eBuddy XMS: free real-time messaging application for smartphones.

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  1. Aleksandra.XMS, Jun 6, 2011
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    Aleksandra.XMS macrumors newbie

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    My name is Aleksandra and I am a community manager at eBuddy XMS.

    I would like to introduce you and tell you more about new application that we have recently launched: eBuddy XMS.

    Moreover, I would be happy to hear your feedback and thoughts about the application. If you have any questions, suggestions or issues that came up during use of the application, leave a comment in this thread, I will be here to answer.

    So, what’s eBuddy XMS all about?
    - Free real-time messaging for smartphones: you can send text, emoticons and pictures to your friends with eBuddy XMS.
    - Push notifications: eBuddy XMS is always on, so you don’t miss any of your messages, just like with SMS.
    - Security: send your messages safe and secure. You can find more information on secure mechanisms used by eBuddy XMS here: Q&A on eBuddy XMS’ secure connection | eBuddy Blog
    - Currently available on iPhone, Android and iPod Touch. Blackberry version is in beta.
    - More information at eBuddy XMS - Do more than SMS

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    You can also ask us anything on Twitter @XMS and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ebuddyxms.

    Support page eBuddy XMS Supportis also there to help you!

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Happy XMSing,
    Aleksandra
    eBuddy XMS - Do more than SMS
     
  2. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    am i right in saying your eBuddy XMS is the official client of eBuddy? I was under the impression that Ebuddy already had an app out so thought this was a 'stealer'/copycat etc. The ebuddy website links to the eBuddy XMS app therefore i guess, as i asked it is actually the official application.

    The application itself looks very polished and will definitely be giving it a try!
     
  3. Aleksandra.XMS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    indeed, eBuddy has launched eBuddy XMS application next to Instant messaging service eBuddy.

    Thank you for a good feedback,
    Aleksandra
     
  4. Aleksandra.XMS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    eBuddy XMS: group messaging and web XMS added!

    Hi iPhone/Android users!

    We have been working hard for last three months and now have some great news for you.

    - Group messaging for Android and iPhone: send group messaging to up to 40 friends at once!

    - Video sending for Android and iPhone: share videos in a matter of seconds.

    - WebXMS: access XMS from your computer’s keyboard. If you have XMS installed on your phone and Facebook connected to your account, you can now access XMS through https://web.ebuddyxms.com/#

    - eBuddy XMS for Blackberry is live as well! Tell your friends who have Blackberry that eBuddy XMS is now live. They can download it by going to eBuddy XMS - Do more than SMS from Blackberry browser.

    We are looking forward to hearing your feedback on XMS. I will be here to answer all your questions. You can also drop a support request at www.ebuddyxms.zendesk.com

    Want to be the first one to test new features? Join our Beta community by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/ebuddyxms?sk=app_189282631129871. If you don’t have Facebook, no worries! Let me know your phone and e-mail and we’ll manually add you to Beta community.

    Happy XMSing,
    Aleksandra
    eBuddy XMS - Do more than SMS
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  5. Aleksandra.XMS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Group messaging on eBuddy XMS!

    Here are some screenshots of Group Messaging:

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  6. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    This app its awesome, a little late to the party but I can say, its way better than whatsapp... I think its time to start migrating people. Love the PIN option, just like Blackberry no need to share your personal phone number.
     
  7. Aleksandra.XMS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    thanks for the kind words about our app!

    We hope you enjoy XMSing and keep on spreading word about our app.

    Best,
    Aleksandra
     
  8. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    Aleksandra,

    So far I have a group of 10 people testing the app and before we do the final switch, I would like to report a few complaints bug we experiencing.

    Notification: Sometimes we don't hear the "ding" sound when a new message arrived. Example 1: I'm typing an email and I see the notification banner on top with the text but no "ding" then I open the app and the "ding" goes off.
    Example 2: screen is off I turn on the phone and the "ding" goes off.

    Some of us had problems sending messages out receiving was fine but going out nothing happened for like 2hours. We end up going back to whatsapp to finish the chat. it happen randomly and not to all of us.

    We found that whatsapp is a little bit more polished when it come to colors. Whatapps is very easy on your eyes and I find it more comfortable to use.

    Profile picture: it's possible for you guys add a way to put a picture without using Facebook?

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    also a way to add custom sounds would be nice! the default ones are soso... hehe

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    I almost forgot... Nearby feature range has to be increase. I live in NY and 10 km is a very small area.
     
  9. Aleksandra.XMS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    thanks a lot for testing our app and providing the feedback.

    Can you please specify whether your friends are on iPhone or Android? Were all of you using the same beta apps or you are using live version from the apps store?

    I want to clarify some things to assess your issues: while you could not send messages, did you get any error message? Were you on Wi-Fi or 3G connection?

    I want to let you know that the manual profile picture is on our roadmap and will be available soon. Thanks for suggestion about 10 km radius, it might be useful indeed!

    Thanks in advance for the answers!

    Best regards,
    Aleksandra
     
  10. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    We have Androids and Iphones (we use the app from the store). My friend was using Android on 3G when it happened, while whatsapp was working fine. It has happened twice since we started testing this app.

    On my iphone, I'm still having problems with sound and visual notifications.

    Another problem I found is with pictures I received. For example I received one picture, I saw it was saved to my camera roll but by mistake I deleted the pic. So I went back to the original message open the picture but it wont let me save it to my phone. Not sure if is a bug or that the way its supposed to work if I delete the picture from my camera roll.

    Suggestions:
    PIN; If I add a person by pin when I go to info it doesn't show the pin of the other person. anyway to show that under info?

    Adding people by PIN: can you add a way for people to accept the person before they can start sending messages? Someone add me yesterday using the PIN option and I saw a message pop up but the person started sending messages right away without me authorizing it.

    Status: would be nice to have a way to set status.. Available,Busy, Custom, and the most important offline ;)

    lets make this app the BBM killer! ;)

    If you have a beta send me a link you have my phone # in your inbox.:)
     
  11. Aleksandra.XMS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi again,

    thanks for your suggestions.
    I'll check whether the issue with pictures is an expected behavior or the bug.

    Also about PIN: definitely interesting suggestion, we will look into it.

    We have a beta community where you can your friends can sign up. Please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/ebuddyxms/app_189282631129871. Afterwards you'll receive regular emails with the latest releases and be able to provide your feedback on the latest features that are not yet released to the market.

    Best,
    Aleksandra
     
  12. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    I sent you my phone # I don't use any Facebook apps. Can you push the beta to the my phone?
     
  13. Aleksandra.XMS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can send you links by e-mail, can you send it to me via private message?

    best,
    Aleksandra
     
  14. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    done!
     

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