While WhatsApp Inc. ignored a pledge from thousands of Nokia N9 users to create a compatible version, a community-based port of the application named Wazapp was released for public beta testing on 18 May 2012, with over 2,000 downloads in just two hours of its release. The number of downloads increased rapidly to over 50,000 as the community actively contributed in tweaking the application and adding more features. Wazapp currently only supports text messaging via WhatsApp protocol, however, development is under-way to support locations, media transfer and enhanced group messaging. A version for the Nokia N900 is currently under development.
Wazapp was made open-source on 25 May 2012.