[Release] iRealSMS 3.0 - Full Message App Replacement

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by reznor9, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. reznor9 macrumors member


    Dec 28, 2008
    Released 01/05/2010
    Want more from your Messaging App?

    Do you love your iPhone but hate the limited Messages app? Frustrated that your missing basic functions that are available on most other cell phones? iRealSMS 3.0 fills the gap, and then some with features such as QuickReply, QuickSend, Contact Pics, Smileys, Templates, Forward/Reply via Mail, Privacy Settings, Password Lock, Search Feature, Character Counter & much more! Use it as a FULL Messages app replacement or just take advantage of the QuickReply & QuickSend.

    Do you like choices? Do you like saving money? Well so do we! With iRealSMS you now have the ability to purchase SMS Credits for use with our New iRealNetwork. In addition to your normal carrier text plan you can at anytime switch your sending method to use your iRealNetwork credits to either send super cheap International SMS, or to help hold you over on your Domestic SMS if you have run low on your monthly SMS allowance (as we know SMS overage charges can be ridiculous!). iRealSMS, Convenience... Optimized for your Lifestyle.


    Features List

    • View and Reply to an SMS from any application without having to exit your current app.
    • Supports Lock Screen!
    • New Landscape Layout
    • Hide/Un-Hide Function allows you to background QuickReply so you answer at your convenience
      (press home button to hide / tap status bar to unhide)
    • Option to Call Contact instead of reply
    • iRealNetwork QuickSwitch allows you to switch network setting directly from the QuickReply
      (long press/hold of the REPLY key will initiate the QuickSwitch)
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    • Compose a new SMS from any application without the need of going into the messages app.
    • Supports Lock Screen!
    • New Landscape Layout
    • Favorites List [Image 1]
    • Option to Call Contacts from QuickSend for added convenience
    • iRealNetwork QuickSwitch allows you to switch network setting directly from the QuickSend
      (long press/hold of the SEND key will initiate the QuickSwitch)
    MMS Support:
    • Send & Receive MMS(for MMS enabled iPhones)
    • Reply to incoming MMS messages via QuickReply!
    • Insert MMS content directly into QuickReply & QuickSend!
    Contact Pics:
    • Added to Conversation List
    • Added to QuickReply
    • Added to Single SMS View(via Folders Mode)
    • Smileys Available via App
    • Smileys Available via QuickReply
    • Smileys Available via QuickSend
    • Smiley Filter Converts Incoming ASCII Smiley into iPhone Emoji Equivalent.
    • Customizable to Send Outgoing Smileys as either:
      • iPhone Smileys: Only other iPhones can view them (network restrictions may apply as some cell networks iPhone emoji is not compatible with one another)
      • ASCII Smiley: Will Show on Recipients Phone as ASCII equivalent (for use when sending to other types of phones)
      • ASCII Short Strings: Uses a shorter ASCII script for those that want to save on character usage
    • Create Templates & Insert them into your Conversation via the App!(QuickReply & QuickSend Support not yet available)
    • Supports Multi-Contact Lists, so you can easily make a template and use it as a SmartGroup
    Insert Option:
    • Insert Option added to the Paste UI Callout.
      (Double Tap or Long Tap the Text Field to reveal the PASTE | INSERT options. )
      Select Insert for 3 Options: (only available via App)
      • Insert Contact: add a contacts info from your address book
      • Insert Draft: Insert an unfinished message and complete it for sending
      • Insert Template: Easily insert your pre-defined Templates!
    Privacy Settings:
    • Control the way your iPhone handles the Incoming SMS Alerts.
    Password Lock:
    • Add Password Protection to your iRealSMS 3.0 Main Application and keep your conversations from prying eyes
    Sent Notifications:
    • Use Sent Notifcations to receive SMS delivery confirmation
      (dependent on if your carrier supports sent notifications)
    • Our in-app Blacklist allows you to suppress certain numbers from producing an Alert of any kind and keeps it out of your Conversation List. Customize it to Auto-Delete the messages or to Hide them in the BlackList folder
    Folders Mode:
    • The Standard for Most Phones: View Your SMS using a Folders format: INBOX / DRAFTS /TEMPLATES /OUTBOX / SENT
    • Allows You to Control how you want to use your SMS app!
    Search Feature:
    • Easily Search Your SMS Database by NAME | TEXT | ALL
      (search function found in folders tab)
    Character Counter:
    • Counts the amount of Characters Being used in the Text Field as well as the Total Number of SMS messages that will be Sent
    • Available in App
    • Available in QuickReply
    • Available in QuickSend
    Credit Counter:
    • Displays the amount of remaining iRealNetwork SMS Credits.
    • Available in App
    • Available in QuickReply
    • Available in QuickSend
    Time Stamps:
    • Displays the Time Stamps for All Messages!
    • Displays in Conversations mode by pressing the EDIT button
    • Displays Time Stamps for Incoming messages in QuickReply
    Hide Keyboard:
    • Option to Slide to Keyboard back off screen so as to show a full screen view of the conversation bubbles
      (While in a Conversation simply tap on one of the text bubbles to have the keyboard slide off screen)
    Orientation Settings:
    • Use your app under auto-rotate as normal or lock it into portrait or landscape mode.
    • QuickReply & QuickSend can only Auto-Rotate or Portrait lock at this time
    Built-in Background Feature:
    • For INSTANT launch times use the built in background feature! (utilizes some available memory)
    SAVE MONEY with RealNetwork:
    • "iRealNetwork is a new service bringing SMS to your iPhone as you are used to but MUCH CHEAPER. With 8 EuroCents per SMS it is a great deal for national SMS and unbeatable for international SMS. A common rate for int. SMS is 39 EuroCent which is 500% of our rate.
      It is in the nature of SMS services that we cannot support every destination in the world - therefore it is our policy to REFUND any Credit purchases which cannot be used because our service doesn't support the destination country or network you require. We are supporting over 570 networks worldwide though. So try it out and save your money!"
    • Have them handy for those of you that are only allotted a certain number of SMS messages a month! Why pay overage charges for SMS ala cart when you can just switch over to the iRealNetwork at usually a cheaper rate than what your carrier offers!
    • Text in the SEND or REPLY button will be GREEN when the iRealNetwork is Active
    • Enable in Settings or by Long Pressing the SEND or REPLY button you can initiate a Quick Network Switch!
    • (iRealNetwork sends via your Internet connection so WI-FI, 3G or EDGE is necessary for use.)
    • Long Pressing the SEND or REPLY button you can initiate a Quick Network Switch to easily toggle between sending via your carrier or iRealNetwork
    • Text in the SEND or REPLY button will be GREEN when the iRealNetwork is Active
    • Available via App
    • Available via QuickReply
    • Available via QuickSend
    Compatible with iBlacklist
    Compatible with WinterBoard[Custom Themes]

