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MacRumors
Aug 27, 2007, 12:52 PM
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TUAW reports (http://www.tuaw.com/2007/08/27/iphone-double-header-first-native-im-client-and-first-native-ir/) on the first native Instant Messaging client for the iPhone.

The application is called Apollo IM and only provides support for AIM accounts at this time and is described as an "early beta" release.

With all native 3rd party iPhone applications, you need to use various tools/hacks (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/08/21/iphone-application-installer/) to get the applications loaded. Doing so also may require you to restore your iPhone before upgrading to the newest versions of iPhone updates.

A direct download (.zip) (http://apolloim.googlecode.com/files/ApolloIM.zip) is available, or can also be installed via Installer.app (http://iphone.nullriver.com/beta/).

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/08/27/native-instant-messaging-app-for-iphone/)



bigbossbmb
Aug 27, 2007, 01:10 PM
I'm still a little shocked that iChat wasn't included on the phone in the first place...


Hopefully Apple with introduce an AIM client soon or someone will develop an easy way to install apps on the phone.

nateDEEZY
Aug 27, 2007, 01:12 PM
This is awesome! I can't wait till it gets out of the beta stages, I saw the digg article with pictures, it's looking pretty sweet!

Yea, I also wish they included an iChat client with the iPhone. It would've been nice to be able to recieve IM's without always having the phone on right in front of you.

earthsick
Aug 27, 2007, 01:18 PM
...or someone will develop an easy way to install apps on the phone.

Someone has, installer.app...it really does not get any easier

Telp
Aug 27, 2007, 02:04 PM
This sucks. They shouldnt have even released this as early beta.

donlphi
Aug 27, 2007, 02:04 PM
I was talking to a friend about his AT&T phone plan because I was curious how the plans were with NON-iPhone users, and he said he gets unlimited data and texting is a part of that.

HOWEVER... When he uses AOL IM or YAHOO CHAT, it counts as a text message.

I'm assuming there was some head bumping going on between Apple and AT&T about what programs were going to be available for now.

The web app JiveTalk blows this Apollo IM out of the water. Something feels like it's missing. I know it's a beta, but just saying. I installed it, tried it, hated it, and uninstalled it.

I recommend you all try it too if you have the Installer.app running on your phone. I think you'll agree with me.

Telp
Aug 27, 2007, 02:14 PM
How do i uninstall the installer.app?

mingisback
Aug 27, 2007, 02:26 PM
This sucks. They shouldnt have even released this as early beta.


Dude.. don't be an @$$.... seriously.

if you read the notes you'd see that it's been released as mostly a UI Test / Usability test.

mingisback
Aug 27, 2007, 02:30 PM
How do i uninstall the installer.app?

The trick is to go into the .app directory, and delete the files first, then go up, and delete the enclosing .app directory.

ssh -l root 10.0.1.4
[password]
cd /Applications/Installer.app
rm *.*
cd ../
rmdir Installer.app
exit

That should do it.

Telp
Aug 27, 2007, 02:33 PM
Dude.. don't be an @$$.... seriously.

if you read the notes you'd see that it's been released as mostly a UI Test / Usability test.

im not being an åss, im just saying, i think they should have made it a bit nicer, no one wants to test this. I cant even hold a conversation with it, why would i test it?

chr1s60
Aug 27, 2007, 02:34 PM
I will just wait for Apple to give us iChat.

Telp
Aug 27, 2007, 02:36 PM
The trick is to go into the .app directory, and delete the files first, then go up, and delete the enclosing .app directory.

ssh -l root 10.0.1.4
[password]
cd /Applications/Installer.app
rm *.*
cd ../
rmdir Installer.app
exit

That should do it.

Ok...i didnt understand any of that...

mingisback
Aug 27, 2007, 02:43 PM
Ok...i didnt understand any of that...

I'm surprised you installed Installer.app without a basic understanding of UNIX commands.

You are on a Mac, correct?

Telp
Aug 27, 2007, 02:44 PM
I'm surprised you installed Installer.app without a basic understanding of UNIX commands.

You are on a Mac, correct?

Yeah, dont be, i try to learn but i just cant. Yes i am on a mac.

mingisback
Aug 27, 2007, 02:49 PM
Yeah, dont be, i try to learn but i just cant. Yes i am on a mac.

That was an example IP address in the instructions.
To Find your iPhone's IP address.

You need to be connected to a WiFi network.

At the Home screen…
Click Settings
Click WiFi
Click the blue arrow of the network you’re connected to
IP address is displayed

Use your iPhones IP address in the place of [10.0.1.4]

Telp
Aug 27, 2007, 02:52 PM
It said connection refused..

mingisback
Aug 27, 2007, 03:25 PM
It said connection refused..


Do you have SSH installed on your iPhone? If not, you can do so from the Installer.app

You must have SSH installed and have the iPhone on the same subnet as your Mac that you're connecting from.

Also.... if you haven't changed your iPhones root password it's "dottie"

If I were you though I'd just keep Installer.app installed. It has the ability to update itself and will keep you current on most 3rd party iPhone apps as they progress.

mrkitty
Aug 27, 2007, 03:27 PM
It said connection refused..

