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Razer Nabu to get wordless messaging with Ping app

Wordless communication service Ping could be coming to Razer’s Nabu smartband, the creator of the app told TrustedReviews.

The Ping app, which launched just last week, is already being developed to work on the wearable device – due to launch this year.

Muslim Shortanov, the mind behind the Ping, told us there’s ‘huge potential’ with the app for the Nabu, revealing that it would ‘work very well with all wearables.’

The Ping app is currently available for free on iOS and Android, and has a singular function – send a ping to a friend.

It’s not dissimilar to ‘Yo’, although Shortanov assured us his team ‘aren’t trying to copy’ it, with the Ping app offering a far more barebones solution to messaging.

Ping is more simple. Ping is pure wordless. There is no word, not even ‘Yo’,” Shortanov explained. “We invented Ping in 2012, not now. We used it but didn’t launch the public version because we had a lot of different things to do.”

Shortanov also talked TrustedReviews through his reasons behind wordless messaging, revealing: “I believe that people are busy, overloaded by information flow. Ping is a wordless app. It’s like a pager.”

He continued: “It’s a good delicate way to keep in touch, to stay in touch, and to remember each other, but without interrupting your work.”

“But you say nothing. That’s what we believe. I don’t check my WhatsApp or SMS, it creates a bad mood.

We’re in assuredly safe hands with the Ping app too – Shortanov is a seasoned Russian technologist, having helped found Russia’s first ISP in the nineties.

Razer’s Nabu smartwatch, currently in beta-testing, should be set to launch within the next few weeks, and boasts a 128 x 32 OLED display, an accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and 5 to 7 days of battery life.

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