A former Google employee who founded the back then popular social networking website ORKUT on Wednesday launched a new social network “Hello” in India. It’s announced in the midst of all controversy and data breach of Facebook.
Designed for both Android and iOS, hello aims to create positive, meaningful, real connections and sustained social engagement. It’s constructed for people to choose interest-based communities where people can share their thoughts and experiences. The app also allows the user to locate other like-minded people to interact with each other and build conversation easily with the use of images, gifs, and expressions. As the app suggests, ‘You may uncover a new passion.’
The app is in Beta test mode for the past few months in India but it’s already a hit in Brazil with nearly one million downloads. More than 55 percent of the Indian users have created content weekly with spending 320 minutes in the test mode making it even more popular especially in Entertainment, Sports, devotion, Fashion, Foods, and Tech section.
With the changing social media lifestyle and perceiving the need of real connections, Orkut Buyukkokten needed a fresh start and he developed ‘Hello’ with a team of ex-google employees making headquarters in San Francisco and a development office in Mountain View, California.