Jus Chat isn’t exactly eye candy, but it functions just fine.
Yes, the design isn’t great, but it does have a powerful translation engine.
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The growth of smartphone adoption is only going to increase in the coming years. In fact, this is true for the rest of the world as well; the next wave of internet users are not going to be English-speaking.
Having said that, only 10% of India’s population speaks English, and soon enough, we’ll have as many smartphone users. This foresight, especially in the mobile apps space, is paying dividends in India.
You can buy more characters from the Jus Chat site, starting at Rs 150 for 25,000 characters, which I think is reasonable. As with any chat app of Jus Chat’s nature, the frequency of use is directly proportional to the number of friends that use the app.
There are features like group chat which can handle as many as 100 people in a group (which would make it a crowd chat or a forum) and the app itself is quite easy to use, barring a few glitches.
Put that in perspective with the 900 million plus mobile phone subscribers in India. Attempting to cater to all of India’s 22 languages is going to be a challenge.
Recently, local language chat app Plustxt got acquired by One97. Like Whatsapp, you can chat with people on your phonebook who also use Jus Chat.
Another one of Plustxt’s compatriots is Jus Mobi’s Jus Chat. The regular conversation-like chat layout and the use of regular emoticons is no different from any other chat app in the market.
It’s got the major Indian languages on its translation list as well as a lot of foreign languages.
If you have use for the translation function, Jus Chat is a great option. The Shell E4 programme is scouting for entrepreneurs, startups with innovative business models, technology ideas and products with a potential to impact the future of energy.