AOL has just released a new messaging app called Pip.
As reported by TechCrunch (a subsidiary of AOL), Pip is the first product released by AOL Alpha, a 20-person team within AOL that develops mobile-first apps.
As noted by AOL:
Pip makes messaging so easy. It’s just a couple taps to instantly send useful notifications to your friends. You can send them a pip, tell them you’re running late, share your location (or ask for theirs), send them the weather, ask them to call you, or just check and see whether they’ve done that thing! Your friends instantly get what they need to know, and can respond back with just a tap.
It also hints at the possibility of Pip popping up on the Apple Watch, to which the app’s preset messaging functionality is well suited.
See also: Skype cofounder launches new cross-platform wireless communications app Wire, Viber messaging app updated with Public Chats for both participants and followers, and Facebook updates Rooms with push notifications, custom sounds and activity dashboard.