Hike

Easy to use cross-platform instant messaging service

3.7

1 Votes

  • Category Messaging
  • Program license Free
  • Version 5.15.23
  • Size 32 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Teen
  • Package name com.bsb.hike
  • Program by Hike Private Limited

This is an app that allows you to easily send messages to your contacts.

Similar to a traditional social media site, Hike lets you send messages, pictures and videos to your friends and family who are on your contacts list. You can share almost any event in your life with the app, but after about 48 hours, the stories that you post will go away. The camera with the app offers stunning pictures. You can add stickers, text and filters to the pictures that you take with Hike.

One of the fun features of the app is that there is a live filter. While you're taking a picture, you can scroll through the filters and images that can be added to see what they would look like before you take the picture. There are over 5,000 stickers and emojis to choose from along with hundreds of stickers from across the world. Messages can be hidden so that other people can't sneak in and see what you're saying. You can also message people without being connected to the internet. Video calling and group chat options are also available. Select from one of the chat themes to turn the conversation into a fun setting.

Pros

  • Numerous fun filters
  • Stickers and images from areas of the world
  • Protect messages

Cons

  • No timeline or status updates
  • Colors sometimes look odd

★ Now customise the default Profile Pics with Cute and Geometric bubbles from Settings> Account

★ Polished Group and Friend's Info screen

★ Loads of bug fixes to make your experience better

★ Let us know your feedback on support@hike.in

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • WRITE_CONTACTS: Allows an application to write the user's contacts data.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • BLUETOOTH: Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.
  • BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices.
  • BROADCAST_STICKY: Allows an application to broadcast sticky intents. These are broadcasts whose data is held by the system after being finished, so that clients can quickly retrieve that data without having to wait for the next broadcast.
  • CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to change network connectivity state.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE: Allows applications to enter Wi-Fi Multicast mode.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
  • CLEAR_APP_CACHE: Allows an application to clear the caches of all installed applications on the device.
  • EXPAND_STATUS_BAR: Allows an application to expand or collapse the status bar.
  • GET_PACKAGE_SIZE: Allows an application to find out the space used by any package.
  • GET_TASKS: This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
  • INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify global audio settings.
  • READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to read the sync settings.
  • READ_SYNC_STATS: Allows applications to read the sync stats.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES: Allows an application to request installing packages. Apps targeting APIs greater than 22 must hold this permission in order to use ACTION_INSTALL_PACKAGE.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • USE_FINGERPRINT: Allows an app to use fingerprint hardware.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • WRITE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read or write the system settings.
  • WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to write the sync settings.
  • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
  • android.permission.REQUEST_DELETE_PACKAGES
  • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
  • ccom.bsb.hike.ui.permission.MAPS_RECEIVE
  • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
  • com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
  • com.bsb.hike.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
  • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
  • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
  • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
  • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
  • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE