Does Asia need another mobile chat app?

Based in Hong Kong, Maaii is led by Chris Lewis, former head of Skype Asia. You read the word, Skype. That must be the reason that the app also supports VoIP calls.

That’s where Maaii differentiates itself from players like WeChat and Whatsapp. Maaii thinks those apps are focused on the messaging space and are aiming to grow into larger social platforms, while Maaii is focusing on being the best voice app possible.  Many users throughout Asia still deal with poor network infrastructure and high IDD rates.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com