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Trillian instant messaging app still waiting for approval

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969


    so tell me,

    When did "orientation" become a necessary address book line? Seriously people.

  1. bhandy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I bet it is rejected

    My bet is Apple will reject it, or approve then later reject it. The reasoning being the chat message "bubbles" which bare a striking, if not identical, resemblance to the SMS application's message bubbles. Apple has rejected chat applications in the past for this little iPhone development faux pas. If they do approve it and leave it in the store, I will be extremely surprised.

  1. olePigeon

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Excuse the skepticism...

    Excuse the skepticism, but the developers of Trillian have never supported the Apple platform. It's been a running joke with them to perpetually have Trillian being developed for OS X, but never release it.

    I'm hoping for Audium.

  1. Tofino

    Joined: Dec 1969



    cerulean studios has promised trillian for the mac since the dawn of time (at least it feels that way). i'd be shocked if they managed to throw an iphone app together, when their mac version hasn't even seen the light of beta after all these years...

    this sounds a lot like a cheap publicity stunt to me to get people talking about their windows client. us mac users have moved on...

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