Making keystrokes

It may not seem like much but being able to text in your own language could be a make or break decision for a mobile customer.

In a first for Sri Lanka, HUTCH recently announced a strategic partnership with Bobble AI, the world’s first conversation media platform that offers highly engaging smartphone keyboard solutions, trusted by millions of users globally.

The soon-to-be deployed Smart Keyboard will offer local language typing and a superior content experience in Sinhala, Tamil and English.

As well as typing in local languages, smartphone subscribers across Sri Lanka will have access to personalized stickers and exciting movie GIFs (in Sinhala and Tamil), animated BigMojis, and a robust voice-to-text feature (in Sinhala and Tamil) that allows hassle-free typing while on the move. 

Customized keyboard themes and a variety of fonts will form part of the new chat and messaging experience for users. This smart recommendation will help develop great engagement among family and friends as the keyboard works well across all mobile chat apps and browsers. 

Commenting on the partnership, AGM – Strategic Partnerships & Alliances at HUTCH, Firaz Markar said, “We are excited to partner with Bobble AI, a unique platform that holds a leadership position in customer engagement solutions. There is no denying the fact that the keyboard is primarily the first customer engagement tool for any connected device in today’s world and the availability of local language functionalities will help us significantly boost engagement with our subscribers.”