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Old Jan 12, 2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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Would anyone else be interested in the Whatsapp iPhone messaging app making it's way to the mac?

It seems like a natural move imo, partly thanks to the mac app store. I realise things like MSN etc basically offer the same service, but prefer whatsapp due to it's seemless integration.

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Old Jan 13, 2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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Yep, I'd like it.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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Yes please, that will be awesome.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 11:04 AM   #4
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It would be nice, but I doubt they will release a Mac version, because they first said they would not support the iPad because it is not a mobile device, and later they said the iPod Touch was no longer supported either.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 12:23 PM   #5
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I emailed the whatsapp team, and they said no to a mac version. Perhaps if enough people harass them with emails it will eventually materialise?
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 07:58 PM   #6
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I need a desktop solution. The internet is spotty at best in China on my iphone and I'd like the option to keep chats going when I'm forced onto my air... like right this moment I'm in a cafe that has wifi and my stupid phone won't connect but my air is on the network just fine and all my conversations have stopped. I'd say the air is a portable device... lazy fellows
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 09:37 PM   #7
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I read you can use this Android emulator (http://www.blogsdna.com/10400/androi...d-mac-os-x.htm ) and install Whatsapp on it, I haven't use it myself I'll give it a try this weekend and report back
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Old Jul 4, 2011, 03:08 PM   #8
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I've tried doing it on win and ubuntu for few days without succeeding. If there's someone that has basic knowledge in telnet and programming who want to help me let me know privately. I'll be glad to share my progress so far.
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Old Jul 5, 2011, 02:31 AM   #9
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Downloaded android version, and took a look over executable code. Seems that WhatsApp (as I guessed) uses XMPP protocol (i.e. Jabber) for communication with it's server. Google Talk does the same.

So, you should be able to use other Jabber client to connect to WhatsApp service, if they didn't add a lot of changes to the protocol.
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Downloaded android version, and took a look over executable code. Seems that WhatsApp (as I guessed) uses XMPP protocol (i.e. Jabber) for communication with it's server. Google Talk does the same.

So, you should be able to use other Jabber client to connect to WhatsApp service, if they didn't add a lot of changes to the protocol.
interesting... any idea what you would use for server settings, username etc?
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 02:58 AM   #11
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Old Oct 6, 2011, 05:30 PM   #12
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sorry to revive an old thread. but I'm quite interested in knowing whether someone has actually succeeded in porting WhatsApp to the mac? since now more and more people are using it. it would be logical to do it.
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Old Oct 6, 2011, 05:49 PM   #13
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Wikipedia says Whatsapp uses proprietary messaging protocol, but others here have said it uses XMPP.

If the latter, there are plenty of XMPP clients available for Mac that should be able to talk to their server. Is there something special about Whatsapp?
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Old Oct 6, 2011, 05:51 PM   #14
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Wikipedia says Whatsapp uses proprietary messaging protocol, but others here have said it uses XMPP.

If the latter, there are plenty of XMPP clients available for Mac that should be able to talk to their server. Is there something special about Whatsapp?
Any of those clients work with Jabber or iChat ??
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Old Oct 6, 2011, 05:52 PM   #15
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I guess you haven't used it. Whatsapp is a messages application (like BBM and iMessage) but its available on all mobile operating systems. so iPhone users can chat with BB users and nokia users, etc...
and its killer feature is that it uses your phone number, not emails or pins, so you dont have to "add" people, as long as you have them on ur contact list, you have them in whatsapp (of course, they should have it too )
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i would pay money for this to happen...
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Old Jan 5, 2012, 07:51 AM   #17
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Whatsapp for mac

Hi there,

i would like to find out if it is possible to download the whatsapp application on my MacBook Air.

please help, if so, how do i do so?
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Old Jan 5, 2012, 08:02 AM   #18
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Guys go and download eBuddy XMS, it works on iOS, crapdroid and crapberry, and on the web so you can use it on Mac and PC http://www.ebuddyxms.com/
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Old Jan 5, 2012, 08:32 AM   #19
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I have used Skype for this purpose also.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 07:09 AM   #20
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iMessage for Mac might convince them to bring out a Mac version as well. Besides group chat functionality iMessage killed whatsapp for me. Actually not quite yet, some of my friends need to get their act together and update their iOS devices.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 07:35 AM   #21
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I tried to install WhatsApp through Adium as WhatsApp uses Jabber and XMPP. I do believe it is possible and a matter of getting the settings right.

Here is my attempt, didn't spend much time on it, if anyone wants to try to build upon my work you can: http://tinyurl.com/7muf846

I believe the developer is holding back as it would probably flood the servers.

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Old Feb 22, 2012, 03:36 AM   #22
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 01:32 PM   #23
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Have a look at this

http://hermanbanken.nl/2011/05/23/wh...-on-mac-or-pc/
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^That is just using Veency and a VNC client to control your iDevice through your computer. Must be jailbroken of course.

I have tried and it is so laggy it is not worth it, plus you have to stuff around setting up a shared network...and probably each time you want to use it.
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Didn't work for me, as there isn't enough detail. I also do not know my pin code for whatsapp, otherwise I might have been able to try to actually login using it.
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