For those who claimed IM would not be possible....

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cdewitt, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. cdewitt macrumors member

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    the web 2.0 app that changes it all.....

    http://www.publictivity.com/iphonechat/

    this is a very cool app that gives me alot of hope for the web apps that can come out.... i cant wait to use this on that phone
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    anyone know the AIM foward thing to your cellphone using SMS.....do you think that would work?
    This is limited to ten mins.... i rather have it on 24/7
     
  4. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    Looks great except I cant seem to log in. Cant wait to put it to use! This is the one thing I am really upset the phone is missing.
     
  5. cdewitt thread starter macrumors member

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    its on the top 5 at digg so the server is probably overloaded, i hope he puts on a bigger better server. once i did log in it was pretty incredible
     
  6. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    Nevermind, I got in. Looks really good! Cant wait to see Groups added and maybe a little more eye candy in the actual chat windows. This should do me just fine until Apple adds the functionality!
     
  7. cdewitt thread starter macrumors member

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    yea its very solid makes me more optimistic about these 2.0 apps
     
  8. scootermafia macrumors member

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    This is badass and it's only the beginning. There'll be an SDK soon enough...and these apps with some refinement will get the job done. It's so impressive for being so soon.
     
  9. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    I'm building one, should be out by the 29th.
    Try my hand at some voip and some small other things.
     
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  11. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    If I understood the comments correctly, it is already being put on other servers. When he lets us start paying him he will probably up the bandwidth. There is the Diggeffect for you!
     
  12. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    am i just stupid or is there a way to close conversations?
     
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    Looks good...not quite as good as add new Apps, but I'm sure the huge iPhone following will result in a massive amount of 3rd party web apps.


    Still a bummer, if one doesn't have an unlimited data plan, and does have an unlimited messaging plan
     
  15. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a

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    While this is promising, I'd rather not always have a Safari window open... I truly wish Apple would just develop iChat for the phone... it has to practically write itself... but I think AT&T prevents them from doing that, hoping people will go with their upgraded SMS plan.
     
  16. hotdamn macrumors 6502

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    just wondering, how can you close a chat?
    also, having chats open in new windows would let you use safari's exposé like view on the iPhone.

    Also, get the groups working and it's almost, dare I say, perfect.
     
  17. Icebird macrumors member

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    Why has no one posted that this could be a potential security risk? Your username and password is being sent to the developer's webserver, and who knows what he's doing with it. He claims he isn't harvesting it, and he may not be, but I'd rather not take any chances.

    I'd prefer using something like meebo.com which is used by millions of people and is a pretty big company now. It would only hurt their business for some kind of harvesting of passwords to take place.

    From a recent blog post, they are going to be making it possible to use on the iPhone: http://blog.meebo.com/?p=323

    Not to mention, meebo not only supports AIM, but also MSN, Gtalk, Jabber, ICQ, and Yahoo.
     
  18. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    Looks pretty good- I also wonder about the security risk as well.
     
  19. rcfa macrumors newbie

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    If you're worried about that, and that's basically justified: download the app, he provides the source, and run it on your own web server. That way you won't have to worry about the 10 minute time-out either.

    The other key app, besides IM, is a terminal emulator. Again, there is a web based version around, incl. source, so that, too, you can run on your own server.

    Now all I need is a VNC client or Java on that darn phone, and I have my portable system administration console...

    Where's Apple Remote Desktop for the iPhone?
     
  20. kgarchar macrumors 6502

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    it doesn't work on the iphone

    you're limited to the first like 15 people on your buddy list because it won't scroll
     
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    I don't have an iPhone or plan to get one, but I agree that Meebo looks better: iPhoneChat doesn't appear to support MSN.
     
  22. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    unfortunately, i can't get meebo to work with my iphone very well. in my many attempts to get it to work, i've been able to sign on two or three times, and i've never successfully sent a message. the problem is that there's no send button to push. i think this can be fixed on meebo's side, but the browser often crashes when i'm on the meebo website. :(
     
  23. dangleheart macrumors 6502

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    If you are using the full version of Meebo, what happens if you touch the 'Send' button on the page? I do not know Meebo, so just curious.
     
  24. jstennis1591 macrumors member

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    I can't get the iPhoneChat to format properly on my iphone.......it only takes up a tiny bit of the screen and when I go in to try and zoom in, it renders the scrolling fo the buddy list useless

    Anyone have some pointers?
     
  25. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    well, there is no send button, which is a big reason why meebo won't work on the iphone. i'm sure this is something the meebo team could fix themselves, but, as i mentioned earlier, meebo often crashes on me when i try to login. i'm not sure what that's about. :(
     

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