TwitChat, a social networking app for Twitter, launched both free and paid iPhone versions this week in the App Store. The innovative app is a revolution in the mobile Twitter experience. For the first time, Twitter users can privately and instantly message, group chat, and send pictures to their followers - all with no character limits.
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "instant messaging."
Beejive IM 3.0 Shows Promise
Beejive IM 3.0 With Push has the potential to expand the iPhone's instant messaging capabilities. Despite a few bugs, it has some great features that IM power users should consider.
Beejive contains all major instant messaging applications: AIM, Google Talk, Facebook, Yahoo, ICQ, MSN, etc.
AIM Frees Your Instant Messaging
AIM - Instant messaging has never been one of the iPhone's strengths. Apple's limitations on allowing apps to run in the background means that you can't receive an IM notification while you are working within another program.
Blogstreet Buzzes with Rumors of Push Notification's Whereabouts
I've asked several developers what they would like to see in Apple's next software development kit and more than a few have answered "push notification services." What's the big deal?
"Push notification" is dev-speak for "I would like to run apps in the background, pretty please." At the moment, Apple does not permit apps to do different things at the same time, although the capability would be a tremendous boon to users.
BeeJive, When IM Matters More than Anything Else
There's been a lot of buzz about Beejive's BeeJiveIM lately. That's easy to understand because BeeJiveIM with Push is a very capable IM app. It puts everything IM-ish under one roof, which other IM apps don't do quite as well.
Pinger Phone Wraps It all Up in One Integrated Package
Pinger Phone is designed to integrate instant messaging and social networking into the iPhone experience, says Joe Sipher, a co-founder of Pinger. IM offers presence (the ability to know who is actively online), is faster and can be cheaper than text messaging, Sipher argues.
IM+ Chat Program Falls Flat
There seems to be a new chat program popping up every other month and old screen names we can’t get rid of. In today’s chat market it’s hard to find a good utility or an app that offers total integration between all of the old programs that have emerged over the years and the new ones. IM+ offers users the opportunity to combine their AOL, YAHOO, MSN, Google Talk, Jabber, ICQ and MySpace instant message screen names and buddies all in one place.
Nimbuzz Gives Off a Good Vibe, When It Works
That humming sound you hear is not tinnitus. It’s the noise being generated by Nimbuzz, one of the newest apps on the App Store shelf.
Nimbuzz, from the company of the same name, enables you to call, chat and message family and friends on all the major instant messaging communities and social networks including Skype, Yahoo!
AOL Instant Messenger -- needs the Next Gen Firmware
AOL Instant Messenger for iPhone is a fine product, and works just the way you would expect it to -- with one major flaw: unless the application is open (and currently you can have exactly one application open at a time), you don't get alerted when you receive a message.