Wednesday last week, Google launched its newest messaging app Google Allo with an artificial chat bot baked inside; the Google Assistant. A little over a week later, the app has over a million downloads. All in a span of just one week.
No mean feat by any standards; not even Edward Snowden’s warning to cyber security conscious people not to download the app, could slow down the app. The interesting part is that Allo surpassed the one million mark in less than a week; on Sunday to be precise.
That should be worrying news for the other competing messaging apps, mainly to WhatsApp. In many ways, Allo seems to be directly competing with WhatsApp more than it is with the other messaging apps like Messenger and Telegram among others.
The app comes laden with useful features like; at the basics ability to doodle on a picture and send it to your friends. You can also share stickers, photos, and media with friends. For now, WhatsApp seems to have an upper hand because of its Voice Call ability and end-to-end encryption. However, considering that Allo is barely …read more