- 06-23-2009, 08:45 AM #2
- 06-23-2009, 08:45 AM #3
- 06-23-2009, 08:46 AM #4
Nobody has some input on this?
IE: How is Skype on IM+? Does either have landscape keyboard/if they do, does it work well? How are the push notifications so far?
I realize some of this info may be available in pieces elsewhere, but couldn't find a decent review/comparison of the two.
- 06-23-2009, 11:25 AM #6iPhone Beginner
- 57 Posts
I have both because IM+ made me mad the other night!
Right now IM+ push notification release hasn't come through the app store. I think BeeJive loads faster and seems to hold connectivity and establish connectivity better.
I personally prefer the IM+ interface (except for the accounts which I prefer in BeeJive).
Both seem to have landscape options in the settings. With IM+ you can lock it to one or the other, not sure about BeeJive.
I haven't used Skype. IM+ has twitter, though, so I'm hoping that will work for me better than my current twitter reader.
As of right now I prefer BeeJive
- 06-23-2009, 11:58 AM #7
- 06-23-2009, 12:13 PM #8
- 06-23-2009, 03:25 PM #9
I decided to pick up IM+ and take the hit on waiting for push. I could barely justify paying $6 for the convenience of having all my major social networking apps in one, along with Skype, let alone the same features minus Skype for $10.
- 06-24-2009, 07:56 AM #11
BeeJive has been removed from the APP Store, too many bugs?
Beejive has been taken down from the App Store, we’re not quite sure why yet, but quite possibly it’s because it simply has too many bugs. After using it for the past couple of days, we’ve found it to be very buggy, and we wouldnt be surprised if Apple, or customer complaints led to its removal until bugs are ironed out.
- 06-24-2009, 08:01 AM #12
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- 06-24-2009, 09:50 AM #14iPhone Intermediate
- 249 Posts
AIM Free Edition
I started using AIM Free Edition yesterday to text my wife. It works well. No landscape keyboard. Push notifications are quick and work very well.
Overall, it works for us since we will only text each other about 1-2 times a day while at work. We have not added other buddies so Beejive is not an option at the moment.
Start free. If that doesn't work, buy something that does.
- 06-24-2009, 12:48 PM #16
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- 07-20-2009, 12:09 AM #22
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- 07-20-2009, 01:19 PM #24
Have to say I like Beejive the best. I got IM+ while on sale right when PNS updates were coming out. It's OK but Beejive lets you send texts as well through AIM and combines lots of messengers. I got Beejive and like it much more. I've done tests and it's PNS is very fast. Appeared to be the same speed when a friend sent me a text through AIM and it came through on Beejive.
Also has allowed me to cut my text plan down to 200 a month instead of 1500.
- 08-03-2009, 11:22 PM #25
A few reasons...
- It's $5
- Push Twitter (as well as being able to post to Twitter)
- I like the UI better (this is very subjective and can be different for you)
- Reliable. Never thought I'd say this, but BeeJive's push has been flaky. Sometimes I wouldn't receive them and I'd have messages waiting when I loaded it.
- The Push Notifications are on the money. Had both running and received IM+ first, every time.
I had chosen BeeJive before going off of the BlackBerry versions. I took a dive and bought IM+ and couldn't be happier. I never thought the day would come when I thought IM+ was better.