Beejive submitted to the App store

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by jaseone, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    http://blog.beejive.com/?p=92

    w00t!
     
  2. rendez2k macrumors 6502

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    Looks good! Any plans to add Facebook chat support like digsby on the PC/Mac? I don't think any of the other iPhone IM's support it?
     
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  4. jaseone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not the developer, was just checking their blog for an update and stumbled upon that so posted it here as I know there is a large amount of interest for it. However I did see on their forums that they do plan to add Facebook IM support at some time but their focus is the iPhone native client and their WM application right now.
     
  5. slapppy macrumors 65816

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    Now this one is promising. Even when PUSH notification is not available right now ( coming soon from Apple ) this app will still do with it's proposed workaround. It will require MobileMe or Exchange/ActiveSync.. but for those without it, PUSH Notification will here this month. Well as long as Apple doesn't blow it and delays it again.


    "Be connected even after you close the application. Get notified instantly when you get a new message (requires with MobileMe or Exchange/ActiveSync push email)."
     
  6. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Facebook IM support would seriously rock. You think there's any chance they could make it work better than Facebook chat online? (Which sucks) :D

    Interesting that they don't list any pricing info. That makes me think it's on the pricier side (like BeeJive on other platforms) -- otherwise they would have announced that too, if it was cheap. But hey, if it REALLY works likes it's supposed to, and is super reliable and non-buggy (***coughmobilechatcough***), it will be more than worth it. Palringo's been a decent stopgap so far, but I'm looking forward to something that's even easier and more powerful to use, a better GUI, and won't kick me off so much...
     
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    Has this ever been officially stated AFTER they pulled push from the 2.1 release? I don't see it happening in the next 9 days.
     
  9. jaseone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It would be rather humorous if the Beejive IM app appeared in the app store before MobileChat 3.1...
     
  10. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    awesome, i can't wait for beejive. i've removed mobilechat from my iphone and alternate between beejive web app and palringo. ridiculous that a web app could be better than a native app, but well mobilechat defines what is ridiculous
     
  11. slapppy macrumors 65816

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    Good point. Time to Google it. :)
     
  12. domness macrumors 6502a

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    I really can't wait for this app now! The features that it includes is amazing! :D

    However, it just makes me feel how much of a waste the money for MobileChat was. I may aswell have bought a Torch for my iPhone.
     
  13. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    Man I can't wait! I love using BeeJive on my iPhone in Safari!
    I bet the app will be just as great!
    I'm hoping it's better than AIM :)
     
  14. queshy macrumors 68040

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    finally looks like a solid IM app is coming...
     
  15. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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  16. Cannons macrumors newbie

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    $16?
    Ok, if it's anywhere as solid as the webapp then this may be worth it.
    With a price tag like that they're giving the MobileChat upgrade a chance.
     
  17. Cannons macrumors newbie

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    fwiw, MobileChats upgrade is supposed to release today or tomorrow.
     
  18. tongteh macrumors 6502

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    I am ready to hear another excuses from MobileChat if it gets rejected again... eg: oh it's because apple misinterpreted us for this function OR it's because there are some minor part of our application that is not properly furnished!!

    if their 3.1 gets rejected again, god knows what sort of excuses will they have this time... but what i am sure is that i will be asking for a refund, if beejive were to release their application first or if 3.1 doesn't solve any of the current problem.. I have completely lost hope in MobileChat's Developer, they are pretty much hopeless...
     
  19. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

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    I really like the look of the Beejive app, but $16 is a ridiculous price point. I understand that the BB app is around the same pricepoint, but BB apps are in general more expensive I believe. The market has decided that, and the market will also (imho) kill off Beejibe on the iPhone, or at least prevent it from being all that successful, if it stays at a $16 pricetag.

    People just won't (rightly or wrongly) download and pay $16 for an app when there are free and/or vastly cheaper alternatives, even if these alternatives aren't QUITE as good.
     
  20. iSaga macrumors regular

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    $16 for an app that Palringo gives you for free? I find it hard to believe that it is $16 better then Palringo? What is different about it?
     
  21. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    I would be very surprised if it stays at $16. Since I'm not super desperate for an IM client (and Palringo is getting me by so far), I'll wait for the inevitable price drop. Hopefully it drops a LOT, though if it's amazing I'll happily get it at $9.99 at the most. Anything more, and I'll be ok sticking with the inferior Palringo for now. It's just an IM client, after all...

    There's no way I'll ever support the unreliable MobileChat. It's beyond a joke at this point.
     
  22. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    I guess no-one has tried eBuddy web-client? It's superbly good.
    [​IMG]
    When I get home, i'll show some screenshots. It's just like a native app - and you can surf macrumors while you're at it..
    Oh and no need to enter username and password everytime you go to ebuddy.com, it automatically logs in immediatly.
     
  23. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Web clients suck. No sounds or other features.
     
  24. scott99 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, what is better about Beejive that is worth $16 ? I have no problems with Palringo, in fact I like it a lot. I work during the day, so I don't need my IM's running in the backround. I check it when I'm on a train or something, so Palringo does quite well. I too was suckered in by Mobilchat.
     

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