eBuddy's mobile applications downloaded more than 100 million times

eBuddy, the swiss army knife of web and mobile instant messaging services, this morning announced that it has achieved over 100 million downloads of its mobile applications since its 2007 debut, thus stepping in the footsteps of the likes of Facebook, Google (Maps), and Opera (Mini) when it comes to the number of app downloads reached.

In case you’re not familiar with eBuddy, the service basically enables users around the world to chat for free in one, aggregated interface across most major IM networks, including AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, ICQ, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger.

The company, which was founded in 2003 and was initially dubbed E-Messenger, says downloads are coming in fast from around the world, but that rapid growth is most visible in emerging markets such as India, Indonesia and Brazil.

We recently reported that eBuddy has seen 50 million app downloads from one application store alone (namely, GetJar).

The company offers four, free mobile IM versions: eBuddy for iPhone and iPod touch, Android, eBuddy Mobile Messenger (J2ME) and eBuddy Lite Messenger (a mobile Web app).

Amsterdam-based eBuddy says it currently processes over 17 billion messages per month and enables more than 30 million unique monthly visitors to chat in a single interface.

Sooner or later, someone is going to buy this company (which is backed by 11.5 million euros in venture capital from Lowland Capital Partners and Prime Technology Ventures).