Bubble motion expands in India, plans to launch in US market

By Telecom Lead Team: Bubble motion, a voice blogging
service and application provider based out of Singapore, has launched a new
application for Apple iPhone users in India.

The Bubbly application is a messaging client that allows
users to connect to other users as well as social networking websites like
Twitter and Facebook from within the same application. The app also allows
users to record and send voice based messages as well.

The new Bubbly iPhone app allows users to follow
celebrities. Celebrities such as AmitabhBachchan, Lara Dutta, R Madhavan are
using the Bubbly motion app. The Bubbly app is free to download with an in-app
purchase available to unlock premium celebrity content.

The full version of the application is available free of
cost for iPhone users. Along with that to follow celebrities’ users get a
30 day free trial following which they can follow any and all of the
celebrities available on Bubbly for a onetime fee or $2.99 or Rs 150 approximately.

However, the company is not charging its users to connect
with their friends and family. The service is completely free for users
connecting to their dear-ones.

Tom Clayton, CEO and president of Bubble Motion
revealed that currently, the service has 8-9 million users in India. 15 percent
of the total users fall under the category of friends-following-friends, while
85 percent of the total users are those who follow celebrities.

 Globally, the service has 15 million unique users.

The company has invested $46 million for its services.
The company is planning to launch its service in the U.S next month with an
Android app scheduled for a launch in March this year.

In India, however, the company offers its services for
feature phone as well with certain arrangements with the national service
providers. Service providers charge Rs 10 per month for following a celebrity
for listening to their voice-blogs.

We are focused on expanding our user growth primarily
while growth in EBIDTA comes second for us. We have tie-ups with UTV and
celebrities of south and north-eastern region, as regional users are growing
rapidly,” said Tom Clayton.

The company said that its revenue derived through revenue
share relationships with its operator partners-primarily through the
combination of subscription and air time usage.

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