I’m sure all of you have had a chat online with your buddies via a IM client. I’m sure you must have realized that most of the IM clients are boring, and its not so fun to have a conversation in boring interfaces.
Well an addon for MSN Messenger called HiYo claims to bring back your chat sessions to life.
The Instant Messaging world needs a serious shaking. What we see around us is old school conventions forced into the hectic world of Instant Messaging, and it doesn’t work. Though Instant Messaging has been around for 10 years now, there is still so much more room for enhancing and enriching our conversations.
In a nutshell HiYo replaces the dull textual exchange we call ‘Instant Messaging’ into a frickin’ fun experience.
"HiYo is a free add-on for Windows Live Messenger, offering the best quality graphical content available on the net. HiYo offers a wide variety of Winks, Animations, Emoticons and Sounds that suit every mood, emotion and style. It upgrades the Instant Messaging experience making it a lot more fun and exciting than before. HiYo is very user friendly; everyone can easily browse and enjoy the content. HiYo also offers unique features such as interactive talking animations, automatically suggested content that interacts with your conversation, and slideshows of personal photos in the user’s display image within Messenger."
I’ve tried out HiYo, and as far as I can tell, the experience of IM does get a lot more fun. I am sure it will be liked by a large pool of people who use IM regularly to communicate.’m not sure about the benefits of using HiYo regularly. For some people getting work done is more important, and IM is a time killer. Hiyo is not for those kind of people.
Here are a few screenshots of HiYo in action. Prepare yourselves to be surprised because I’m sure you haven’t seen such kind of interactivity in any other IM solution as yet.
Looks cool and fun right? HiYo is highly addictive and I’m sure you might never want to end a conversation if you are using it.
Well let me pick out the gripes of using HiYo :
- Works with Windows Live Messenger only. I’m not sure how many users use Live messenger, but I’m a long time fan of GTalk. So didn’t have many buddies to chat on Live Messenger+HiYo !
- Other thing is that both you and the guy you are chatting with need to have HiYo installed. This is quite sad, since you need to get all your friends to install it to be able to enjoy the HiYo experience.
- Eats up memory pretty fast.
Apart from these HiYo is a rocking, fun product to use. I hope they are considering releasing compatible versions that work well with GTalk and Yahoo Messenger.
If you are Live Messenger user, then HiYo is a must have tool for you, if you want to make your conversations more fun and interesting.