IM+ and Beejive submission dates

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  1. Phatzer macrumors regular

    Phatzer

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    Hello,

    I apologise in advance if this question has been asked before...

    I'm just wondering if anybody is aware of whether the push-capable version of IM+ was submitted for approval by Apple at the same time as Beejive, or if it was a day or two either way?

    I was under the impression that they were similar, but just want to know if anybody has the specifics.

    Thanks again.
     
  2. Pika macrumors 68000

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  3. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Beejive, by a LONG shot. And to the OP... IM+ is in the approval process, thats all I know. Either way, I cant stand the UI on that IM client so... I wouldnt touch it with a stick!
     
  4. domness macrumors 6502a

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    BeejiveIM by far! Although, to be fair I've been having a LOT of connection problems and crashes since they released the update with PUSH included. Apparently their provided bandwidth which they don't really have.
     
  5. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    I didnt experience this at all. Were you using yahoo by chance? If so, that was a yahoo issue.
     
  6. MaroW macrumors member

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    i always read beejive is so much better... but never an explanation what exactly makes it better... and beejive doesnt have skype... hm...
     
  7. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Then you haven't been reading. Look through the App forum and likely, on ANY page, you'll find at least one thread of praises for Beejive.

    http://tinyurl.com/nf7wwd
     
  8. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Its the user interface, reliability, and oh did I say user interface? Everything is so much easier to do in the app and you dont have to fish for things.

    3.0 beejive has a new UI, which I am digging even more so than the previous one!
     
  9. MaroW macrumors member

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    yes... like i said... praises everywhere... but what are the differences? if an answer to that is so easy to find why didnt you link it directly?
     
  10. MaroW macrumors member

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    hm... ive bought both... and i cant really make out huge differences in either... maybe noones tried the latest version of im+ to compare?
     
  11. Phatzer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any thoughts?
     
  12. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Like with any chat client, its all about the UI. IM+ UI is (to me) ugly as hell. It looks like a 5th graders crayon experiment.
     
  13. iMav macrumors 6502

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    I use IM+ on both my iPhone and my work-provided BlackBerry. The UI seems to work just fine for me. Easy to navigate and use.

    What exactly does beejive bring to the table that IM+ doesn't have (aside from push functionality, which is coming)?

    I'll certainly jump ship if there is a worthwhile feature...
     
  14. MaroW macrumors member

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    seems its just about the ui and stability... which i didnt have any problems with in im+... plus im+ has skype, beejive doesnt..
     
  15. gloss macrumors 601

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    Well, besides a more attractive UI in general, I'm becoming fond of Metacontacts, which I'm not sure IM+ supports. If you have a friend with screennames on multiple clients, you can set up Beejive to group them under a single entry and set a priority for each service, so that when you touch their name, it will automatically message the highest-priority client that they have online.
     

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