    Special Thanks to SoggyDonuts, c0rpse, Tosbsas, sysrage, swiftbmx(for keeping us all laughing when we wanted to strangle each other), HappyPappy & others that Im sure I forgot. :oops: Your assistance was invaluable to me!
  2. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
  3. vega07 macrumors 65816

    Aug 7, 2006
    Omg, this looks amazing. Do you think someone can make it work with TextNow? I can't afford unlimited text messaging...
  4. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    If they can make it work with TextNow? Maybe. Will do? Most like no. I believe it would be extremely difficult to code something like this since TextNow uses Push Notifications and a entirely different code set!
  5. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2008
  6. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    I'm pretty sure an update to irealquicksms is coming but nobody knows when. I only use irealquicksms as well so I'm anxiously awaiting an update.
  7. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2008
    i will look into this, and see if its worth it to get. I use quickreply for SMS currently, and i think thats fairly good for my needs.
  8. reznor9 thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 28, 2008
    It has a 10 day trial, so give it a chance.
    You might find you cant go back to the old app your using now after a week of this. :)
  9. aeaglex07 macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2007
    United States
    i wish we had a quickreply for all message notifications like beeJive, etc. but this app looks awesome i'll have try it out
  10. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2008
    whats the advantage of getting this over bitesms?
  11. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    I second this inquiry, from what I see they pretty much do the same thing, just different prices (i believe)
  12. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2008
    from my little bit a research, people have said that irealsms usually adds the features first, and the others copy. I also don't like the pink send button thats inside of bitesms.

