Mxit’s big battle with WhatsApp, Facebook

cerebus

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yea wow Mxit haven't heard of them for a while. Zombies.
 

Stevi

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Does anyone still use Mxit?
Except to vote on Idols?:p
 

ToxicBunny

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Wait, weren't MXit trumpeting themselves a little while ago?
 

Bryn

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Mxit should first make an app someone might want to use, then waste our time reminding us that they exist.
 

deweyzeph

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Mxit is going the way of IRC...except there are still some people actually using IRC.
 

Toxic T

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It will be nice if they could introduce VOIP calling ahead of whatsapp. That will gain them some market share #justsaying
 

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It will be nice if they could introduce VOIP calling ahead of whatsapp. That will gain them some market share #justsaying

Doubt it would..

I wouldn't install Mxit on my phone for all the tea in china...
 

Swa

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Mx who? I didn't think it was still relevant.
 

Viva

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Mxit had the right idea in 2003-2004, long before Facebook, Whatsapp or even Google had decent IM platforms for mobiles

Their biggest mistake was a failure to develop proper apps without ads and without gimmicky USSD-like menu's. They basically ignored the booming smartphone market - for a long time there were no decent Android or iPhone apps.

Mxit basically had the right idea, but not the vision to mature it into a proper product for adults.
 
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RichardG

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Mxit is going the way of IRC...except there are still some people actually using IRC.
it is now a competitive market. A decade ago you didn't have Facebook, WhatsApp nor WeChat. If I recall correctly mxit made millions per day... They started in 2003 if not mistaken
 

cavedog

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Mxit was on of the best apps pre whatsapp or when whatsapp was just starting to gain.

Mxit lost it when they changed the app in ways that it no longer represents just a normal social app. That destroyed them. They should have kept it a app just for chatting.
 

DXL

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A Classic example of not keeping up with the pace of Technology and having your head in the air.

They are dead.

Sure to go broke this year.

The guy who made R400 Million must be smiling now.

Sad for the investors though.

If you don't keep up with Competition you slowly disappear.
 

Swa

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Seems like a good recipe. Come up with something popular but don't keep it relevant and then sell it off.
 
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