Many ways to communicate. With Cola Messenger, you can send text messages, of course. Beyond that, though, you can also communicate with your contacts through quick polls, to-do lists, or photos. On top of that, Cola Messenger allows you to find places to meet and even share your location with one another. Going even further, Cola Messenger provides a software development kit that will allow other app developers to integrate with it.
Quickly poll your friends. The Quick Poll is a fantastic feature, allowing you to ask a question and poll your friends and other contacts for their opinion. Even if your contacts don't have Cola Messenger installed, they can respond by clicking a link in an SMS message and then choosing their response on the Web.
Clean, bubble-based interface. Whether you're polling people for their input or sharing locations, Cola Messenger's bubbles are clean and easy to read. The app lets you know when your messages have been delivered and read, and interactive tools like the Quick Polls automatically update as people respond to your query.
What is it about?
Cola Messenger lets you send bubbles that can poll your friends about a topic, work out a meeting time, share your location, or much more. Rather than sending out a mass of emails to pick a place for lunch, you can just use a Quick Poll that everyone can respond to.
For those who...
- Want an easier way to collaborate and share information with their contacts
- Need a more convenient alternative to standard text messaging
Not for those who...
- Don't send many text messages
- Don't want an easy way to share locations or other information
Why we love it
Cola Messenger is what Facebook Messenger should have been. It makes communicating with your friends and other contacts easier than ever, and is fully interactive. Cola Bubbles are fast and convenient ways to get the information you want or need, and the app works just as well for folks without it as with it.
App Store Description
With Cola you can say more and do more, without all the typing.
• Take a vote on what’s for dinner and see on a live map when everyone will be home.
• Check on the weather for your picnic and collaborate on a list of who’s bringing what.
• Find the best time to chat with your client and start the conference call right in the conversation.
Decisions that normally take screens of normal text messages can be accomplished in one simple bubble. No more typing. No more losing track of the details.
Cola has bubbles for your most common activities, including:
• Giphy – The best way to share and discover GIFs on the Internet
• YouTube – Find, share, and watch videos right in your conversation.
• Where Are You Now – Share locations and see where everyone is on a live map.
• I'm On My Way – Don’t just tell people you’re on your way, show them!
• Quick Poll – Get a quick group vote on any decision.
• To Do List – Collaborate on shared lists and get it done – together!
• When Can We Meet – Propose times and find the one that works best for everyone.
• How's Your Weather? – See everyone's weather from the most trusted source on Earth.
• Track My Flight – Live flight status with arrival times, delays, and more.
• Conference Call – Get on a call with everyone in your conversation in seconds.
Cola uses SMS to register your account. Currently only iPhones with valid SMS service can register.
The Where Are You Now and I'm On My Way Bubbles have the option to use GPS in the background. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.