The fledgling company behind the Kik Messenger application, which is also available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry, will thus in one fell swoop expand its availability to essentially all five major mobile platforms used throughout the world.
The Symbian app, in particular, aims to expand Kik’s reach in emerging markets and regions where the platform is still popular.
Currently in private beta, the Symbian app boasts support for sent, delivered and read notifications, group chat with any kik user across all supported platform, and photo sharing.
Version 2.0 of the Windows Phone app, meanwhile, takes advantage of Mango’s new features by adding fast app switching, list scrolling, address book contact matching and other improvements.
This is what the Symbian app looks like:
Kik was founded in 2009, when a small but incredibly passionate group of University of Waterloo students decided to build a company that would shift the center of computing from the PC to the phone. Based in Waterloo, Ontario the company now has about 30 employees working on Kik Messenger, the simplest, fastest, most life-like chat experience on a smartphone. In November 2012 the company introduced Kik Cards, mini-apps built in HTML5 that let users search for and...