Pinger Network, Pinger apps, GIF Chat

Have you ever wanted to animate yourself in a message to your friend? Or maybe send an animation of your dog doing something really odd that just can’t be duplicated in a still shot? Pinger has you covered with the release of its new GIF Chat, combining animated GIF graphics and unlimited text-based messaging.

GIF Chat users can interact with other users across any app that utilizes the Pinger Network

The app takes a tiny bit of inspiration from Snapchat and Squawk Messenger in that the GIFs can be set to self-destruct after being viewed. GIF Chat users can control who sees their video content and how many times it can be viewed. Users record up to 6-seconds of video, set the video speed, add text and determine the number of loops the recipient can view before it disappears. The app instantly creates a unique animated GIF that can be sent privately to another GIF Chat user or anyone on any app on the Pinger Network, the company’s unified messaging and monetization platform.

GIF Chat is the first app developed for use on the Pinger Network, which allows users of all Pinger apps to communicate for free with one another, regardless of the Pinger app they’re using.

“GIF Chat uniquely combines … video messaging, unlimited texting and the ability to control who sees [it] and [for how long]”

“Consumers are looking for fun, expressive and private ways to communicate,” said Greg Woock, co-founder and CEO of Pinger. “GIF Chat uniquely combines a number of the features that users around the world are looking for – video messaging, unlimited texting and the ability to control who sees the message and when it disappears.

“We don’t believe that one messaging app will satisfy every consumer need,” said Woock. “GIF Chat is the first of many apps that Pinger plans to introduce on the Pinger Network. These interoperable, global apps will offer unique and cutting-edge messaging features and will target a variety of users and use cases.”

The Pinger Network and the interoperability of Pinger apps are critical elements of the company’s global expansion strategy. Consumers have demonstrated their interest in installing and using multiple messaging apps if they have the features they desire.

GIF Chat is just the beginning of the Pinger Network

Pinger will be introducing other apps alongside GIF Chat in the near future that it hopes will make it easier for customers to stay in touch with their network circles. Users will have a universal messaging inbox that can be accessed in any of the company’s apps, while also providing the aforementioned unlimited Pinger Network connectivity. Two of these apps include voice and texting app JukeVox Messenger, which allows users to apply sound effects to voice messages, and Free Style Messenger, which allows users to customize text-based messages with fonts, colors, and animations.

GIF Chat works over both 3G and 4G networks as well as WiFi and can be downloaded free via iTunes. If JukeVox or Free Style Messenger seem more appealing to you, they can be downloaded via iTunes here and here.

Don’t worry if you’re on Android though; GIF Chat, JukeVox, and Free Style will all be available to you later this month.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at