FREE push app - eBuddy (MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, Gtalk, and Facebook)

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod touch Apps' started by stephendoc1984, Jun 30, 2009.

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    [app]eBuddy[/app] gives you the best chat experience with reliability, speed and great features:

    - One buddy list for MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, Gtalk, and Facebook
    - Stay online when you exit the app
    - Get push notifications for incoming messages when you exit the app*
    - Reconnect automatically if connection is lost
    - Get offline messages after reconnecting
    - Get new message alerts & typing alerts in the chat screen
    - Easily switch between chats by swiping your screen
    - Shake your iPhone or iPod Touch to send a buzzer

    More than 20 million people use eBuddy to stay in touch with their buddies, on Web and Mobile.
    Try it yourself!

    * Note: Push notifications for incoming messages are only available if you have iPhone Software Version 3.0 on your device.

    OTHER FEATURES
    - Display pictures, personal message and status
    - Emoticons & buzzers
    - Sound & vibration
    - Multiple IM networks
    - Multiple accounts for each IM network
    - Buddy list management
    - Offline messages
    - Group chat support

    COMING SOON:
    - Landscape mode
    - Free and frequent updates
     
  2. thread starter macrumors member

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    Shame the sign out time is a max of 30 mins and the alerts don't seem to be coming through as instantly as Beejive. A lot I do like about the application though. Look forward to see how this app is improved.
     
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    How much is it?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    It's free!!! Like I said only drawback seems to be it disconnects after 30 mins max. That and the fact it still seems a bit buggy with PUSH....
     
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    Push notifications is not working:rolleyes:
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess you get what you pay for.
     
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    Crap.
     
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    Knowlege Bomb

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    I like the notification sound better than IM+. I hope they get this squared away.
     
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    no only that, the notifications only tell you: "you have new IM from..."...not actual message text...forget this...for free, nimbuzz or palringo should be better
     
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    I was pretty excited when I saw this so I downloaded it and set up my accounts, but I'm also having push delay issues. Actually I haven't had one come across yet and I've tested several.

    And the 30 minute limit is a real bummer.

    Too bad. It's a nice app and I would've even paid for it if it worked well.
     
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    Well it works great while you're in it and it looks good. I like how it tells you when the other person is typing.

    I'm happy I downloaded it as now I get future updates (hopefully improving upon what they have) for free.

    For now I'll be going back to IM+.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Agreed.

    I love this app, and with improvements to Push and log-in time I think I would use this app most of the time. There is a section of the app where you can provide feedback, I have been using this alot lately, and I am sure if others start as well than the improvements will be made!
     
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    This is good news, whether you like this app or not, it means all IM lite versions will have to have push too else it won't be used :)
     
  14. macrumors member

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    okay i need to be informed...

    I've used ebuddy for my nokia, and i've used ebuddy lite on my kyocera. (when it was free...I didn't know it wasn't free anymore)
    and it's been alright.

    On the other hand, I do agree with stephendoc1984, that it's a little bit buggy.

    I have not used it on a iPhone.

    But what I am wondering, what is "Push"?

    But for the mac, I suggest Adium and set up the hellotxt gtalk function within it (via hellotxt.com). and maybe add some plugins / extensions /scripts etc to Adium.
    But here's the status of development of Adium for the iPhone...
    http://trac.adium.im/wiki/AdiumForiPhone
     

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