WhatsApp for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Jinkst, May 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    For those that don't know, WhatsApp is a message app that sends messages to other iPhone/BlackBerry users over data rather than the normal SMS methods, whilst still coming from your mobile number, unlike Ping or any IM app. However at the moment it is only compatible with iPhone and apparently iPod touch (and BlackBerry).

    Couple of questions.

    1. Has anyone come across an iPad compatible app that runs like this already? (with a mobile number rather than needing a registration and username like Ping)
    2. Has anyone used it on an iPod Touch and can confirm it does indeed work?

    Reason I ask is that it doesn't have a sim, and hence is definitely completely void of the need for one for the app to work. I tried running the iPhone/iPod version on my iPad but it didn't work. I'm assuming due to this running OS 3.2...
  2. macrumors 6502

    They have a FAQ at their site that covers use on an iPod touch
  3. macrumors 6502

    Is there a way of making it work on iPad? Whatsapp has heavily reduced my phone bills =)
  4. macrumors member

    TextPlus has an ad-free $2.99 and free ad-supported app for iPad.

    The WhatsApp devs were interviewed and said they had no plans to develop for iPad unfortunately.
  5. macrumors regular

    Ah that's a shame. Hopefully when 4.0 is released on both devices it will work across both. It'd be a lot easier if everyone used the same ala BlackBerry Messenger. Too many options on the iPhone in regards to this.

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