IM Client that works in the background?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Bloake, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Bloake macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2008
    Is there such thing? I use AIM and I have to keep the app running to be online. Is there an app that I can close and do other things and still be online?
  2. Four20 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2007
    not yet.

    your best bet right now is to jailbreak and use the application 'backgrounder'. I use that with beejive to keep it running in the background after i press the home button
  3. wmcwmc macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2009

    Yes there is but they are all paid :mad::mad: But i use this one: Web Messenger another one is Beejive im but its really expensive:mad::mad:
  4. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    At the moment, no- no third-party apps are allowed to run in the background on the iPhone at the moment assuming you're not using a Jailbroken phone & Backgrounder.

    The closest any of the IM clients can get is to keep your account online via their servers and then send you an email or text message when a new message comes in. BeeJive does this as I believe do several of the other paid ones (I've only really used BeeJive, so I can't speak accurately to the others...). BeeJive is a bit on the expensive side as far as apps go, but it's well worth the price in my opinion (and that of most people I've seen talk about it).
  5. Mobile923 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    New York, NY
    Just got an update for "AIM Free" (ad supported, as opposed to the new AIM paid app)

    Says it allows you to stay logged in for 24 hours, and receive SMS notifications when the app isnt running.
  6. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    no theres not. the iphone is generally too weak to multitask so you'll never see this officially. 'backgrounder' for jb phones helps sometimes but usually your apps will just run out of memory and close without you even knowing.

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