Meebo Brings Dedicated App to iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Popular multi-protocol instant messaging service Meebo has released a free dedicated iPhone application 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.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Meebo users on the iPhone were previously limited to an iPhone-formatted version of Meebo's site.

    Article Link: Meebo Brings Dedicated App to iPhone
     
  2. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Location:
    Michigan
  3. macrumors 68020

    niuniu

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Location:
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Location:
    Illinois
    #4
    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!
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    fishmd

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Location:
    Sunny South Florida
    #5
    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. :)
     
  6. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    #6
    Got it and love it.... great app and a great price...
     
  7. macrumors 65816

    djinn

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
  8. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
  9. macrumors 65816

    Ambrose Chapel

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    #9
    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...
     
  10. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Location:
    Allentown, PA
    #10
    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.
     
  11. macrumors 601

    macduke

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Location:
    Central U.S.
    #11
    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...
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

    iWoz

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Location:
    East Midlands, U.K
    #12
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    This is amazing! Just as good as the paid IM apps!
     
  13. macrumors 603

    appleguy123

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Location:
    15 minutes in the future
  14. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    #14
    MobileMe works....

    I can confirm that this works.

    Nabby
     
  15. macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    #15
    Finally! yay! Now if stupid ICQ would allow at least two connections i'd be happy camper.
     
  16. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    #16
    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.
     
  17. macrumors 68020

    AHDuke99

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2002
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    #17
    This is actually pretty nice. I'd put it up there near BeeJive.
     
  18. macrumors G5

    nagromme

    Joined:
    May 2, 2002
    #18
    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.
     
  19. macrumors 68000

    chris975d

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    #19
    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.
     
  20. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    #20
    This looks great! Although, I'm probably gonna use BeeJive more than this. Landscape keyboard? WHERE ARE YOU!
     
  21. macrumors 68000

    chris975d

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    #21
    Are you saying that you don't have a landscape keyboard on Meebo, because it's there for me.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    #22
    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...
     
  23. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
  24. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Location:
    NY
    #24
    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.
     
  25. macrumors regular

    secretanchitman

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    #25
    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.
     

Share This Page