    I will do a little more research, and probably try the 10 day trial
  13. aeaglex07 macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2007
    United States
    if this could do MMS animations properly ( not breaking the image and audio into different sections like apples app does) i would probably buy this.
  14. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    Haha, the pink send buttons are more than enough of a reason for me to ignore bitesms!
  15. reznor9 thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 28, 2008
    advantages in a random off the top of my head order:
    1) Folders Mode (inbox/drafts/templates/outbox/sent)
    2) Templates
    3) QuickReply to incoming MMS
    4) Insert MMS content into a QuickReply or QuickSend from anywhere!
    5) Easier smileys interface
    6) Send SMS to email addresses via QuickSend
    7) Contact Pictures in the QuickReply
    8) Superfast non-memory intensive sms search feature
    9) Ability to Hide / Unhide QuickReply to answer it at your convenience (ie: your playing a video game)
    10) auto-hide alerts(customizable to springboard, lockscreen or both) for reasons of privacy.
    11) quickNotes: save text inputted into quicksend window to native notes app or save as draft.
    12) ability to view ALL time stamps for messages within a large fullscreen scrollable list instead of one at a time like bite.
    13) start up to favorites list option for quicksend
    14)much more attractive QuickReply interface with the hidden keyboard and textfield and contact pic(which was mentioned above)
    15) built in blacklist
    16) built in background feature
    17) compatibility with iBlacklist
    18) Queue system for quickreply, so you can have more than one QuickReply at a time
    19) Timestamps in QuickReply

    there should be more differences but thats all I can think of off the top of my head.
  16. strike1555 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    I'm all ready to buy this but one question:

    Will it import all my existing conversations or will I lose those?
  17. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
  18. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2009
    Has anyone tried it? I have been waiting for the update to come out and just downloaded it. It replaced my old version of the prog, but when I try to launch it it just crashes...
  19. reznor9 thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 28, 2008
    If your trying to run the trial it requires you to have an internet connection to download the trial license... without one it wont work..

    or if you have a previous beta version installed you must uninstall it.
    then remove the beta repo
    then install the official version from the bigboss repo
  20. Vonswanko macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2008
    I have been using this since an early beta. The best thing, that sets it apart from BiteSMS, is the ability to send MMS from QuickSend and QuickReply. Everything has been super steady for me as far as performance. Thanks for the great app.
  21. astarling06 macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2006
    Manhattan, KS
    So far so good!

    I've used iRealQuickSMS and even purchased it because it works really well. Now I'm checking out the trial of iRealSMS and it has worked very well. It took me a minute to figure out how to pull up the keyboard when someone sent me a text and I was viewing it from the lockscreen. The auto hide keyboard lockscreen feature was turned on so I kept tapping on the text till the reply block opened and keyboard showed up. I think I'll be purchasing this evening since it's probably the most used app I have.:)
  22. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000


    May 9, 2009
    I'm waiting impatiently on this too!! Hope we get it soon :)
  23. strike1555 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    I just got the trial and I like it except one rather annoying thing.

    When I view a list of all the different conversations, there is a 3 second delay before the contact pictures show up. If I scroll away and scroll back the delay comes again. Is this a bug or what?
  24. sshams95 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2009
    So, is this worth $15? How much memory does the app use when running in background?
  25. reznor9 thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 28, 2008
    Its not a bug. Its a current limitation.. and its not a delay your experiencing... it actually wont load the picture until the list stops scrolling. To speed up performance the contact pictures are not left in cache memory so when you scroll them off the screen they are cleared from memory and have to load again.. we attempted to leave them loaded in memory when in an early beta and it made scrolling the convo list very sluggish and lagged... so that was a sacrifice we made for performance.

    In the next update we will see if we can load the pictures better and faster, but in the meantime this is the best we could offer.

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