Hang w/ Passes 500,000 Downloads in 6 Months
September 09, 2013 --
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MEDL Mobile, Inc. (OTCBB:MEDL), – a pioneer in the creation, development, marketing and monetization of mobile apps – announced today that Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the "Hang w/" platform continue to increase - with more than 500,000 people around the planet having downloaded the application.
Other KPIs are as follows:
- 233 million "Hang w/ me" notifications delivered
- 10 million user sessions
- 1.7 million broadcasts
- 200,000 MAU in August, 2013
- More than 75 athletes, musicians, actors and other celebrities
- Average session length is more than 3 minutes
The service allows users to "Hang w/" dozens, hundreds, even thousands of followers simultaneously via live streaming video and simultaneous chat. Anyone with an iPhone, iPad or Android device can use the app for free to either broadcast live - or to view a current live broadcast.
"At this point, we are ahead of Twitter - which took two years to reach their first million users," said Andrew Maltin, CEO of MEDL Mobile and Hang With. "Of course, today the social media landscape has been accelerated. And we believe the authenticity of connecting via live streaming video and chat has really struck a chord with users."
A major factor contributing to the accelerated growth of the platform has been the growing list of athletes, musicians, actors and other celebrities who have been using Hang w/ to connect directly with their fans.
Spokesmodel and super mom, Ali Landry, saying hi to her fans via Hang w/ from the delivery room: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq8IxUFmNaw
Music super producer, Timbaland, making music at home with his daughter Reign and his Hang w/ fans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_tqtn7VTk8
America's #1 DJ and EDM innovator, Kaskade, hanging with fans in his hotel room getting ready for a Vegas show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPUMeu3A2PM
The Hang w/ platform has been built with significant Twitter and Facebook integration - which has also contributed to the steady growth.
"We are seeing waves of users join the platform," said Dave Swartz, President and Chief Creative Officer of MEDL Mobile and Hang With. "When a new celebrity tweets they are on Hang w/, we see a spike in use. But what's most exciting is the spikes create a ripple effect as fans post to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In fact, after seeing how actively our fans are sharing Hang With content, we've decided to implement several new social media features to further increase the virality."
The Hang w/ platform will be monetized via advertising which will run before and after each broadcast. An agreement is already in place with Specific Media to provide advertising to the Hang w/ platform.
Maltin is the keynote speaker at the upcoming Funding, Discovery and Monetization Conference. The conference, which is being presented by the AppShow, will take place on September 12 and 13, 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center. www.coastalshows.com.
Hang w/ is now available on the Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/hangwandroid
Hang w/ is now available on the Apple App Store: http://www.hangwith.me/iPhone
A Hang w/ promo video is available here: http://bit.ly/hangwpromo
You can learn more at http://www.hangwith.com.
About Hang w/
The Hang w/ mobile app connects people around the globe through live streaming video and simultaneous chat - allowing hundreds, thousands and eventually millions of users to "hang with" their favorite people in real time.
To date, the Hang w/ platform has attracted more than 75 celebrities and athletes including 50 Cent, Timbaland, Kaskade, Paula Abdul, Jimmy Kimmell, Terrell Owens, Jordin Sparks, Cheech and Chong, Jessica Sanchez and Jamie Kennedy. Hang w/ recently announced a $2,000,000 Series A Round Investment which is being used to fund the company's aggressive plans to scale the platform.
About MEDL Mobile
MEDL has led mobile strategy, ideation, development, marketing and monetization for many of the biggest names on the planet - in areas diverse as entertainment, telecom, medicine, education and retail - for such prestigious clients as Hyundai, Taco Bell, Monster.com, The New York Times Company, and Telefonica. The Company enters into partnerships to mobilize and monetize IP with such notable names as Encyclopedia Britannica, Real Madrid, Cheech & Chong and Marlee Matlin.
MEDL's patent-pending Mobile Brain is a powerful analytic engine which classifies users according to their Mobile Lifestyle via a Detailed Anonymous Profile (D.A.P.) and learns to make recommendations based on a predictive algorithm.
MEDL Mobile is the largest shareholder of Hang With, Inc.
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