The idea for TypeThis started out as a bet between two friends to see who can text the fastest on their cell phones. TypeThis founder, Hyung Lee recalls, “A few months back, a friend said that I was taking too long to respond to his text messages and blamed it on my slow typing, which led to a debate about who actually was the faster texter.” That was the moment when Hyung realized that there should be a game for that.
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "text messaging."
Facetime Alternatives: 7 Apps for Video Chatting on the iPhone
If you want to video chat with friends who don't use an iPhone, Facetime is limited. These alternative apps can video chat, text and make calls for free.
En Route! Updates Makes Real-Time Location Sharing Even Easier
"Are we there yet?" Ah, the mantra of kids traveling in the backseat for ages. "Are you here yet?" Just as annoying, this friend, family and colleague quip via text and phone call is no longer needed with the real-time location sharing web and mobile app En Route!, which announced an update this week.
Future-Text Functions as a Text Messaging Scheduler
In a busy, but mobile world the ability to schedule text messages to be sent at future dates and times is a beneficial one. Whether you are a busy parent who wants to remind family members of weekly activities, errands or engagements or you are a small or independent business owner who communicates with employees via text, there are numerous possibilities that would make a scheduled text messaging app useful.
Get Mobile Faxing and Real-Time SMS Language Translation in VoxOx
Even for those who don't fax regularly, there's always that one time when you need it and have to jump through hoops to find a solution. We felt that enabling consumers to take care of these needs with a simple, free app would go a long way," said Hertz.
AppTones Launches Upgrade of iPhone Messaging App for a Simplified User Experience
AppTones, The Sound of Messages has launched version 1.0.5 of their social networking iPhone app, an upgrade based on user feedback that features enhanced chat functionality and a more intuitive user experience.
Genesix Launches Jumvo - A Voice-Based Group Messaging Service for iOS
Genesix announces today the launch of Jumvo, a free voice-based group messaging service for iPhone and iPod touch. Revolutionizing the growing group-messaging trend, Jumvo brings the personality and nuance of voice to the convenience of texting with its unprecedented functionality and Facebook integration.
Group Messaging with Top Utility SMS
If you’re convinced text messaging is the best way to communicate with friends, family, and even co-workers, then having a utility app that manages your messages may be useful. SMS management is the purpose behind Top Utility SMS for iPhone, a messaging app that incorporates groups, favorites, and GPS location into the iPhone’s messaging capabilities.
Texts from Last Night App Delights in Debauchery, and Lets Users Vote
If you're of a certain age—read: you're a college student—you likely already know all about Texts From Last Night, or TFLN for short. TFLN is a Webby Award-winning website, a popular Facebook group, a book, a soon-to-be TV series on the Fox network, and, now, an iPhone app.
Short Hand Crosses App Boundaries to Make Short Work of Data Entries
Short Hand by LizzardWerks was recently released in the App Store as a productivity app that lets you create shortcuts for words, phrases, and even paragraphs that you frequently use in communication.
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.
TextFree Unlimited Feels Like A Let Down After The Hype
Pinger, known for its popular iPhone interface, has developed an application that many users are clamoring to message boards and review sites to cheer as another great innovation. Supporting America's pastime, texting, with a contract free, low cost iPhone/iPod utility, TextFree Unlimited gives the user unlimited messages, albiet with limited texting capabilities, at no per message cost.
Typing Genius Update Puts Emojis on Your iPhone or iPod touch
Typing Genius-Get Emoji is aimed at people who want to get smart about text entry on their iPhone or iPod touch.
No doubt about it: Entering text into Apple's versatile and ubiquitous handheld is its biggest shortcoming.
USA Today Headlines Newspapers Apps in the App Store
USA Today has come a long way since it was launched in 1982 with the aim of becoming a national newspaper. Love it or hate it, "McPaper," as it was once called by some detractors, USA Today's app proves its still on top of the newspaper business.
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.