feature.
The app will now make group texting on an Android phone even easier, and already loads your number and pre-existing text groups. It also introduces a one button step for creating a group — Hit the “+” and you’re able to add friends from your contacts as well create a unique mobile number for your group.
GroupMe currently has $850k in funding in a round led by SV Angel. You can find the app by searching for “GroupMe” in the Android Market.
GroupMe helps people stay connected and get together better with their friends. GroupMe’s two core offerings are: GroupMe, the group mobile messaging service, and Experiences, a service for finding, planning and purchasing group activities. GroupMe is based in New York and was founded by Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci in May 2010 at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. In August 2011, GroupMe was acquired by Skype, which was subsequently acquired by Microsoft in October 2011. For more information, please visit...