Whatsapp

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WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp logo.svg
Developer(s) WhatsApp Inc.
Initial release Januari 2009; miaka 9 iliyopita (2009-01)
Written in Erlang[1]
Mfumo wa uendeshaji Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Symbian (there are Windows, macOS and web app clients that work only in presence of a connected mobile app client)
Type Instant messaging and social media
License Freeware
Website whatsapp.com
Whatsapp
Type Subsidiary
Founded Februari 24, 2009; miaka 9 iliyopita (2009-02-24)
Founder
Headquarters Mountain View, California, United States
Employees 50[2]
Parent Facebook
Tovuti whatsapp.com
Mtu akituma ujumbe kwa kutumia WhatsApp.

WhatsApp ni mtandao wa kijamii unaotumika kutuma ujumbe wa maneno, sauti, picha au video unaomilikiwa na kampuni ya Facebook.[3]

WhatsApp inatumiwa hasa kwenye simu za mkononi ingawa inaweza pia kutumika kwenye kompyuta.[4]

Mwanzoni watumiaji walikuwa wanaweza kuwasiliana na watumiaji wengine mmoja mmoja au katika kundi lakini toka Septemba 2017 WhatsApp ilitangaza kuanzisha utaratibu wa makampuni kuwasiliana na wateja wao.[5]

Teknolojia hii ilianzishwa na kampuni ya WhatsApp Inc. ya Mountain View, California ambayo baadaye ilinunuliwa na Facebook mnamo Februari 2014 kwa gharama ya dola za Kimarekani bilioni 19.3.[6][7]

Hadi Februari 2018, WhatsApp ilikuwa na watumiaji zaidi ya bilioni moja na nusu. [8]

Teknolojia hii imeimarika katika nchi kadhaa kama vile Brazili, India, nchi kadhaa za Ulaya kama vile Uingereza na [[Ufaransa].[9]

Huduma ya kutumia WhatsApp kupiga simu ilianza kutumika Februari 2015. [10][11]. Tarehe 14 Novemba 2016 WhatsApp ilianzisha huduma ya kupiga simu kwa video kwa simu zinazotumia android, simu za iPhone na Windows.[12]

Tarehe 18 Januari 2016, mwanzilishi wa WhatsApp Jan Koum alitangaza kuwa kampuni hii haitatoza dola 1 ya Marekani kwa matumizi ya WhatsApp mwaka mmoja ili kuondoa tatizo lililokuwa linawasumbua watumiaji wasio na njia ya kulipa. Alitangaza pia kuwa kampuni hii haitaweka matangazo ya kampuni nyingine na badala yake itaimarisha huduma nyingine kama vile mawasiliano ya watumiaji na makampuni. Gharama ya WhatsApp huwa ni gharama watumiaji wanayolipa ili kutumia intaneti kwenye makampuni ya simu. Gharama hii hutofautiana kati ya nchi na nchi na pia kati ya kampuni za simu. [13]

Marejeo[hariri | hariri chanzo]

  1. Ainsley O'Connell (February 21, 2014). Inside Erlang, The Rare Programming Language Behind WhatsApp's Success. fastcompany.com. Iliwekwa mnamo December 20, 2017.
  2. Why WhatsApp Only Needs 50 Engineers for Its 900M Users. Condé Nast (15 September 2015). Iliwekwa mnamo 2 August 2016.
  3. Metz, Cade (5 April 2016). Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People. Wired. Condé Nast. Iliwekwa mnamo 13 May 2016.
  4. WhatsApp FAQ - Using one WhatsApp account on multiple phones, or with multiple phone numbers.
  5. Building for People, and Now Businesses.
  6. "Facebook's $18 Billion Deal Sets High Bar", February 20, 2014, pp. A1, A6. 
  7. Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp (Press release). February 19, 2014. http://newsroom.fb.com/News/805/Facebook-to-Acquire-WhatsApp.
  8. "WhatsApp hits 1.5 billion monthly users. $19B? Not so bad.", TechCrunch, 31 January 2018. Retrieved on 8 February 2018. 
  9. Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People. Condé Nast (April 5, 2016). Iliwekwa mnamo April 5, 2016.
  10. WhatsApp For iOS Will Receive Voice Calling Feature In A Few Weeks (26 March 2015). Iliwekwa mnamo 9 October 2017.
  11. WhatsApp Voice-Calling Feature Spotted In The Wild (2 February 2015). Iliwekwa mnamo 9 October 2017.
  12. Whatsapp Video Calling. Iliwekwa mnamo Nov 18, 2016.
  13. How much data does WhatsApp use?.