Typing in AIM SUCKS!!!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TheSpaz, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I'm finding it very annoying when I'm trying to type in AIM and it thinks I'm trying to ignore the spelling of a word because I'm trying to type a letter that is near the spell suggestion bubble. It makes me constantly miss letters and mispell things. Anyone else notice this yet? Did they TRY the app before submitting it??
     
  2. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    I find it very hard to believe that this doesn't happen to anyone else. Anyone?
     
  3. bit_bucket macrumors regular

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    Happens to me also.
     
  4. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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  5. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    that isn't AIMs fault, that is the iPhone firmwares fault.
     
  6. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    It's the iPhone firmware's fault for the poor auto-correction.

    It's AIM's fault for even implementing the auto-correction...but overall I'm guessing it's better to put it in than to not.
     
  7. J. Dangerously macrumors newbie

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    Re: Typing in AIM Sucks!

    I'm not convinced it is. Take a look at SMS.app, its spelling suggestions appear above the text field. Also note how (1) the text field is smaller than SMS, including the text; and (2) the field does not "grow" as you type more than a line or two, a la SMS.

    AIM has a ways to go before becoming a killer chat, but I'm also awaiting the as-yet-unannounced Adium.
     
  8. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's NOT the iPhone's fault. Alll AOL has to do is make the bubble appear above the text like in the SMS app and then it won't close when you type on the top portion of the keyboard. With the update, I figured they would have fixed this issue (I'm assuming the AOL people who made this had used it too) but, nope it's not fixed. It gets really annoying and it makes me not want to use the AIM app and use a web app instead... at least with the web-apps, I can type correctly. I find it really odd that out of ALL the reviews on this App, I saw only one other person say something about the auto-correction bubble getting closed accidentally.
     
  9. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe cause none of us have actually missed the key and closed the auto-correction. :/
     
  10. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    idk why everyone has problems with AIM. it works perfect for me every time i use it. i only have one problem with it and that is that you can't use the keyboard in landscape mode. it's way easier to type in landscape mode.
     
  11. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    I can do this in slow motion: I can perfectly position my finger right on top of the key and it STILL closes the suggestion bubble if it's one of the keys directly under it.
     
  12. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Weeird...

    Well, while developing has always placed the bubble in the right spot for me, I don't know fully if there's a way to make the bubble appear on the top.
     
  13. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that's my issue with it too.
     
  14. mtehonica macrumors regular

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    Happens to me too! I HATE it! But I'm just dealing with it until MobileChat 3 is approved by Apple and released to the App Store.
     
  15. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    I just talked to the guy who is developing MobileChat and he said it's a flaw in the SDK and that he (Twenty08) hasn't been able to figure out how to fix it, but he knows about the issue and will fix it as soon as he can. So the first version of MobileChat could very-well have the same typing issue as AIM unless they do something different to work around this problem.

    Another thing I noticed, if you hit close to the bottom of the keys, you won't close the bubbles as much. So for anyone who isn't experiencing this, maybe you're not aiming for the center of the keys, but more towards the bottom.
     
  16. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    I havent had any issue with it /shrug. I just dont like AIM period.
     
  17. Iamtherealwoody macrumors 6502

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    Is there an adium app in the works? I sure hope so. If so, where can I find any info on this.
     
  18. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    another difference between AIM and SMS typing:

    If you are typing the last word and it has an auto correction suggestion and hit send before hitting space AIM will NOT send the suggested word, but instead the one you typed. Whereas SMS sends the suggestion.
     
  19. JRTeK macrumors member

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    i still havent gotten aim to work on my phone... it never load my buddy list and i get an error sayin i must have a network connection to connect to the aim network....
     
  20. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    I really really really really wish Apple would make an iChat app for the iPhone that has a similar interface as SMS. That would totally rock!
     
  21. Mike H macrumors newbie

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    It Happened To Me And I Fixed It

    Hi, it happened to me and i fixed it. Do as I say 1. Turn on iPod---2. Settings--- 3. General--- 4. Keyboard--- 5. Turn off "Auto-Correction". Thats it. Bye :apple:
     
  22. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Ya well at the time of this thread being posted that option wasn't there.
     
  23. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    I haven't tried AIM, but have you checked out meebo.com to see if you like that any better?

    EDIT-didn't notice how old this thread was
     

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