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MacRumors
Feb 15, 2010, 12:10 PM
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Popular multi-protocol instant messaging service Meebo (http://www.meebo.com) has released a free dedicated iPhone application (http://appshopper.com/social-networking/meebo) that appeared in the App Store yesterday. Meebo allows users to connect to nearly all of the major IM services, including AOL/AIM, Yahoo!, MSN/Windows Live, Gmail/Google Talk, Facebook, and MySpace.

Meebo's iPhone application offers push notifications, seamless shifting between EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi networks, and automatic reconnection following loss of coverage. It also integrates with the Meebo.com web interface, synchronizing chat histories, and offers a built-in web browser for opening links.


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Meebo users on the iPhone were previously limited to an iPhone-formatted (http://www.meebo.com/iphone/) version of Meebo's site.

Article Link: Meebo Brings Dedicated App to iPhone (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2010/02/15/meebo-brings-dedicated-app-to-iphone/)



angle
Feb 15, 2010, 12:14 PM
About damn time!

niuniu
Feb 15, 2010, 12:22 PM
Digging it

Niiro13
Feb 15, 2010, 12:47 PM
Almost a year after they DEMO'd the app...

If they update with the ability to email chat logs...then I'm sold and will say it's better than BeeJive for my taste.

EDIT: I take that back...it interfaces with their server, which stores chat logs forever!

fishmd
Feb 15, 2010, 01:02 PM
Wow, I can't believe this app is free! Looks to be just as good if not better than Beejive and IM+ which are my current ones that I use, and payed for!

Definitely going to check it out. :)

Oman
Feb 15, 2010, 01:14 PM
Got it and love it.... great app and a great price...

djinn
Feb 15, 2010, 01:14 PM
Not bad. Been using it this morning.

nachos4twoo
Feb 15, 2010, 01:17 PM
can you add a mobileme account to this app?

Ambrose Chapel
Feb 15, 2010, 01:22 PM
i wonder what took so long...i had been holding out for this app after the demo last year, but eventually gave up and bought beejive when it was on sale. that app has been pretty sluggish, and coincidentally just released an update to address performance...

anyway i'll give meebo a chance, why not since it's free...

cavemonkey50
Feb 15, 2010, 01:33 PM
can you add a mobileme account to this app?

Yes, I believe so. MobileMe accounts should just be regular AIM accounts, so use your MobileMe username (you probably need @me.com or @mac.com tacked on at the end) to sign into AIM.

macduke
Feb 15, 2010, 01:35 PM
I have fond memories of using the Meebo webapp on my first gen iPhone when I lived in the dorms. Now I'm grown up and married and never instant message anyone. We just text and email. Maybe if push notifications hadn't taken so long...

iWoz
Feb 15, 2010, 01:58 PM
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This is amazing! Just as good as the paid IM apps!

appleguy123
Feb 15, 2010, 02:21 PM
1 Year Later...

Nabby
Feb 15, 2010, 02:42 PM
Yes, I believe so. MobileMe accounts should just be regular AIM accounts, so use your MobileMe username (you probably need @me.com or @mac.com tacked on at the end) to sign into AIM.

I can confirm that this works.

Nabby

dissdnt
Feb 15, 2010, 04:07 PM
Finally! yay! Now if stupid ICQ would allow at least two connections i'd be happy camper.

bozzykid
Feb 15, 2010, 04:18 PM
Finally! yay! Now if stupid ICQ would allow at least two connections i'd be happy camper.

You can use the Meebo web interface at the same time as the iPhone interface even with ICQ. It will disable push on the phone while you use the web interface so you don't get duplicate notifications.

AHDuke99
Feb 15, 2010, 04:43 PM
This is actually pretty nice. I'd put it up there near BeeJive.

nagromme
Feb 15, 2010, 04:57 PM
I assumed there must be a monthly subscription, but it seems to truly be free.

I’d love Skype to be included—and voice support for AIM/iChat--but really if I had this plus the Skype app (which needs push badly!) I’d be set.

