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Hike is a messenger application developed for smartphones of today. The app is available on all leading mobile platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Phones, etc. Hike was developed in a coalition between Bharti Enterprises and Softbank. It is well known for its latest feature of voice calling plugin, which its developers released on 26 Jan 2015, Indian Republic Day. Hike came into existence in 2012 when WhatsApp was a trend among the smartphone users. The application was developed keeping in view the Indian users and to give them a custom Indian messenger application. To make this even more appealing, Hike introduced free messages to be sent to any number in India. 100 Free messages were given to every user prior to joining the community; these could be used in a month.


Made With Love in India!

Hike is one of those famous application that has been made in India. Although there are tons of messenger applications already available in the market, still Hike has managed to attain a good position among the users. All this, owing to its excellent marketing tactics along with some innovation. Talking about the user base, it has a user base of around 15 million; according to the figures made public in Feb, 2014. The next big benchmark was set in august 2014 when the number of registered users exceeded 35 million. The company now owns Zip Phones, which has now been integrated into the hike messenger to provide free voice calling feature to its users.

Getting Started with the Community

To avail with the services of the hike messenger, you will first need to get this messenger for your device. You can select appropriate version of the application suitable for your device. Once installed, you will need to join the hike community. This is quite easy to do as your cell phone number will be used for registration. As like every other messenger application, hike also uses the same processes to get enrolled with the community. Once registered using your cell number, your cell number will be your unique ID by which users will recognise you. This works even simpler as the app will use your contacts to recognise people who are on Hike.

Interface is clean and organised neatly. To send a message, just go to the list of all available contact, select one with whom you want to chat; chat activity will open, type message and send. Besides than sending text messages there are tons of other things that you can do using Hike messenger.


  • Send One to One messages.
  • Group chats; can invite or joins groups.
  • Send Videos, Images, Voice Notes.
  • Emoticons and stickers support.
  • 128 bit SSL encryption for wifi networks.
  • Free voice calls using VOIP.

How to Run Hike on PC?

Hike messenger is officially available for smartphones, but to get for your Microsoft Windows based PC, you need to follow the steps listed below:


  • Download Android emulator called Bluestack using this link.
  • Install it on your Windows.
  • Open it and look for search option in it.
  • Make a search for ‘Hike’.
  • Select the official link of the app from the results.
  • Wait for the app to download and install itself.

You have now successfully installed Hike on your windows, now open it from “My Apps” section of Bluestack and start hiking 🙂

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Bluestacks is a pretty famous Emulator and leads among all Android Emulator available in the market. It does deserve to be on the top, all owing to the features it keeps within. Slow down champs we have everything about Bluestacks from the beginning of its download till the accessing of your Android Application into it and so on your Computer System too. Bluestacks keeps maximum rating from its user’s side comparatively to its competitors. One of its main reasons of its popularity is its cost, which is zero. Yes, it is free to download and is not bulky at all. It proactively became popular in the market as it was introduced in the market, early in 2012.


Bluestack keeps user friendly navigation within itself. It has fast booting speed on your computer system while starting up. Bluestacks also supports both full screen and mini screen navigation. Apart from this, it can also turn itself into Tab view as well as portrait screen view according to your downloaded Android application default view. Bluestacks offer a built in web Browser as well to make your site surfing smooth. Apart for this, it supports social platforms such as Facebook, twitter and so on. You can also get an access into the mother of your Android Application that is Google Play Store. For this, you just have to sign in to your Google account and you are in. Download your favourite apps directly from Bluestacks and play them on the same. Bluestack pushes you into a big screen entertainment where you can feel your mobile based applications on your Computer console with better graphics.

Get Started with Bluestack:

Using Bluestack is quite simple as it has a pretty much well distributed and clean interface. Moreover, in you are operating on a computer with touch screen the emulator will support you to the best as its interface is made keeping in view touch screen users. Bluestack mainly consist of two modules which are, App Player Module and Cloud Sync Module. Both of these are integral part of the whole package and you cannot disable any one of them. Cloud Sync can be considered as an additional free features that automatically stores all your files on the cloud servers, and you can restore them any time. App Player is the main operating part of the emulation that actually does the emulation, none of your apps can run without this module installed.


To install any app on Bluestack, just open the emulator and look for the app you want to install. Once found, just click on the app link, Bluestack directly pushes you into play store to confirm your choice as it supports Google Play Store, where user themselves can make a direct installation of Android application. Apart, sometimes installation slows down due to unwanted slow internet connection and you guys have no time to wait. Well in such scenarios you can use the Apk files of the specific application to install the same on your PC.