Messi.im - Now has Video Messages

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by thomashk, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. thomashk macrumors member

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    With Messi.im you can easily send your friends a message. This message can also include
    - Video
    - Your location
    - A picture

    Special features:
    - LiveType, your friend can see what you type while you type
    - ReadCheck, see if your friend received your message (Can be disabled)
    - Avatar pictures
    - Use any username


    If your friend also uses Messi.im he will receive a Push Notification. This is a bit like sending an MMS or an SMS.

    If your friend does not use Messi.im you can send a quick email from within Messi.im which also includes your location and a picture.

    Price: US$0.99

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  2. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

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    I like it. being using it today with my friend and it's very fast! I like the fact you can send pictures as well. I have about 8 friends who have iPhones so this is great!

    Only problem is the way messages are stored. I would prefer it if they were stored by contact instead of one continuous stream of incoming and outgoing texts.
     
  3. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

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    Couple more problems...

    It takes a while to load on startup and the icon is dreadful as well! (stopping me from putting it on my home page)

    But even with these flaws, I will still be using it with my friends. Keep up the good work.
     
  4. thomashk thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies, we'll try to implement this in the next release.
     
  5. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

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    Must say this is a lot better than iPushit. Has a lot more features and is a lot more stable. AND ITS FREE!
     
  6. rapidblue macrumors newbie

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    I'm also actually using iPushIt. Just downloaded Messi.im now. Gonna test it out too to compare with iPushIt :D
     
  7. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    Like the other poster said, it would be good if you could organize the messages.
    I like how fast it is. Also I see its only free for two weeks. What is the date of the end of the free period, and how much is it going to be? (if you don't want to publish that then thats ok too )

    is there a way you could also put a "find friends" button on it, so it would search your address book, or email contacts or facebook friends, etc. for friends already using the service ?

    Anyway, great app so far keep up the good work.
     
  8. thomashk thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the feedback, good to hear you like it.:)

    Messi.im will be free until Sunday 16/08/2009, after that it will be on sale for USD 0.99.

    I'll put the "find friends" suggestion, on our todo list for the next version. Should be possible to check at least the iPhone phone book.
     
  9. thomashk thread starter macrumors member

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    We submitted V1.01 to Apple, with supports an enlargeable map, better support for landscape mode and a few bugfixes.

    Messi.im free for 2 more days only.
     
  10. OneMike macrumors 601

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    pretty cool. will like to see the updates and a different icon
     
  11. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    I like the icon.

    Anyway. I see there isn't a way to delete a friend. So be careful who you accept friends requests from otherwise they can annoy you with messages and you cant stop it unless you delete the app.

    Is there a future update that could address this too ?
     
  12. thomashk thread starter macrumors member

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    About the icon, I read your feedback, and it might be changed sometime.

    We are currently writing a new version that will allow to view the conversation with a person on one screen, and you will also be able to delete somebody.
    Should be ready for beta (non public) testing very soon.
     
  13. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    Can I beta test it for you ( I have a dev license)
     
  14. thomashk thread starter macrumors member

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    A few hours ago Apple approved the update for Messi.im. Here is a list of the enhancements
    • Conversations are now kept on one screen, similar to Apples "Messages App"
    • You can delete a "friend". Just go to the friends tab and swipe over the name. Tab on Delete. One friend less... ;-)
    • Badge for the Messi.im icon. You can see the unread messages count next to the icon
    • Better, bigger map. You can enlarge the map to full screen and zoon back in with one tap.
    • Better landscape support.
    • Bugfixes
     
  15. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    Great updates, really good work.
    This app is working great for me too. Its good to see a developer listening to the suggestions, and feedback of users.
     
  16. kicko macrumors 65816

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    This is not a bad little app. PLease, please, please make a better icon, the "M" looks distorted from resizing.
     
  17. thomashk thread starter macrumors member

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    Messi.im V1.40 was approved by Apple yesterday. Major new features:
    - Video Messages
    - ReadCheck, your friend can see if you have received the message.

    Price USD 0.99

    (This is a free upgrade for all existing Messi.im users.)

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  18. thomashk thread starter macrumors member

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    A new update for Messi.im was approved a few hours ago. New features:
    • Group messaging. Send messages to a whole group of friends, colleagues etc. These messages can include video, picture and location.
    • UI improvements, ie. multi-line input box, like the Messages App
    • Speed improvements and Bug fixes.
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