I’ve been dying to get rid of the sloooooow official AIM app.

chris975d
Feb 15, 2010, 05:02 PM
Been using this since this morning, and so far seems to be a great app! Very fast loading times (much faster than IM+ and the official Yahoo! Messaging app), and no "lost" messages so far (with both IM+ and Yahoo I had messages that never arrived at the recipient and vice versa). Seems to be a very polished app to be truly free.

laughingperson5
Feb 15, 2010, 05:27 PM
This looks great! Although, I'm probably gonna use BeeJive more than this. Landscape keyboard? WHERE ARE YOU!

chris975d
Feb 15, 2010, 05:35 PM
This looks great! Although, I'm probably gonna use BeeJive more than this. Landscape keyboard? WHERE ARE YOU!

Are you saying that you don't have a landscape keyboard on Meebo, because it's there for me.

djtanner
Feb 15, 2010, 06:14 PM
Anyone know how long meebo keeps you logged in for? Other IM apps specify a time constraint or if there isn't one, it will say there isn't one, but meebo doesn't seem to state either way. Loving it so far though! Hopefully the log-in time is at least a few days...

macfan881
Feb 15, 2010, 06:24 PM
you know this may just replace beejive..

Espo
Feb 15, 2010, 07:08 PM
Anyone know how long meebo keeps you logged in for? Other IM apps specify a time constraint or if there isn't one, it will say there isn't one, but meebo doesn't seem to state either way. Loving it so far though! Hopefully the log-in time is at least a few days...

It doesn't specify but signed on to AIM at about 1:00 and I accidently sign on to AIM on my PC at about 7:00 and the Meebo app notified me of an IM, so I would say its at least 6 hours.

secretanchitman
Feb 15, 2010, 10:09 PM
what a fantastic app. this is basically what ive wished for since the iphone came out. no fluff, no excess, but just straight IMs, multiple accounts, push notifications, and a very nice and clean look. perfect.

macfan881
Feb 15, 2010, 11:49 PM
after using this tonight for a lil bit I have to say this might be hands down the best IM app out now I think this is going to replace Beejive.

kjs862
Feb 16, 2010, 01:24 AM
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This is a great application. Just deleted IM+ lite.

eonaeon
Feb 16, 2010, 01:47 AM
what a fantastic app. this is basically what ive wished for since the iphone came out. no fluff, no excess, but just straight IMs, multiple accounts, push notifications, and a very nice and clean look. perfect.

That pretty much sums up my opinion of the App too - was using it all day today, works very well.

amanset
Feb 16, 2010, 04:47 AM
Well it crashed on me when registering a Meebo account and then hung forever when trying to add an AIM account, so I'm going with there still being a LOT of bugs still to iron out.

DocNYz
Feb 16, 2010, 07:47 AM
If this works faster than Fring, I'll finally be able to have everything in one place (the AIM app is terrible and google still things apps are a failure and web-based programs are the wave of the future? seriously? let's see the next pixar movie that's been made in safari).

Now all it needs is video chat and skype integration and it'll most likely be the best!

screensaver400
Feb 16, 2010, 08:27 AM
It doesn't have all the features of Beejive (sending photos, audio, etc), but the extremely snappy performance for the one key feature of an IM app—sending messages—have made it my go-to program.

MacBoobsPro
Feb 16, 2010, 08:47 AM
How do you delete a buddy?

batchtaster
Feb 16, 2010, 10:48 AM
Anyone know how long meebo keeps you logged in for? Other IM apps specify a time constraint or if there isn't one, it will say there isn't one, but meebo doesn't seem to state either way. Loving it so far though! Hopefully the log-in time is at least a few days...

I love Nimbuzz's feature set, but its (and several other IM apps') one hour push limit makes it (them) basically useless. I'd rather forgo a few perks and actually be available, than have the window dressing and be constantly shoved offline. One hour is still better than the even more pointless 15 minute window of the older version(s), but it's still an unacceptable and illogical restriction when other apps, including non-IM ones (eg: eBay), will happily send indefinite pushes. Being able to send videos, audio or pictures is pointless if you've been dropped out and have to keep reconnecting. If Meebo will keep me available, I'm more than willing to switch to it and delete all the other apps that have so far disappointed me.

