ApolloIM

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Daiden, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    It's a native instant messenger for the iPhone. I saw it on the Installer.app list tonight and gave it a shot. It kept giving me a "connection failed" error. Anyone else have any luck with it? Or is it known to not be working yet?
     
  2. hxe3333 macrumors member

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    I got it working on wifi. You have to activate on the setting other than signin.
     
  3. Daiden thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I set my account to be the active account. Still giving me a connection error. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
     
  4. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Isn't just using meebo on the web the easiest thing to do?
     
  5. Daiden thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, I'd rather have a native version of a chat application. Websites can come and go (although Meebo probably isn't going anywhere anytime soon) but a native app will be around for as long as it's installed on my phone.

    I'd also like to still be able to receive messages when I put my phone in standby mode (I realize FlickIM does this, but I'm not a fan of how it puts up an away message).
     
  6. iLeoMarc macrumors regular

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    Anyone have screenshots or a review of the app?
     
  7. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, TUAW has some. It's available via Installer, FYI, so its easy to get on.

    Edit: Link fixed
     
  8. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    Can someone install this and see what it's like?
     
  9. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    That link doesn't have any text on it? :confused:
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Looks like there was some extra text at the end of the link. Try me.
     
  11. racemize macrumors member

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    oh man, this thing is buggy. I've posted a bunch of issues on the google code site, btu if you install it now you will be beta testing.
     
  12. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks.
     
  13. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Well they do say its an early beta.
     
  14. The General macrumors 601

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    You mean, it just came out yesterday and they don't have a fully functional release yet?!?! What's wrong with these people!? :rolleyes:
     
  15. racemize macrumors member

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    haha, I wasn't insulting it, I was just letting everyone know. I've posted all the issues I can find to help out the developer, but right now it crashes if start or receive an IM =p.
     
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  17. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Apollo OK so far..

    Well I have used this for a couple of conversations and here are my thoughts. The conversation seemed to want to default toward the top, so it was sometimes difficult to see new messages from my buddy. It was like I had to scroll down a little to keep up with conversation, which was annoying. Also, the keyboard is slightly clipped off at the bottom which was annoying, but didn't cause any issues. Overall Apollo is okay and is what I'd expect from a beta. I love the idea of it being native and on my phone. With a few fixes this will be awesome.
     
  18. badtz macrumors member

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    Hopefully the app can...

    (1) receive messages via edge/wifi when on standby [not sure if it's technically possible, does mail check when it's in standby?]

    (2) can allow phone calls through [suspend EDGE] and re-connect after call is done without disconnecting the AIM session

    I've resisted using IM on the iPhone because of these two reasons :) hopefully this program [if possible] can fix these :)
     
  19. racemize macrumors member

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    yes, that functionality is coming (suspend mode and vibrate notify), also you should post all your comments on the google code page for apolloIM so that the developer can see them (I've already posted the keyboard / scrolling bug, and the IM buddies list bug (it has to do with whether you have aliases, if you do they don't show up)).
     

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