updated 12:25 pm EST, Mon January 5, 2009
BeeJiveIM 2.0 update
BeeJive has announced an update to its instant messaging application for the iPhone and iPod touch, BeeJiveIM 2.0. Designed to work with IM networks such as AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk, MySpace, ICQ or Jabber, users have access to a variety of IM options while being able to manage their account and buddy list. Version 2.0 offers several new features, including image transfers between an iPhone and PC, address book linking, the ability to use default AIM or Yahoo sounds, and voice note functions now similar to those for sending images.
Under a person's buddy info, a "link to address book card" button is now available to give users the option to call friends while staying inside the app. To send voice notes to a buddy, users simply tap a bar, tap the microphone option, and then record and send.
BeeJiveIM 2.0 can also handle sending and receiving various audio, video and image formats, as well as filetypes like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF documents. Priced at $16, BeeJiveIM 2.0 will be available on Tuesday from the App Store.