How do you delete a buddy?

Tap them in your friends list, then tap the ">" in the top right. Tap "Remove Buddy".

dugbee
Feb 16, 2010, 11:26 AM
This would be my first venture into IMing on the iPhone, and hopefully it will be a way to use SMS less. A few newbie questions:

1. What are my options to receive an SMS from a non-Meebo user? I thought that by turning on SMS in my gmail account, it would relay it via the one I have linked to Meebo. It only came up as a regular email.

2. In order to send an SMS to a regular number, would I still need to use the AOL-IM feature, as illustrated here?
http://www.meebo.com/support/article/37/

thanks!

fwang57
Feb 16, 2010, 04:27 PM
Does anyone know how long the push notification works after you shut down the app?
Beejive provides up to 7 days push notification.

UnLiMiTeD558
Feb 16, 2010, 09:07 PM
i use ebuddy for msn messenger without issue, whats the difference in terms of msn use compared to this and ebuddy?

jo0
Feb 17, 2010, 01:25 AM
never really thought i would use an app for this sort of thing, but this one caught my eye. so far i have been really pleased. great push time to my phone, simple to use interface. can't really go wrong, its free!

infamous
Feb 17, 2010, 02:06 AM
i use ebuddy for msn messenger without issue, whats the difference in terms of msn use compared to this and ebuddy?

doesnt ebuddy sign you out every 30mins?

robj
Feb 17, 2010, 03:46 AM
I have tried it already and it's a great piece of software.

But, I have a problem with this multi IM programs. You have to give them your passwords. In Case of Google Talk, this password is the password to your email.

I'm not sure how this services work, do they store your passwords in their database? or talking of google use a google service to manage the authentication.

justinfreid
Feb 17, 2010, 03:56 AM
Maybe the delay was due to server side development.
In any case, this is a really strong IM app.

batchtaster
Feb 17, 2010, 08:08 AM
Does anyone know how long the push notification works after you shut down the app?
Beejive provides up to 7 days push notification.

I just received a message to my Yahoo account after not touching my phone or opening the Meebo app for the last 8 hours.

UnLiMiTeD558
Feb 17, 2010, 09:32 AM
doesnt ebuddy sign you out every 30mins?

every 2 hours, i think its 6 hours if you buy the pro version

kingtj
Feb 17, 2010, 10:58 AM
This is great, but I do have one complaint that Meebo doesn't seem to want to address (or even mention in their FAQ). Why won't they support encrypted chat sessions??



after using this tonight for a lil bit I have to say this might be hands down the best IM app out now I think this is going to replace Beejive.

Mazda 3s
Feb 17, 2010, 11:49 AM
This is a great application. Just deleted IM+ lite.

DITTO!

Max E Verde
Feb 17, 2010, 02:58 PM
This looks great! Although, I'm probably gonna use BeeJive more than this. Landscape keyboard? WHERE ARE YOU!

It was on by default for me, but there is an option to turn landscape on and off from the Settings app. Go down to Meebo for all Meebo preferences.


Really liking this app, the only downside I see is that I can't send pictures to friends. I don't do it often, so I guess I'll keep IM+ too.

senorian
Feb 17, 2010, 05:31 PM
can this do group chat? I'm still looking for an app that does group chat well. I tried using text+ but that didn't work very well. I'm using whatsapp right now but they only have group broadcast and not group chat.

antsh
Feb 17, 2010, 07:32 PM
Any way to rearrange the order in which your groups appear? Can't figure out how to do it from the app or the web client.

Melodeath
Feb 17, 2010, 07:48 PM
I've been using the Meebo web app and it constantly disconnects, so this is awesome!!

vinitezyrs6
Feb 17, 2010, 07:51 PM
I've been using the Meebo web app and it constantly disconnects, so this is awesome!!

