BeejiveIM 3.1 Submitted to Apple- Group and Meta Chats

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  1. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Straight from their twitter:

    "New iPhone build submitted to Apple. Version 3.1 includes support for group chats and meta chats."

    http://twitter.com/beejiveIM

    Can't wait!!! I have been dying for Group Chat!!!!!:):):)
     
  2. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    I just wish meta contacts would actually work for users on exchange servers. Meta chats is pointless otherwise.
     
  3. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Does the Exchange Workaround setting not work for you? (disclaimer: I don't use meta contacts)
     
  4. mebx86 macrumors newbie

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  5. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah can someone explain this?
     
  6. gloss macrumors 601

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    Meta contacts allow you to set up a single user profile (say, 'Dad') with multiple screen names from multiple protocols, so you will have one entry for a person even if they have four screen names on four different protocols.

    I would assume that a meta chat would, similarly, provide a single conversation for an individual, regardless of what service you are using to talk to them. So you could start a conversation in AIM and continue it in Google Talk but it would work as a single sustained chat.
     
  7. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Nope. All contacts lose their meta contact settings after the iPhones syncs the contacts. Sometimes it will work for a little while but eventually, the metacontacts are lost. The setting doesn't seem to have any affect.
     
  8. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    If beejive would add @mentions and DMS for twitter and skype i really could have beejive as my only IM app for my iPhone right now i have im+ for that and skype
     
  9. kickpush macrumors member

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    hopefully it fixes the issues i've been having. They have horrible customer support.
     
  10. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What issues have you been having? I'm curious xD
     
  11. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    I have a few that have not been addressed at ALL.

    1) Metacontacts with Facebook and mobile.me sync: if you restore and sync back from mobile me, the facebook field for metacontacts is lost. That is because Beejive uses non-standard IM fields. For IM type in vcf files, we have the options for "MSN Messenger" "AOL Messenger" and "Yahoo messenger" I think. Since Facebook is not a valid IM type, when the contact is sync FROM mobile me to the iphone, the IM type is deleted, thus beejive won't recognise it.

    2) Hebrew: for some reason, using FacebooK IM, user's whose names contain hebrew letters, they won't appear AT ALL on your beejive contact list.
     
  12. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    glad im not the only one who thinks that it took them 4 days to fix my thing thinking my app was pirated which never was
     
  13. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Group Chats - I can't wait for that feature, thanks for the heads up OP.
     
  14. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't had the need for metachats, all my contacts favor using just one service. Group chats will be an awesome feature though.
     
  15. kickpush macrumors member

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    I have this issue on Yahoo where if I delete buddies off the buddy list they will reappear periodically, it's more of an annoyance than anything. I'm unable to delete them, and even if I block them, they become unblocked somehow. It only happens in the BeeJive app, not on Yahoo (official), or on my cpu, or in IM+ (which I do not use anymore).

    There are times where I do not get Push Notifications at all from the app. My phone is not jailbroken or hacked and has never been.

    There have been lots of disconnects and reconnect issues, though, not as much as before.

    I've troubleshooted by deleting, re-adding accounts; uninstalling, re-installing the program... still nothing.

    Inability to set a Yahoo buddy icon, which I wish would be a feature since you can do this with all other IM services.

    I've used this program since it was released and really never complained because it was the best IM program in the app store (and still is). I just wish they would address some issues or at least respond to my support emails or approve my help post on their forum.
     
  16. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

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    they only bug that annoys me is when i go offline under beejive and im chatting on my computer, but im still receiving push on my beejive app. i open up beejive to check to see if im offline, it shows that im offline and doesnt display any messages. but in order for me to clear the push, i have to sign on in beejive, let the chats load then manually clear them and sign off again.

    am i the only one thats experiencing push notification when im offline?


    BTW: is this going to be a free update?
     
  17. kickpush macrumors member

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    ^ If I remember correctly, Beejive has free updates for a lifetime. Or so they said in the beginning.

    Another issue I've had is the favorites has never worked (they always disappear when I exit the program or restart my phone), since the first iteration of Beejive... not that I use it anyway - I wish they'd remove it or allow us to customize the bottom bar.
     
  18. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks good? Start up seems quicker (and it was fast before)
     
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    Yup it does load faster now, good job on their dev team.
     
  21. kickpush macrumors member

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    I believe this is the best build yet... I haven't had any of the issues I was having previously. Also like the new start up screen. :)
     
  22. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

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    This update was not what I was looking for

    I guess I was looking for Chat rooms, does anybody know if something like this would be release? Palringo does this..so why doesn't beejive?
     
  23. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe, but I can't get it to work with Facebook. Keep getting Error popups. (and judging from the Beejive website, I'm not the only)
     
  24. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The Beejive team twitted today saying that Facebook updated their servers
    and there are conflicts right now but they are working on a fix :)
     

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