MessageNow approved. FREE app for iPhone-iPhone messaging

derek13

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Jun 22, 2009
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Waterloo, Ontario
Update 11/13/2009
MessageNow has been approved in the App Store.
Get it for FREE in the App Store








All messages sent using MessageNow are FREE and INSTANT (just like BBM).

Features:
-Your own unique Screen Name
-Push notifications (be notified of new messages)
-Contact photo integration with your Address Book
-Selectable ringtones
-Set different ringtones for different contacts
-Personalize app with different themes and backgrounds
-Send messages to any iPhone and iPod Touch WORLDWIDE

I will do my best to answer any questions you may have!
 

Eminemdrdre00

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May 10, 2008
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Wow looks great...and its FREE?! Nice job! I'll stick to Textnow, just because I dont have a lot of friends that are iPhone users, but this is a great option for those who do!
 

IronLogik

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Jun 15, 2009
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Why not just integrate this with the USMS app?

Actually. Why even have a separate app at all? I mean... uh... yea... this is sorta pointless.

Especially with like what... 6 different apps trying to do the same thing here. Ping, Whatsapp, this, and I've seen others. None of them are able to work with another. Not impressed.
 

derek13

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Jun 22, 2009
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Waterloo, Ontario
Why not just integrate this with the USMS app?

Actually. Why even have a separate app at all? I mean... uh... yea... this is sorta pointless.

Especially with like what... 6 different apps trying to do the same thing here. Ping, Whatsapp, this, and I've seen others. None of them are able to work with another. Not impressed.
We are in discussions now as to whether or not we should integrate this into the U SMS app. We value your suggestions are will do what we can to maximize user experience.
 

Eminemdrdre00

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May 10, 2008
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I think you might the right decision by making them 2 separate apps. U SMS kind of already has a similar feature built in if you enabled the U SMS Network option.
 

nburwell

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May 6, 2008
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I know there are some free messaging apps out there that have ads within the app. Since messagenow will be free and stay free, will there be any ads within the app? Or will it be free of them?
 

OriginalFormula

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Apr 14, 2009
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What does Messagenow offer beyond alternatives like Ping? And for your screen name, is it user defined, or is a mix of letters and numbers like Blackberry PIN numbers?
 

efp1

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Oct 3, 2008
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Didn't like this app, lack of landscape mode made it useless for me.
The app isn't out yet. Besides, there's clearly a picture of landscape mode in the first post. I think you're mistaken with another app.
 

andylyon

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Jul 23, 2008
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The app isn't out yet. Besides, there's clearly a picture of landscape mode in the first post. I think you're mistaken with another app.
Thank you efp1! I had multiple windows open for reading a few threads and replied to completely the wrong one!

AnDy
 

mrzeve

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Jan 25, 2005
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Looks great, better than the alternatives. However, I have to beg that you include the following before this even launches:
- Offline reading of messages (as in i dont need a internet connection to read my messages - an annoying part of WhatsApp for me)
- ************* Read/Delivered/Typing status ************* this is key