Will there ever be a legal AIM app on the springboard

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stateofmind, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. stateofmind macrumors regular

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    I know itll be very likely in February when the SDK's are released but is an Insant Messaging application almost a sure thing?

    It sucks having to be on a website to be on AIM.
     
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  3. zakee00 macrumors regular

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    Within days of SKD release, if not before the release, someone will have made one.

    Beejive appears to work very very well in the meantime- I can't wait to try it out when I get my iPhone. And it's free (for the time being).
     
  4. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    from what I can tell if we all work hard and hack enough firmware revisions then probably yes.
     
  5. iSovereign macrumors newbie

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    just wondering if you think beejive is as good as apollo? i know some ppl have said apollo is crap, but i use it everyday and it been nothing but perfect for me. i just like the way beejive looks tho.
     
  6. zakee00 macrumors regular

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    I don't own an iPhone yet, so I haven't used the iPhone version. Just looking at it it looks amazing though. You can try it out for free, might as well.

    I have a friend who uses the Blackberry version and he's completely addicted to it. He got to try it free for a month I think but then he had to buy the full version. The Webapp will be free but when the SDK comes out I bet that many companies will charge a few (or more than a few, I think beejive for BB is like $30 :/) bucks for their software. I'm sure that someone will make a free alternative IM client with the SDK though.

    Works great on a Blackberry, and they have quite the inferior UI if you ask me, so I'd imagine Beejive would work wonders on an iPhone.
     
  7. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    I hope someone develops one that just works. If i idle it wont disconnect me. It wont crash safari, hopefully it'll be a native application... even better if apple would just release iChat.
     
  8. Espo macrumors 6502

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    I love my iPhone, it is def the best phone on the market, but at times I envy those with a sidekick 3, only because their AIM app is better than any online chat client. Even tho the SK3/tmobile has poor service, their AIM app is good. Now if only there was a native AIM app on the iPhone, working on the ATT network with iPhone capabilities, I would be completely satisfied with the 500$ I spent on my iPhone. So, apple better hurry the F up.
     
  9. SpankWare macrumors regular

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    For me chat was the "killer app" for the iPhone. My wife stays home with the kids and we wind up chatting via IM quite a bit. I held off on my iPhone purchase waiting for iChat. Once I discovered Beejive I purchased my phone within a week. I use Beejive on a fairly regular basis and have no problems with it. I would obviously prefer a native iChat application but until that arrives Beejive is offering me what I need.
     
  10. stateofmind thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly my feelings
     

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