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hello
Original author(s)Hello Network, Inc.
Initial releaseMay 1, 2016; 8 years ago (2016-05-01)
Stable release
; iOS

2.5.8 (December 6, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-12-06)[1])

Android

android.2.9.9 (April 26, 2019; 5 years ago (2019-04-26)[2]) [±]

Operating systemCross-platform
Available inMultilingual
TypeInstant messaging and social media
Websitewww.hello.com
Hello Network, Inc
HeadquartersSan Francisco
No. of locationsMountain View, California, United States
Founder(s)Orkut Büyükkökten & John Murphy

Hello, stylized as hello, was a social networking service founded by Orkut Büyükkökten, the creator of Orkut.[3][4][5] The service used to support access via a mobile app and was available for Android and iOS.[3] It was launched May 1, 2016, as a replacement to Orkut, which was shut down on September 30, 2014.[6] Hello is owned by Hello Network.

As of September 2019, Hello had been downloaded approximately 1 million times, compared to Orkut's 300 million active users.[7] Hello.com has been shut down.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Apple on the App Store". iTunes Store. 2018-12-06. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  2. ^ "hello.com". Google Play Store. 2019-04-26. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  3. ^ a b Yeung, Ken (5 August 2016). "Orkut founder launches Hello, a social network focused on your passions". VentureBeat. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  4. ^ Sathe, Gopal (7 September 2016). "Say Hello to Orkut Buyukkokten, Founder of India's Former Favourite Social Network". NDTV.
  5. ^ Ghoshal, Anirban (10 August 2016). "Say hello to 'hello': Orkut's new offering". Hindustan Times.
  6. ^ "Orkut and hello". www.orkut.com. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  7. ^ Singh, Jitendra (9 September 2019). "Much-hyped social network platform by Orkut's founder fails to take off". Entrackr. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  8. ^ "hello network". hello.com. Retrieved 2022-06-20.