TiPb Apps 3.2 -- BeejiveIM for iPhone (Macworld 2010)

BeejiveIM at Macworld 2010

Live from Macworld 2010, Rene and Leanna talk to Kai Yu of Beejive about BeejiveIM [$9.99 - iTunes link] for the iPhone... and iPad, as well as multitasking and push notifications.

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TiPb Apps 3.2 -- BeejiveIM for iPhone (Macworld 2010)


Do us a favor, go yell at YouTube. We use them because they're supposed to be 100% iPhone compatible, yet it takes them time to make the iPhone versions -- we guess. If more people complain to them, maybe they'll make it a priority. We uploaded that video over 12 hours ago, however, so there's really nothing we can do but get frustrated along with you :(

For some reason, the video above shows the play button with a line through it, although the video works fine if you search for it directly within the iPhone's YouTube app.

BeeJive has jumped the shark. They never fixed the Yahoo Chat logout problems (instead adding an error alert saying you need to re-log into Yahoo). Meebo works awesome and DOESN'T have the Yahoo Chat problem, on top of that, it keeps your chat history forever.

Also having problems with Beejive and AIM. After working just fine for a long time, I have been getting the aim.bad.password message when I try to log on for about 2 weeks now. I tested by re-entering password, using AIM on desktop, and using Meebo. Beejive is the only one that gives me a problem.

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Oh wow, I did not know this app had the "Group Chat" ability. That's huge, basically a chatroom. So useful.

Im a huge fan of this app. Worth every dollar. I won this app either on this site or twitter so I got it for free but its a steal at $9.99. Best IM app for sure.

I havent used BeeJive in a while. I have been using Meebo...I haven't used the Beejive app since Beejive updated. I should try using it again.

Great app and probably the best on the App Store for fine granular control over all aspects of your messaging experience. Well worth the price if you care about an excellent user experience.

BeeJive does an incredible job at what it does, but ultimately, it's too much for too much. I had ICQ and AIM at one point, and then everyone I knew quit ICQ and then there was only AOL. This program is a beautiful, highly functional tool for people deep into the social networking scene. For the average guy who's just looking to chat though, I personally feel it's a bit much. Wouldn't mind giving it a go though, see how it fairs against the AIM program I bought...

I've been interested in this app for a LNG time based on the reviews here and elsewhere, but I don't im enough to justify the price. Maybe next time it goes on sale for $5.99.

I think BeeJive is amazing and I love having multi-client IM in my pocket everywhere I go. Perfect.

I personally use Meebo because I only need it as an IM tool versus using it as a full-fledged communication tool (IM, file transfer, pictures, etc.). I do think BeeJive looks good though.