Instant Messaging On iPhone 3G

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  1. krayziekray macrumors 6502

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    Which instant messaging client on the iPhone supports the ability to receive IM's even when i have closed the app.

    I know BeejiveIM has the ability to do this, but is there any others that support this? Currently i am using Palringo, and though this does take messages after i close the app, it doesn't notify me of them until i open the app again.

    As always, help is appriciated :rolleyes:

    Cheers.

    :apple: KrayzieKray :apple:
     
  2. pkagel macrumors regular

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    Not that I have a direct answer to your question but if you set up Yahoo IM correctly it will send all your IM's to your SMS when you log off your computer. This is kinda nice so that you can seamlessly go from your computer to the iPhone when you leave the house.
     
  3. krayziekray thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is this possible to do with MSN accounts? But then again, this wont allow me to IM back will it?

    Anyone else have any ideas?

    :apple: KrayzieKray :apple:
     
  4. truz macrumors 6502a

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    jailbreak has a background runner app. Allows you to keep apps running in the background. However it drains your battery bad.
     
  5. krayziekray thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL, yeah ... i have tried that after i jailbroke my phone, noticed battery life going down to a couple of hours so decided to chuck my phone back in jail.
     
  6. Ademius macrumors regular

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    Just wait for Apple Push Notification Service, which will make this possible by setting up a server that pushes the updates to the iphone by receiving them from a 3rd party server.

    [Apple server] <- [3rd Party Server]

    v

    [Your iPhone running IM app]


    If it's not in 2.2, I'm sure it will come in 2.3
     
  7. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    oh you mean keep waiting forever?
     
  8. Ademius macrumors regular

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    It's better than nothing..

    But I'd rather have Apple get it right the first time than repeating the mobile me/2.0 fiasco.
     
  9. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    i dont expect them to ever release their push service.
     
  10. ecompuplus macrumors newbie

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    Amen to that.
     
  11. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

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    I think they are hoping we just forget they ever mentioned it.
     
  12. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    they dont even know what they're doing.
     
  13. Ademius macrumors regular

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    Maybe they shouldn't have mentioned it, but just make it available whenever it was ready.

    But I really think they have to release it, or else they have a pretty bad situation not allowing backround apps and not pursuing push notifications. I'm sure it will come eventually, even if it takes 'ages' :(
     
  14. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    I hate to jump on the band wagon about this, but the above statement is absolutely true.

    Apple as much as admitted that they didn't really understand the technology properly when they tried to do this.

    Which makes it likely that it won't be until the launch of the next iPhone next year before they make another go at it.
     
  15. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    IM+, BeeJive, and MobileChat are the only ones that keep you logged on when you quit the application and notify you.

    Palringo doesn't notify you (they don't want to spend all the time implementing the notifications...just to have Apple come out with push...so they're waiting) but keeps you on.

    And that's pretty much all the instant messengers there are (WebMessenger and Fring sign you out, I believe).
     
  16. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    do any of these im apps use your monthly texts that you pay for?
     
  17. fish-aholic macrumors newbie

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    ditto
     
  18. daisuke07 macrumors regular

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    i thoight beejive is the only one that did that
     
  19. iblastoff macrumors 6502

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    um why would they use your monthly texts.
     
  20. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a

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    No they use data.
     
  21. daisuke07 macrumors regular

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    i know, it doesnt
     
  22. pkagel macrumors regular

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    Dunno about MSN but on Yahoo I can IM back to them just like I was at the computer. It's best to do with unlimited texting of course.

     
  23. iblastoff macrumors 6502

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    ummm that doesn't use your texting plan either, genius.
     
  24. greggov macrumors member

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    Thats assuming you can log in to Mobile Chat. :p

    Bought Beejive, and never looked back. Probably one of my favorite apps, and within the top 3 of my most used. I really like the way that Beejive has their notifications set up.
     
  25. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    BeeJive is defiantly the best instant messaging app out there for the iPhone so far...
     

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