SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zlango, the pioneering leader in image-rich mobile messaging, today announced the release of four new icon packs—U.S.A., Office, Fabulous and LOL —featuring images representing popular visual expressions from American pastimes, the Office and Fabulous gay culture, in addition to uniquely visual interpretations of commonly used texting slang like "BYOB" and "TMI." Zlango users can use the new icon packs to communicate explosively and expressively via text messaging and image-rich updates to Facebook and Twitter.
Zlango is spurring on a change in the way consumers communicate by offering textable images designed to convey unique expression combined with visually rich popular culture and everyday slang. With its new mobile Internet to Android capabilities and an updated graphical user interface, the cross-platform mobile app lets users communicate how they want, when they want, with images that turn an average text message into an emotionally explosive conversation.
"As consumers use images to communicate more expressively with their friends—rather than a simple text-based message—their conversations are immediately taken to the next level," said Roni Haim, CEO, Zlango. "We are seeing an increased demand for our revolutionized text messaging platform, complete with emotionally engaging images. Our recently added offerings, such as U.S.A., LOL, Office and Fabulous image packs, as well as Zlango's new SkinZ templates, give the 100+ million U.S. smart phone users a more creative and fun way to text."
On the heels of its 1.25 billion text messages milestone, Zlango is making it easy for users to earn virtual currency—or Z Coins—through its Virtual Store. For each friend referral, users earn extra Z Coins, which can be exchanged for premium branded image packs that can be used in text messaging and updates to Facebook and Twitter. Popular images from The Walking Dead, Terminator 2, Anime, Freestyle, Hitched, The Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of our oceans, and more are exclusively available via the Zlango virtual store.
Zlango's quick growth is fueled by consumers' need to communicate with text messages that reflect spoken language, jargon and popular culture. With support for more than 25 languages and deployment in over 20 countries, Zlango is increasingly becoming the preferred enhanced messaging service throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S.
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To learn more about Zlango unique text messaging solutions, visit www.zlango.com.
Zlango is leading the evolution of texting with image-rich, emotionally engaging messaging that reflects spoken language, slang and culture. Zlango enhances words with sequential animated icons, creating a better texting experience, with advanced messaging features that combine fun, color and personal expression. Localized for each market's language, slang and culture, Zlango's platform and niche themed packs and SkinZ™, including The Walking Dead and Terminator 2 among other branded and exclusive packs of images for mobile messaging, are updated regularly with fresh new content. Zlango offers hundreds of unique icons and SkinZ™ for free, in addition to an exclusive range of premium content from the Virtual Store inside the Zlango messaging application. Zlango also enables image-rich updates direct to Facebook and Twitter via the ZlangOut feature inside the application. Available direct to consumers in the US, and via major mobile operators and content providers around the world, Zlango supports hundreds of Android, Nokia Symbian, BlackBerry, and J2ME devices. Zlango is localized in 25+ languages across 20 countries and currently has over 5 million active users who send more than 200 million mobile messages monthly in the US alone. For more information, visit www.zlango.com.