Our CEO recently sat down to have a chat with Foundercast about the incredible journey that Palringo has had from pre-App Store instant messaging tool to becoming the world’s largest network for mobile communities.
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We’ve been busy working on a brand new Palringo and we’re now ready to reveal the big changes, so you know what to expect when you update to the new, shiny, TEAL Palringo very soon!
So, what’s new?
The first thing that you will notice is the beautiful new design.
It was the 16th Century English poet John Donne who said that ‘no man is an island entire of itself’ and this maxim has endured for almost 500 years. Effectively Donne was saying that humans need to be in groups, not in isolation.
Our CMO, Magnus Alm, was recently asked to present at a Netsize event. Here he is talking about the colliding worlds of gaming and messaging and how this will affect the future of gaming.
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We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with the response to our ‘Never Forgotten’ charity campaign which has raised over $236,000: $125,020 for Islamic Relief and $111,039 for Child’s Play, through our unique network of online communities on Palringo.
This year’s donations, which will go towards the provision of much needed food for refugees, with a focus on Gaza and Syria, as well as children’s hospital care, highlights the online community’s extraordinary power as a force for good, as well as the significant potential that gamification has for influencing user behaviour.
Last year Palringo users raised a phenomenal $230,000 USD for charity during our Ramadan campaign! By donating Palringo credits through our specially created charity Bots, the money raised helped our chosen charities, Islamic Relief and Charity Right, to distribute much needed food and medical aid to over 30,000 people in affected areas around the world. Read more about our 2013 campaign here.
We’re hoping to replicate last year’s success with this year’s campaign! The campaign will be running until 29th of July. We’re delighted to announce that we will be partnering with 2 charities; Islamic Relief for the second year running and Child’s Play, a charity which seeks to improve the lives of sick children in hospital with toys and video games.
Acquisition confirms focus on convergence of messaging, communities and gaming
Palringo has today announced it is acquiring burgeoning Swedish game developer Free Lunch Design (FLD), a team who have previously delivered more than 70 games including titles for Paramount and Disney as well as their own titles.