But I digress, just the other night I was introduced to WhatsApp which is a free instant messenger for smartphones that is platform-agnostic (works on BB, Android, Nokia Ovi and iPhone). It truly fills the gap that Skype had ambition to, many moons ago. Rather ominous judging from my pop culture IT track record but we are excited and have become an advocate for this app. For crying out loud, it allows you send free text messages, photos, videos (yes videos!), sound recordings, file attachments and a location based geo-tagged map telling the other chat participant exactly where you are. Thankfully the map is off by several hundred metres but that is the subject of another blog post. The downside is that if you do not already have a data plan (what planet are you on) it can be expensive.
Anybody else using WhatsApp?