Updated: BeeJiveIM, AIM, and IM+ -- Push Apps Now in iTunes Store!
Pinch yourself. You're not dreaming. It took longer than we'd hoped, but push IM apps are finally starting to appear in the iTunes App Store.
BeeJiveIM [$9.99 - iTunes link (opens in new tab)] with Push and AIM [$2.99 - iTunes link (opens in new tab)] are the first out of the goat, and hopefully more will follow.
Update: IM+ with push notification for IM, Skype, and Twitter is also now live in the App Store.
If you get your push on, tell us how it works for you, and what if any tweaks you make to the push settings to control your level of interruption. And if you notice more push apps going live, let us know!
[Thanks to Bruce everyone who sent this in!]
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And yes, Beejive is worth the money.
Palringo for the win!! Come on! Get push! :(
Push seems to be working flawlessly, even tried locked under 3G and the messages were being delivered.
I created a new WLM address just for this use, I don't want everybody in my list to reach me 24h.
Rene are you posting from your iPhone?
I'll tell you this I don't ever want to be the first one out the "goat"
I don't want to even be in the goat.
No but seriously. Being as it took so long I bet Apple gets real selective with allowing the number of push apps. I just don't think Apple has the bandwith to follow through 100% or it would started a year ago as promised. Just my thoughts.
1. Update Beejive to 3.0/Install it from the App Store
2. Run it
3. Accept the request to use push notifications
And that's everyting, just quit the app without logging out and you'll receive the notifications.
but appl hit a hr with push...just cant wait for myspace push**
If you try to COPY something and paste it, i don't know how to paste it because there is no Typing Bar like normal chat.
You can send pictures. In the chat tap on the persons name and a dropdown menu will slide out, letting you send pics, voice memo (recorded from in-app), email the conversation aaand, I forgot the last thing. But the functionality is there.
I have that same proablem, just click on the update tap again and it will show up :)
it's still crap
really, because I've been using palringo for a long time and it does everything I could possibly want and more.
Plus I heard beejive doesn't even IM pictures. That's pathetic when you are PAYING for the app. Palringo does that for free.
Like I said, I'm new to Beejive, so maybe that's just the way it works, and I must also add that I'm doing my testing in a 1 to 2 bar area @ my desk, so my test conditions may not be ideal.
I also used IM Fowarding prior to this and that worked fine, automatically determining if I was logged on my PC versus near my phone...PNS is redundant in this instance and less intuitive...am I missing something??
With the alerts on , I think it only shows the recent Alert from that application. I guess theoretically , if I get 20 PNS from AIM I won't have to exit through 20 alerts.
I'm still gonna see though.
Except for send videos which of course neither does Beejive yet.
And Palringo is a great program, it is very stable, keeps you logged in when you go to other apps, allows for group chats.. Why do you people think beejive is so amazing? I think it sucks.