updated 12:15 pm EDT, Thu October 15, 2009
Over two months in Apple queue
Cerulean Studios has complained that a new Trillian instant messaging app, for the iPhone and iPod touch, has yet to be approved. The app was submitted over 60 days ago according to the company, but at last check is still winding its way through Apple evaluation. A steady stream of e-mails is said to have been sent, but met only with generic form letters, giving no indication on whether changes are needed or how much longer the company may expect to wait.
The app allows chatting with other users, organizing contacts, and sending and receiving photos. It can also sync with the PC version of the app, keeping status and contact information updated, while permitting multiple devices to use the same alias.
Cerulean has not identified any extra steps it might take to advance the iPhone app, but it does claims a willingness to cooperate with Apple in anyway necessary to see the program make its way to the App Store. Other prominent messaging apps, such as IM+ 3.4, have passed through testing with relatively little hassle.