ChaCha, a vastly popular Q&A service, has just announced an update to the ChaCha Android app, with a host of new features for users to enjoy. Here’s a breakdown of what the new version brings to the table:
- Live Stream Qs- users can view up-to-the-minute questions and answers, on trending topics worldwide
- Rate Answers- users now have the ability to let others know if a particular answer was helpful or useless
- Qs Near You- shows questions and answers by location
- Push notifications, so users know as soon as their question has been answered
Users can also get updates from ChaCha on the news, stocks, weather, and more, via the app. The updated version is said to be faster, smoother, and it’s compatible with Android 3.1. It’s worth noting that this iteration of ChaCha requires Android 2.1 or above.
You can get the newest version of ChaCha by using the box below. The full press release can also be found after the break.
So who’s updated ChaCha on their Android device? What do you think about the new features? Sound off in the comments!
“We have already seen a remarkable amount of downloads and increased engagement. We are always looking to improve our service and could not be more proud of 4.0”
The app includes fun features such as “Qs Near You,” which highlights questions being asked by other users in nearby locations, as well as “Live Stream Qs,” where users can view up-to-the-minute questions being answered on trending topics in real time. The App also features the “Rate Answers” function, allowing users to choose their favorite answers and mark answers they were not pleased with.
”This new version of our app makes the ChaCha experience even more streamlined for our users,” said Mick Oppy, Head of Mobile Product. “We have already seen a remarkable amount of downloads and increased engagement. We are always looking to improve our service and could not be more proud of 4.0”
Users can sign up to receive ChaCha alerts for weather, stocks, news and more to be sent to their phone. The updated app is also equipped with push notifications, which allow users to receive their answer when the app is not open. With improved stability, an updated registration process and a faster, smoother interface, ChaCha for Android Version 4.0 is compatible with the latest Android OS release, version 3.1, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Version 4.0 requires Android OS v. 2.1 or higher.
ChaCha is the leading source for free real-time information and answers. Through its unique “ask-a-smart-friend” platform, ChaCha has answered nearly 2 billion questions since launch from more than 25 million unique users per month via online (ChaCha.com), mobile text (242-242), iPhone app, Android app, and voice ( 1-800-2- ChaCha (TM)). ChaCha is one of the fastest growing mobile and online publishers according to Nielsen, comScore, and Quantcast. Follow ChaCha on Twitter: @ChaCha, @ChaChaMan, @ChaChaCMO.