Use iTunes to restore your iPhone.

kimb
Aug 27, 2007, 03:56 PM
does this work on the newest update for the iPhone?

Telp
Aug 27, 2007, 03:58 PM
yes it does

iomar
Aug 27, 2007, 04:01 PM
I will just wait for Apple to give us iChat.

Yeah.. you are right. I don't want to go through the hoops and hacks to get this software installed. I will wait for Apple to update my iPhone with iChat. In the mean time I am going to use the chat softwares that are available over the internet. They work great too but it just drains the battery.

Telp
Aug 27, 2007, 04:08 PM
This is really starting to p1ss me off. I know this is all my fault, but i didnt think it would be hard to uninstall in the first place. It wont take my password. I tried the one for my phone, and the one for my computer. Neither work. What am i supposed to do!?

willxm
Aug 27, 2007, 04:09 PM
i guess i could just wait until i get home to try it for myself but.... Does this program just run in the background and only transmit over edge when there is some activity? As in can i keep myself logged in all the time send a few IMs, make a call then go back to sending ims or is it "signed in when your looking at the app only"?

donlphi
Aug 27, 2007, 04:25 PM
I haven't tried uninstalling it personally, but isn't there an uninstall button right on there?

Open Installer App
Tap the Uninstall Tab
Tap Installer.app

should be off your phone right?

Just do a backup of your phone and reset your phone if you don't know how to uninstall the Installer.app

The next update is going to reset your phone to factory settings anyway, so it's either now or later.

donlphi
Aug 27, 2007, 04:26 PM
does this work on the newest update for the iPhone?
Yes

slinky0390
Aug 27, 2007, 04:30 PM
This is really starting to p1ss me off. I know this is all my fault, but i didnt think it would be hard to uninstall in the first place. It wont take my password. I tried the one for my phone, and the one for my computer. Neither work. What am i supposed to do!?

shouldnt you be able just to do a iphone restore through itunes and reset the ipod.. anyway, the password you use to transfer files over ssh is dottie.. so when you open a ssh command to your phones ip address and it prompts you for a password, you just type in dottie.

talk2dug
Aug 27, 2007, 04:36 PM
shouldnt you be able just to do a iphone restore through itunes and reset the ipod.. anyway, the password you use to transfer files over ssh is dottie.. so when you open a ssh command to your phones ip address and it prompts you for a password, you just type in dottie.

HAHA I am guessing right now he is the proud owner of an iBRICK!!

HAHA

poor n00b!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

iomar
Aug 27, 2007, 04:46 PM
I recommend you all try it too if you have the Installer.app running on your phone. I think you'll agree with me.


I have installed the installer app in my iphone that was pretty easy. But I don't see the ApolloIM.app in it. Where do I find that to install it. Thanks.

tobefirst
Aug 27, 2007, 04:48 PM
I have installed the installer app in my iphone that was pretty easy. But I don't see the ApolloIM.app in it. Where do I find that to install it. Thanks.

Have you installed the "community resources" or something similar? Once you install that, you should find it.

Telp
Aug 27, 2007, 04:49 PM
HAHA I am guessing right now he is the proud owner of an iBRICK!!

HAHA

poor n00b!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

hahaha no. If you have something productive to say go for it, otherwise dont be such a ******. Anyway, i fixed it. I guess, i really wish there was an easy way to learn all this stuff?

WillJS
Aug 27, 2007, 04:51 PM
Those of us forced to stick with MSN are always left out.. :mad::mad: (forced due to non-technology inclined acquaintances)

;)

talk2dug
Aug 27, 2007, 07:19 PM
Those of us forced to stick with MSN are always left out.. :mad::mad: (forced due to non-technology inclined acquaintances)

;)
I hope you dont want us to feel sorry for you. We (mac users) have been in the dark for so long. You winblowz users used to get all the good software.

Now suck it up and deal its our turn.:cool::cool::cool:

BTW dont forget it is a apple product!!!:eek::eek::eek:

mrkitty
Aug 27, 2007, 07:22 PM
i guess i could just wait until i get home to try it for myself but.... Does this program just run in the background and only transmit over edge when there is some activity? As in can i keep myself logged in all the time send a few IMs, make a call then go back to sending ims or is it "signed in when your looking at the app only"?

lol. right now it doesn't do much at all. when you return to the home screen it logs you out.

WillJS
Aug 27, 2007, 09:33 PM
I hope you dont want us to feel sorry for you. We (mac users) have been in the dark for so long. You winblowz users used to get all the good software.

Now suck it up and deal its our turn.:cool::cool::cool:

BTW dont forget it is a apple product!!!:eek::eek::eek:

Oh no my friend, I have found the Apple side (and love it). My friends haven't, is all. :(

Darkroom
Aug 27, 2007, 09:38 PM
good thing there's always meebo.com

TurboSC
Aug 28, 2007, 06:26 PM
this is wonderful news and hopefully will send a clear message to apple to let them know that if they don't release an IM client someone else will. The development is blooming for the iPhone its only a matter of time now!