Beejive IM Released

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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  2. macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info! I actually used this before the app store came out on their site.

    EDIT: $15.99! :mad:
     
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    macbookairman, thanks!!! awesome.........though how did you find it without the newly released apps option anymore? you must have been searching for it over, and over, and over again :)

    BOUGHT.........
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    actually i went to the macrumors iPhone page, and on the right of the page it has the list of some new apps. It was right on top :)
     
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    okay, first impressions is that this app is hands down the BEST IM app out there. the look and feel is great, the settings options are great. my hats off to the dev. the settings also allow you to remain logged into their servers for up to 24 hours!!! meaning that if you click the home button to do other stuff, messages will get queued up by their servers and when you log back in, those messages will be displayed. also allows you to configure an email message to have messages pushed out to you!!! I haven't tested these features yet, however if they do work.......woohooohoooooo

    in any case the list of configurable options in the settings screen is impressive:


    Buddy List:

    Use Groups: On/Off
    Hide Offline: On/Off
    Sort By: Display Name/Status


    Chats:

    Preview In List: 1 Message/2 Messages/3/4/5/All
    Chat List Transition: Flip/Slide
    Allow Landscape: On/Off


    Notifications and Alerts:

    Sent IM Sound: On/Off
    Received IM Sound: On/Off
    Ringer When Inactive: On/Off
    Vibrate: On/Off


    User Interface:

    Buddy List Layout: iPhone/Desktop
    Table Divider: Lines/Alternating Colors
    Chat Background: Grey/White/iPhone Background


    Auto Away:

    Auto Away: On/Off
    Message: Defaulted to "On iPhone..." (but user defined)


    Network and Push:

    Push Email Alert: On/Off
    Email Address: user defined
    Session Timeout: From Logout on exit to 10 minutes all the way up to 24 hours


    Misc:

    Log Level: Trace/Debug/Info/Error/Silent
    Server: user defined


    As you can see from the above options, the dev certainly put a lot of thought and work into this app, and as mentioned the interface is simply awesome

    I might do a full review sometime later, i'm just so excited about this app
     
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    This app looks totally awesome! Although, I went to search for it in the app store on my iphone and it is not there to download yet...have they officially released it yet?
     
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    yes it's been released, i have it on my iphone. as reported by someone else you can't "search" for it but you can follow the op's link to purchase it from the app store.

    i can't describe to you how great it is to finally have a kick ass native IM app. i loved beejive for safari, but this native version app loads my buddy list so much faster than the web app that it doesn't feel like i'm really waiting at all!!!

    however one thing to note, i don't see anyway of sending pictures or "voice" msgs to buddies via this app like palringo allows you to do, however for me, i never used such features. i just wanted a nice looking reliable IM app that would continue to queue up messages for a long tim when you weren't actively in the app on your device, and this app does that.
     
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    Man..im away for the next couple of days from my home computer so I can't download via itunes on the computer...i wish it was available on app store on the phone..I don't see it there yet...
     
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    Hey diesel,

    Thanks for the quick review, I'm wondering if you could give us a more detailed review for this app? If you have time though, not rushing you or pressuring you. I just need to be sure that spending almost $16 should be worth it (unlike others out there) but yeah if you have time or if anyone bought this app could you give us a detailed review? Thanks!

    The whole 24-hr being logged thing sounds cool to me.
     
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    wow looks promising... it has all the features that one could ask for, and features i know everyone has been waiting for on a native app for the iphone.

    is it worth the $16?

    im not sure yet. i will wait a couple days to see how everything pans out.

    i hope that everything works as advertised, that would be awesome.

    POST-EDIT... and i just saw that it also works in landscape... awesome.
     
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    Well it's a good thing the App Store now requires you to buy an app before reviewing it, because you KNOW this app would remain at 1-2 stars forever, simply due to the price. I have a feeling this will get a pretty high rating now. But I'm still going to wait, though, and see if it ever drops in price. Palringo, ugly as it is, is fine for now....
     
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    I bought this app immediately just from what I know of this app on the BB. So far, I am very impressed with the app on the iPhone. Yes it's $16, but that is not alot when considering quality apps not on just the iphone (app store) but across all smart phones. I'm still digging around all the options, but for all those who have been burned by MC (myself included), this app so far has simply just worked brilliantly! Definitely the final nail in the coffin for the MC devs (considering 3.1 still has not been approved).
     
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    I'm curious what about those who doesn't have MobileMe? Would Beejive IM still running 24 hours push without MobileMe?
     
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    I imagine you will still receive the email notification of the received IM, just not instantly if you don't have push email like MobileMe or Exchange/ActiveSync does. I'm sure this is their workaround until Apple releases their Push Notification service.
     
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    I would understand if the app was $5, but $15? No way. I won't be bothering with it. The only thing that would make me consider buying this app is if it kept my accounts logged in. Any word on that?
     
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    Works very well so far, including push email notifications!!!! I love this app!!!
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    It is. You can't search for it. Go to BoyGeniusReport.com and use the link there. I wasn't even able to find it on my PC.
     
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    Nice catch, thanks! Bought and installed here. :)
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    it will keep you logged into the various IM services for a duration of time that you configure, up to 24 hours, even if the app is not actively running on your device
     
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    Do you have MobileMe bbplayer5?

    I'm also curious about the 24/7, and notifications for non-MobileMe users, will it work?
     
  21. macrumors 68030

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    I have mobile me, yes... So far the notifications are perfect.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    Maybe you can set it up using Yahoo! as it pushes as well.
     
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    I may have to consider it then, but $15 is still pretty expensive. Obviously, the aim app is crap, but hey, it's free. I take it beejive has really good servers?
     
  24. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just use the link that i put in the first post in the thread.
     
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    I think they run can run Blackberries 24/7 :)
     

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