Tencent Tech, 7/14/11
Plato Interactive, a new start-up from Zhu Huaming, former CEO of location-based SNS and microblogging site Tongxue.com, has recently released a mobile IM client for the iPhone. R&D of the mobile application was completed in late May and launched on July 9 following a month of testing. The app is currently available only by invitation, and will see new updates each week.
As a social network, the app operates on a real-name model. It includes features for importing contacts from a mobile phone and certain social networking services. The app also includes voice chat features and a location-based service which can provide users with information regarding their location at any time and allows them to discover other users of the app in the vicinity and to add them as a contact.