Tengi, the chat app that gives back, has launched its services in India with a unique proposition of sharing at least half of its ad revenues with users every week in the form of cash prizes.
Users get tickets by using the app and also when their friends join Tengi. A user gets 16 tickets every time a phone contact joins Tengi, 1 ticket every time a friend wins the draw, 1 ticket for each day the user uses the app, 12 tickets for each hour spent chatting on the app and 1 ticket per draw for keeping the app installed.
Finally, all the tickets a user has gained are entered into the weekly draw which takes place on the Friday of each week. Winners are then chosen at random and the prizes range from Rs 10, 00,000 to Rs 450. So the more tickets a user gets during the week, the more chances he/she has to win in the free prize draw.
Tengi, is free to download and use, allows users to send texts, emoticons, location, voice messages, photo, video and audio messages as well as sending notifications when the message has been delivered and read.
One of its newest stand out features allows users to add their Facebook friends on Tengi even without having their phone number in their contacts list.
Commenting on the India launch, Mr. Neil Laycock, Chief Executive Officer, Tengi said “We are very excited to be in India and we’re having a great time here since we launched in April this year. ”
“Based on the trends we’re seeing, we expect India to be our most important market globally. Our focus is on the young Indian and our innovative business model ensures that we share 50% of our ad revenue with our users. This is a win – win for everyone,” he added.
The technical team for Tengi is supported by QBurst, which based out of Kochi in India
Tengi is supported by angel investors from the UK, China, South Africa and the United States.