Messaging solution for iphone <--> android

sbddude

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Sep 27, 2010
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Wife has a 4S, I have a GS3. I am looking for a good chat/IM solution that works well between BOTH iOS and Android.

I've tried:

Google Talk: Works great on android, always signed in and running in the background. Can use on PC/phone seamlessly. On iOS we've tried Vtok but it does not stay signed in.

iMessage: No support on android.

Google Voice: Apps need to be manually refreshed, a bit of a pain. No photo support.

Is there any app that uses a non-proprietary message system and stays signed in on both?
 

sakau2007

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Oct 12, 2011
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GroupMe might be worth a look. It is a free app that you can use for group messaging.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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Wife has a 4S, I have a GS3. I am looking for a good chat/IM solution that works well between BOTH iOS and Android.

I've tried:

Google Talk: Works great on android, always signed in and running in the background. Can use on PC/phone seamlessly. On iOS we've tried Vtok but it does not stay signed in.

iMessage: No support on android.

Google Voice: Apps need to be manually refreshed, a bit of a pain. No photo support.

Is there any app that uses a non-proprietary message system and stays signed in on both?
I use BeeJive for AIM / GTalk / MSN / Facebook chat and it stays signed in.

Edit: it looks like they have a stripped down BeejiveIM GoogleTalk only version of app you can test out.
http://www.beejive.com/iphone/gtalk/