BeeJiveIM $15.99 -> $9.99

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by arn, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. arn macrumors god

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  2. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    $12.99 in Australia.
    Still not worth it when I can get something that does the same thing for free.
     
  3. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Yea I was following this for a while. I think that is lowest it will go. At least for a while.
     
  4. xolan99 macrumors regular

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    There's a free IM app that keeps you logged on at all times, does email push notifications and logs your chats?
     
  5. rendez2k macrumors 6502

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    I've never looked into it but what exactly are the killer premium features of BeeJiveIM which make it worth the price and better than the free ones?
     
  6. krayziekray macrumors 6502

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    Really don't see the point of this as Palringo is going to be releasing version 1.2.3 in the next couple of days (waiting for it to be approved and added to the AppStore), which will keep you logged in upto three hours after you close the app, send you email nofications and best of all is $15.99/£9.99 cheaper then Beejive :D

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  7. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Just how long do you think Palringo can keep offering an application AND a service absolutely for free? Beejive already have their revenue model worked out...
     
  8. outz macrumors 6502

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    If that is the case, just continue to use Palringo while it is free, and then if they begin to charge, compare its price with whatever apps at the time have the same functionality.

    I own Beejive, but completely understand users who would rather utilize something free rather than paying (a good amount in the iphone app world) for something that has similar features
     
  9. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Why won't you just jailbreak ya'll phone and then you could have "push." Its a program in Cydia called Backgrounder. Works perfect and is the same as push.
     
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    That kills your battery.
     
  11. kleinias macrumors regular

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    When I last used the "Backgrounder" application, I found that while battery life was fine, it just wasn't an application that worked very well with the programs I attempted to use it with. It may have just been a conflict on my iPhone so I cannot say that what I found will be true for everyone.

    I wish Apple would simply allow us the choice to use applications in the background, but I suppose that is a discussion for another time.
     
  12. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    palringo has an update submitted that does all this, oops someone already said this =]

    well anyway, I'm really thinkin' of getting this, but not sure if it's worth 10 bucks, look what else I could get for 10 bucks

    Zym
     
  13. refused macrumors newbie

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    grrr...just purchased this on Tuesday. Wish I had known about this. Oh well, this is a great program, and so far has been worth the $10 now that fetching is working properly
     
  14. krayziekray macrumors 6502

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    I was seriously thinking about buying Beejive now, especially since it's been cut down to £5.99 in the UK. But since Palringo annonced the new version, I'd thought I wait :D

    :apple: KrayzieKray :apple:
     
  15. great high wolf macrumors regular

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    I sprung for BeeJive at £5.99. The UI is excellent, and they have the option of 24 hours of connection now rather than when the servers have been increased to handle the traffic, as Palringo are doing.

    Don't get me wrong, Palringo is a great app, but IMO, £5.99 is a steal for BeeJive.
     
  16. krayziekray macrumors 6502

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    Hmmmmmm .... Got me seriously double minded at the moment, should I or shouldn't I? Quick question, can you choose what email address you want noficications to be sent to?

    Thanks

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  17. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    As I think everyone who bought it, along with me, while at $15.99/£9.99 will agree - it was worth the dosh.
    At $9.99/£5.99? - Why are you still here reading this!! It's a complete bargain. :cool:

    R-Fly
     
  18. OneMike macrumors 601

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    I'd say go for it. Yes you also can choose what address the notifications are sent to.
     
  19. krayziekray macrumors 6502

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    Okay, how would I go about doing that. I have just brought the app mainly due to the landscape functionality which will actually make IM a much better experience on the iPhone. Palringo should have included that with the annonced update.

    So how do I set up notifications?

    EDIT: Nevermind: got it working
     
  20. neilp4453 macrumors regular

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    Just dled this app...it is pretty nice.

    "Fake" Push, link with phone contacts for sms, and landscape (BYE MEEBO)
     
  21. great high wolf macrumors regular

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    I hesitated over it whilst it was at £7.49 a couple of weeks back, but one of my friends bought it then and thought it was great, so when it came around at £5.99, I couldn't resist. ;)
     

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