News tagged ‘instant messaging’
WhatsApp Messenger, the most popular cross-platform instant messaging service was updated to a version 2.10.1. On one hand, this is good news, but on the other - not really. By the end of this year, WhatsApp would become a subscription-based application - $0.99 per 12 month. However, those who download the messenger now, would get the annual subscription for free.
When choosing the perfect instant messaging it is worth considering Verbs app. It is an instant messaging client that is now
Finally, Microsoft has released Windows Live Messenger application for iPod touch and iPhone. Here is a shortlist of actions it allows to perform:
- Instant messaging;
- Viewing and commenting friends' status updates and photos from Windows Live, MySpace, Facebook and some other;
- IM notification even if the app is closed;
- Uploading photos from the phone for sharing;
- Accessing Hotmail accounts.
The app is free and may be downloaded
Apple has been granted a patent relating to the iPhone's IM Chat. Apple's invention relates generally to a user interface for displaying an exchange of messages during an instant messaging session, and, more particularly, to a method and apparatus for displaying instant message exchanges in a manner that graphically differentiates the participants in a conversation.
The patent number is 7,669,134, originally filed in Q2 2003. For more information,
IM iPhone apps are very popular. There is however a whole bunch of them out there and it can be hard to decide which one will suit you the best. Appadvice put together all im apps in one comparison table, so it is much easier to choose the right one:
QuickShottr allows you to automatically upload the screenshots made on iPhone / iPod on ImageShack site.
As you know, both Apple devices can create a screenshot ("pictures" of the screen). User just need to clicking the same time Home + Power buttins. QuickShottr will automatically upload screenshots to ImageShack (in background) and will copy the link to the clipboard.
So if you want to share a picture with someone just call the copy/paste and click "Paste." You can QuickShottr in any application, f.e. in instant messaging that does not support sending and receiving images. This functionality is also very useful for bloggers or those who must quickly send images.
Current version is 1.1, it has been improved a lot since 1.0. There is also a SBSettings toggle called QuickShottr Toggle, that will allow to activate and deactivate this QuickShottr functionality through a simple click.
QuickShottr can be found in Cydia via the BigBoss repository.
Emoji, emoticons and pictorial characters popular in the Japanese instant messaging culture, were introduced to Japanese customers as part of the iPhone 2.2 Firmware update, but have required workarounds to be enabled for non-Japanese users. There are many solutins to turn Emiji Icons (Get Emoji Icons for free), but the easy one required jailbreaking. Recently Apple approved an application that simplifies this process. App is called EmotiFun and it is free (AppStore
Everything is simple: get app, run it, exit and go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> International Keyboards -> Japanese and enable.
Since the iPhone's launch, the lack of video capabilities on the handset has been a major complaint among customers.The
Fring allows you to chat and interact with others on a variety of networks including Skype, MSN, GoogleTalk, AIM, Yahoo, Twitter, ICQ.
In addition, Fring offers voice over ip (VoIP) using the iPhone's WiFi connection. Features listed include:
- VoIP Calls over WiFi
- Instant Messaging
- Integrated dynamic contact list with real-time contact availability
- SIP integration
- Multiple Connection types
Fring supports SkypeOut and SIP which allows you to make calls to landline and mobile phones. Available for free via App Store. (
- Windows Live/MSN
This application is well known to many iPhone users. This application is feature rich, allowing you to take and send images or IM a phone number from any of your 10 supported IM accounts. Application cost is $2.99.
Walkthrough video from developers:
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