You are right on. This is indeed a great move on the part of meebo. Good job! :)

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Nermal
Feb 17, 2010, 08:20 PM
Judging by the positive responses in this thread, the problems that I'm having with it are definitely not the norm.

1. Selected to create an account and the app crashed.
2. Tried again and this time the account creation page opened. I picked a name, and while typing my password it blanked out the field that I was typing into and made me start over.
3. Pushed the button to save the account and it crashed.
4. I rebooted the iPod at this point.
5. Tried again to create an account and again had the blanking out issue from step 2.
6. Pushed save and this time it actually came up with "saving" or something similar for a couple of seconds, then crashed.
7. Tried to create the account for the third time and it said that the name already exists. So I went back to the main screen and tried to log in. Crashed.

Obviously you're all doing substantially better than I am, but I'm really posting this to see whether anyone else has had it crash. However, the evidence is pointing to my iPod (which is not jailbroken) needing a restore.

Edit: I see that version 1.1 is out now. I upgraded and haven't had any crashes yet :)

macfan881
Feb 17, 2010, 08:40 PM
Judging by the positive responses in this thread, the problems that I'm having with it are definitely not the norm.

1. Selected to create an account and the app crashed.
2. Tried again and this time the account creation page opened. I picked a name, and while typing my password it blanked out the field that I was typing into and made me start over.
3. Pushed the button to save the account and it crashed.
4. I rebooted the iPod at this point.
5. Tried again to create an account and again had the blanking out issue from step 2.
6. Pushed save and this time it actually came up with "saving" or something similar for a couple of seconds, then crashed.
7. Tried to create the account for the third time and it said that the name already exists. So I went back to the main screen and tried to log in. Crashed.

Obviously you're all doing substantially better than I am, but I'm really posting this to see whether anyone else has had it crash. However, the evidence is pointing to my iPod (which is not jailbroken) needing a restore.

you can make a account at there website to. http://www.meebo.com/

DocNYz
Feb 18, 2010, 04:19 PM
you can make a account at there website to. http://www.meebo.com/

I had a couple issues with getting AIM to sync, but my meebo account and gchat synced fine, however I already had a meebo account for a couple years now. I agree to try and make one online on a comp then restart your device and try it again. They also released an update like today or yesterday I think so make sure to install that if you haven't already before restarting your iPhone/Pod.

Ambrose Chapel
Feb 19, 2010, 11:39 AM
I've been using it regularly the past few days and I really like it. Went back to Beejive today and it felt even more sluggish now that I'd gotten accustomed to Meebo's speed.

JonLa
Feb 19, 2010, 06:05 PM
Also having problems with AIM - it just hangs when trying to sign on, and I'm listed as offline, yet I can log in with the username and password just fine in the regular app.

But Google and Yahoo work immediately

TWLreal
Feb 23, 2010, 01:29 AM
Is it just me or does Meebo refuse to log me in automatically to MSN?

My Meebo login information is saved, my MSN login information is also saved. But starting the app just makes it sit there, asking me to add buddies or to create an account.

Checking the accounts tab, the MSN entry says I'm offline, and clicking the sign on button does nothing but make it load indefinitely.

I have to edit the entry, reenter my password, save the info and then can finally log in.

Yes, connect automatically is checked to on.

Xorro
Feb 26, 2010, 07:50 AM
I think Meebo is the best multi-account instant messenger I have tried.

It's a shame they haven't included a facility to allow you to edit your Meebo account details - you have to send them an email if you want anything changing.

anfield11
Feb 26, 2010, 08:21 AM
Dos it work with iChat....don't see it in the list. Or is that pointless?

MBHockey
Feb 26, 2010, 02:46 PM
They need to put status icons in the buddy list. And also they need to fix reporting of Gtalk status. When I set myself as invisible I show up as unavailable, and when i set myself as away i immediately show up as idle (again, in Google Talk). Pretty odd.

jhon martan
Jun 22, 2010, 06:58 AM
*You need to open the installous app in your ipod in order for this to work*
*Do not us appulo.us on your computer because it will not work*
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