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Two Web-based IM apps for iPhone

updated 04:00 am EDT, Thu July 19, 2007

IM iPhone apps

Two new instant messaging Web-based applications for the iPhone have been released. FlickIM is an AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) chat application designed specifically for the iPhone. It features typing status messages, bubble-shaped text boxes and a contact listing. It also sports a sleek grey interface and a specially designed text entry box. iPhoneChatClient uses the IUI interface to closely mim iChat in a sliding list format. Its interface moves relatively quickly, though there aren't great options for holding multiple chats simultaneously and currently there is no buddy icon support.




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  1. jhawk95

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Buddy List Not Working

    The Buddy List in the Flick application is not giving me my true buddy list. It appears to only give me the people who i have listed in my contacts on the iPhone.

    So say, for example, I have you in my AIM buddy list, but not selected in my Mac Address Book under the AIM setting, then you will not show up in my Flick buddy list.

  1. jhawk95

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iphonechatclient as well

    iphonechatclinet does not work. It will not even log me in using the same account I logged into on AIM and on the Flick service. It is eithe broken or only collecting user names and passwords and is a fraud site.

  1. chili_palmero

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Jive Talk Much Better

    Jive Talk for iPhone is superior to these other 2 as it is a multi platform chat client. It supports AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk and Jabber. On your iphone go to http://iphone.beejive.com

  1. dancrane2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    These are OK, Try BeeJive

    I saw these before, I like Beejive better. Go to iphone.beejive.com. It uses multiple client logins for many services and is more visually appealing in my opinion. yahoo, googletalk, msn, yahoo, icq, etc.

  1. jhawk95

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    WOW! Thanks!

    You guys are right and this is awesome!

    The beejive site is so kool and it pulled my buddy list right in from AIM. I am chatting with my friends now and it is so kool and I like the interface too.

    When using this, I am not using any text messages, right? This is completely free as far as ATT is concerned?

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Security

    I'm not sure if I want a another third party company seeing my chats. Running through AOL's servers is one thing, but another company I've never heard of?

    What I'd like to see if someone write an iChat gateway that runs on my Mac at my house, rather than run through a third party's servers.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ignoring .mac users?

    Neither of these clients allows me to connect to AIM using my .mac login. This is a fatal flaw for me (and I would think that a high percentage of iPhone users would be .mac users).

    Beejive DOES allow a .mac login to use AIM.

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