TiPb Give Away: BeeJive 2.1 for iPhone with FaceBook Chat and Anti-Piracy Combat!

BeeJive makes one of the best instant messenger clients on the iPhone -- or any platform, see our review -- and with version 2.1, it now includes:

  • Support for Facebook IM, including the ability to login from multiple locations, update your buddy picture and Facebook status updates
  • Wallpaper selection inside the application, giving you the ability to select your own wallpaper
  • Performance enhancements

But wait, there's more. It also includes a very creative -- and comedic! -- way of dealing with iPhone App pirates. Sort of a carrot and stick (or baseball bat and axe kick) approach:

We have recently implemented new anti-piracy measures in BeejiveIM for iPhone. We have tried to keep our approach fun with an error message and a video. But we hope our message is clear: please respect the work of developers.

We agree. Go get BeeJiveIM now [iTunes link]. Or, if you really want it for FREE, BeeJive was awesome enough to give us two (2) promo codes to give to you, our equally awesome readers. How can you get your hands on them? Just head on over to our Forums and find out!

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Rene Ritchie

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TiPb Give Away: BeeJive 2.1 for iPhone with FaceBook Chat and Anti-Piracy Combat!


What do their anti-"piracy" measures consist of? Is the program sending confidential information from a customer's iPhone/Touch to the company?

What makes it over priced? Cost and value are too different things. I bought BeeJive when it first came out and it was well worth the money for the high quality and server side work around they provided.
Do you work for a living? What would you think if someone said you were over paid? That you should only get $0.99 for your work?

I love bejiveIM it's what a Instant messageing app shoud be.. customization looks great feels great it's truly top of it's game no doubt about that and also ding!!! With aim or yahoo FREE SMS!!! it's got all of the great proticols now includeing facebook! I don't have many apps on my iPod I've payed for beejive is one of the only ones and it's worth every penny. And now with gmail sync u can get free push email which means alerts of Im's when u get them :-D

Yes, BeeJive does look great (unless you have horrendous-looking grass backgrounds, cartoon friends, and you chat with staplers) :roll:
That cheap-looking screen shot isn't helping them at all.