Beejive updated with background support!

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  1. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    I checked the app store for updates a little while ago and Beejive 4.0 has been released! According to the changelog, it now includes background support for iOS 4.0. I tried checking their website to see what that really meant and came up empty handed. Does anyone know if it's just using the save state/fast app switching or is it staying connected for a certain period of time in the background?

    I know there is an IIRC app that has a 10 minute timeout where it stays connected while chatting. I'm really hoping something similar is going on here, I hate that beejive has to reconnect every time I open it back up to send a message.
     
  2. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    uhhh, what's beejive?
     
  3. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    An instant message app that supports AOL, MSN, Yahoo and many others.
     
  4. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    its an IM app, probably the best and most overpriced
     
  5. JeffreyDJ macrumors regular

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    It's generally considered the best IM client.

    And yes, I got the update earlier and it works like a charm.
     
  6. Sirobin macrumors 6502

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    Yes! This is probably the update I’ve been most waiting for!
     
  7. phixionalninja macrumors regular

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    I'm in class at the moment, so I can't whip out my phone and check. I was looking through the settings earlier after updating though, and I recall seeing a setting for how long it stays connected (1 hour by default I think). I certainly didn't notice any time spent reconnecting when I was switching in and out of it to different apps though.
     
  8. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully it supports Task Completion, the 10 minute window someone has mentioned already. I never thought about Task Completion being used this way until Colloquy did it, I think it is pretty ingenious! Hopefully Apple will ease up the API and allow IM clients to stay connected a little longer.

    Though, 10 minutes is perfect for someone going into Beejive, sending or replying to a message, switching to another app, and then switching back within that 10 minutes. I wonder if that 10 minutes is reapplied every time you go in?

    EDIT: Now I really want my iPhone 4. This app will be perfect with fast app switching and task completion
     
  9. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Maybe if they put in less work, they could make it cheaper. Make it suck and charge 99 cents.
     
  10. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    Obviously, it uses fast app switching. I think it also uses the 10 minute task completion API, since I don't get the reconnecting image when I switch right back to it. If I leave for a bit though and come back, it says reconnecting. I haven't tested to see if it was 10 minutes or not though. Also, it has updated graphics for the retina display.
     
  11. kr00k322 macrumors 6502

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    I just left it alone for 15 minutes it loaded and I seen connecting for less than a second and it went right back into my convo. I must say it's very clean.
     
  12. mikethebigo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just did some testing. It apparently stays running and connected with the task completion API for exactly one minute. If I switch back anytime after 1 min, it still does the fast app switching but pauses for a moment to reconnect. Even a minute is really nice, I can quickly switch from my convo to something else and back without a reconnect pause, which is really nice!

    Good job beejive crew!
     
  13. Farfooz macrumors member

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    one of my most anticipated app updates, except for whatsapp which i am fairly disappointed in that they havent fixed it. anyways, beejive does utilize the task completion as well as the fast app swtiching, and reconnecting is faster than ever. really, i use to hate beejive. now, its one of my fav apps on the iphone. especially loving the retina display graphics.
     
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  15. mikethebigo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'll be able to comment on the improved graphics tomorrow after a early trip to the AT&T store :D
     
  16. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I hope that updated the icon. Apple shouldn't allow ANY updates in without the developer taking one minute to update their icon to high-res.
     
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  18. ultravioletfly macrumors regular

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    Just a warning for iPad owners. The latest Beejive does not work on the iPad! Perhaps this was on purpose to make you buy the iPad-specific version. If so, they definitely won't be fixing this in future updates. I'm probably going to go back to using AOL AIM app to use on the iPad, since I don't want to pay $10 again, especially since it was working fine before.
     
  19. anjinha macrumors 604

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    You guys are confusing what task completion is. Task completion means if you're sending a a pic to someone or uploading something to flickr it will continue to do so when you leave the app. It has nothing to do with how long it takes to reconnect when you switch back to the app.
     
  20. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    If someone sends me a message on GChat while I'm underground in the subway (without phone reception), will it come through on BeeJive when I finally do get reception?
     
  21. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Not using GChat but I'm using Yahoo! IM and the answer is yes.
     
  22. OverSpun macrumors 6502a

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    beejive is great. I bought IM+ first, but its terrible. It had so many bugs, so I had to delete it. Beejive has way better updates. It took 2 months on IM+ by fixing it.
     
  23. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Quick question.

    I'm using Meebo and like it a lot. I tried eBuddy (free) and didn't like the sound notification.... just not loud enough and I really like the Meebo notification (I think it's the standard system one).

    So before I purchase Beejive, can someone tell me if it uses its own sound for notification or the standard one?
     
  24. CmnMrkt macrumors newbie

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    You can choose between Default, AIM, MSN or Yahoo sounds.
     
  25. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the quick reply. So, just to clarify, sounds can be configured for each IM account, or just for all IM accounts.
     

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