SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON and MIAMI, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Riffsy, the top mobile GIF company in the world, today announced that it partnered with Vodafone and Tigo/Millicom to build on its leadership as a 'Top Five' app in the utilities category in the Apple App Store and in the media and video category in the Google Play store. Riffsy empowers hundreds of millions of people to express themselves with GIFs, a new language on mobile, and these partnerships will accelerate Riffsy's global growth.
"From the United Kingdom to the United States, from Australia to Brazil and Mexico, and from France to Indonesia, people are becoming addicted to GIF Keyboard as the best way of adding spirit, emotion and humor through this richer form of messaging and a new way of sharing experiences with each other," said Omar Téllez, Executive Board Advisor. "We believe in the promise of a universal language to bridge cultures, and our app enables that in the mobile experience."
To increase its global leadership, Riffsy is working with a number of global companies:
- Vodafone Group Plc: Vodafone is one of the world's largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Riffsy's GIF catalogue will be available through the Vodafone Message+ Android application to enable a more visual and fun form of messaging for its users. Message+ is available in 15 countries spanning Europe, Africa and Australasia and is built on the Rich Communication Suite platform.
- Tigo/Millicom: Tigo is the principal commercial brand of Millicom, a telecommunications and media company with a footprint in 14 markets. Tigo's eight Latin American markets are Colombia, Paraguay, Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Honduras. Worldwide, the Tigo brand provides mobile services to more than 60 million customers, passes seven million homes in cable, and is a global leader in mobile financial services which enable financial inclusion for more than ten million active users. Riffsy has partnered with Tigo to enable distribution of its app across Tigo's mobile channels starting in Central America.
Riffsy is creating a visual living lexicon that is shaped by how people communicate and express themselves around the globe. Users use the keyboard 10 times a day on average, and more than half of GIF Keyboard's users use the app 5 out of 7 days a week. This success has attracted partnerships with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Kik among others.
Riffsy is the top mobile GIF company in the world enabling hundreds of millions of people to express themselves with GIFs, a new language on mobile. It is creating a visual living lexicon that is shaped by how people communicate and express themselves around the globe. Its app GIF Keyboard works with leading messengers and social networks including, iMessage, Facebook Messenger and email, and features content from its partnerships with leading entertainment studios such as 20th Century Fox, Sony, Universal, NBC and more. Riffsy is backed by Menlo Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. www.riffsy.com