If you’ve been using Cola, you may have noticed some big changes to the user interface, and not just a change in color. Cola Messenger 2.0 is our biggest release ever and includes many new features driven by user feedback.
The main view of Cola is divided up into 3 tabs for different contexts; Conversations, Bubbles, and Dashboard.
The Conversations tab makes it easy to find existing threads, start new ones, and invite contacts to get on Cola.
Send a Bubble
Some folks had trouble sending Bubbles, because it wasn’t obvious how to find them. Others wanted to know more about the functionality of each. So we’ve added the Bubbles tab to make it easier to discover and use them. You no longer need to start a conversation before sending a Bubble. In Cola 2.0 you can send a Bubble to start a conversation.
Frequent users of Bubbles wanted an easy way to find one without having to go back to the original thread. So we introduced the Bubble Dashboard. The Dashboard is accessible from the third tab on the main screen. It lets you view Bubbles you’ve sent or received in four contexts; recent, type, sender, and group.
The neat thing is, each Bubble is live. For example, say someone sent the Track My Flight Bubble. If that flight is still active, the Bubble will reflect the current flight’s status in the Dashboard view. Likewise, if a Bubble expires, like the Where Are You Now, it will appear as inactive.
Since we launched Cola, we’ve been getting request to bring the app to the rest of the world. Cola 2.0 is available worldwide with international support. You can download it from your country’s App Store and register using your mobile number.
Before, it wasn’t always easy to know if someone in your Contacts had Cola installed. Now, in the Conversations tab, you can scroll down and see “People on Cola.’ Contacts with an orange circle next to their name are Cola users. Those with a Green Circle, have been contacted via SMS with Cola. If they aren’t in that list, then send an invite.
We’ve made it easier to invite people you know to get Cola. Scroll down to the “Invite People” section. There you will see names from Contacts. Simply tap on the “Invite” button and they’ll receive a message about Cola and a link to download the app.
Only Cola Messenger lets you send live, interactive Bubbles designed to make it easier for others to respond quickly and accurately. Stop typing. Start tapping, and download Cola Messenger 2.0 today.