Instant Messaging on iPhone

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    As it turns out David Cann's iChat for iPhone (iPhone Link is the only instant messaging application that can be used on the iPhone, though its not without its bugs. I'm not sure if David made changes to his iPhoneChat site since Friday, but it was not working on the iPhone when I first tried it.

    Keeping focus on the IM text field and scrolling back to see what has been said is a bit awkward, and the session is limited to 10 minutes, but it works. Another bug is that tap-drag motions aren't sent by the iPhone, so if your buddy list exceeds the space of 1 page on the iPhone, you can't scroll down to see the rest.

    Meebo.com is another popular Web IM client. While their site appears to work initially, iPhone users are stuck unable to actually send messages. There is no "submit" button for the IM text fields, and the iPhone won't generate one through the standard on screen keyboard.
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Is it still limited to 10 minutes if you upload it onto your own server? I assumed he just did that so his server doesn't get swamped.
     
  3. Yankees 4 Life macrumors 6502a

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    hey i was wondering that exact same thing:apple:
     
  4. arn macrumors god

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    yeah, if you install it yourself, there should be no limit.

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    Which part of that source file do you actually upload to your server?
     
  6. mcomb macrumors newbie

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    mac.com IM addresses?

    Does this work with "@mac.com" AIM accounts? I've tried to use it several times and always just get kicked back to the login screen.
     
  7. brownieguy19 macrumors regular

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    does it count as text messages when you send messages back and forth?

    www.aim.com
    click aim express
    works the same, but you can't scroll through your buddy list.
     
  8. jstennis1591 macrumors member

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    Yeah, can someone explain how to install this to your own server? I have my own website, and I just don't know how to set it up, like which parts have to be uploaded?
     
  9. jstennis1591 macrumors member

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    And also, the publictivity link won't let me scroll through my buddy list?
     
  10. Volcom8190 macrumors newbie

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    Np text messages used when using aim on safari
     
  11. jstennis1591 macrumors member

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    has anyone duplicated iphone chat on their own server? the publictivity one is not working for me at all :confused:
     
  12. scotty588 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah not working for me either. I login and the page refreshes with the login prompt again. Yet when I try it through firefox on my desktop it works fine.
     
  13. iwork4ispot macrumors member

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    hmm my Samsung Blackjack works fine. Oh but the IM is an actual APP and not some web based (SLOOOOW) applet.

    Ah well the hype took over.

    Advertising > PEOPLE

    lol
     
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  15. jstennis1591 macrumors member

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    Very, very soon can be interpreted as many different things



    And I agree that its bound to happen.......:)
     
  16. TriHFH macrumors member

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    I get the same exact problem.
     
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    I tried, but im not sure exactly what im supposed to upload. I emailed the guy and am hoping for a response.
     
  18. Djmx macrumors 6502

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    i think u just upload the whole thing to ur sever and try accessin it
     
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    I tried that, it was a no go.
     
  20. TriHFH macrumors member

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    What I did was copy the "im" folder to my server. Then I added a mysql database / user / password specifically for the application. I edited the config.php to connect to the new database.

    Still, I can't get it working... When I try to login, it beings to load index.php and then reverts back to login.php. I believe the code on http://www.publictivity.com/im is changed a bit, because it displays correctly on the iPhone upon load. On my server, I need to zoom in to view everything properly.
     
  21. aparajita macrumors newbie

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    Another IM client coming

    According to the makers of JiveTalk, a very nice looking IM client for the Blackberry, they are working on an iPhone version that will be released "shortly".

    http://www.beejive.com/
     
  22. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure that AT&T

    has done everything ppossible to prevent us from using external IM clients on iphones. On each of their other phone offerings, each IM sent or recieved counts as a text message, and is charged accordingly. They're not about to give up their stranglehold on text messaging.

    In short, "IDK, my BFF Jill?" is here to stay.

    Me paying this bill is what's SNF!
     
  23. Yankees 4 Life macrumors 6502a

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    hey i dont know what's up with the program but it doesnt work very well with my iphone. is there a way someone could post step by step info on how to use the program?
     
  24. Yankees 4 Life macrumors 6502a

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    oh i forgot. also post what to do with that zip file once you download it
     
  25. scotty1024 macrumors newbie

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    MobileSafari does frames

    I don't know if the developer reads this forum or if someone here knows the developer and can forward this but I have one tip for them: frames.

    MobileSafari does frames and allows them to be individually zoomed/scrolled as needed.

    Put buddy list in one frame, history in another frame and entry in another. You can then see all three at the same time and scroll history/buddy as needed.
     

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