1. fungg3's Avatar
    It's been 4 months of waiting, but finally, Ping! is now available on the App Store! Finally iPhone-to-iPhone messaging is possible, and this also works with the iPod Touch!

    Ping! (FREE for a limited time!) uses a unique ID, and works like Blackberry Messenger, so messaging your friends can extend to ANY country for FREE (carriers are not involved)!
    While there are plenty of SMS and IM alternatives that allow free messaging, Ping! offers significant advantages:

    Why Ping! beats IM:
    • No need to log in/out. We know how much people hate getting bumped off when you log onto another device.
    • No need to accept friends. All you need is your friend's Ping! ID to start messaging immediately.
    • Offline messages guaranteed. Some IM apps do not support offline messages or only support it with specific software (e.g. MSN). All Ping! messages are stored offline until received.
    • VERY Affordable. We're offering this for FREE for a limited time.


    Why Ping! beats SMS:
    • No monthly cost. Paying for data AND sms is not exactly good news.
    • No roaming charges. With some apps, sms is free but are either exclusive to the US or support few carriers.
    • Faster delivery. Messages are not limited by carrier traffic. Notifications are instant.
    • Works with iPod Touch. Ping! works with iPhones, iPod Touch and other devices that Apple may offer in the future.


    We know there is an ongoing debate for bbm for iPhone. I personally find it extremely useful since a lot of my friends have iPhones or iPod Touches. Let us know what you think and check out Ping! for FREE for a limited time. Thanks and hope you like the app!
    09-25-2009 02:48 PM
  2. touchyphone's Avatar
    I want to try this, but iTunes on the phone still says .99. I know that's stingy but I like to try before buy!
    09-25-2009 03:01 PM
  3. touchyphone's Avatar
    Okay DL'd it now, waiting for other to test with. Thanks
    09-25-2009 03:21 PM
  4. RTJohnson's Avatar
    I do not see Ping! in the App store guy's.
    09-25-2009 03:32 PM
  5. touchyphone's Avatar
    I do not see Ping! in the App store guy's.
    On the phone, I search PING! and it chowed. Icon looks like pacman eating a text bubble
    09-25-2009 03:34 PM
  6. RTJohnson's Avatar
    Got it, thanks
    09-25-2009 03:38 PM
  7. cobra302's Avatar
    pretty cool

    we should make a thread with usernames to share if wanted
    09-25-2009 04:37 PM
  8. sting7k's Avatar
    I like it. Now I just need to get more friends on the iPhone express.
    09-25-2009 05:08 PM
  9. li2327's Avatar
    Feel free to add me. My username is liliken.
    09-25-2009 11:16 PM
  10. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Add me as well. My name is same as it is here, ctt1wbw.
    09-26-2009 04:36 AM
  11. rijc99's Avatar
    So who maintains the servers and are chat logs kept including pictures once implemented.
    09-26-2009 05:07 AM
  12. rijc99's Avatar
    Sorry Gary, no offense to you, but if I'm going to use this like BBM I really would like more info. Security could be a concern.
    09-26-2009 05:09 AM
  13. grape8pe2's Avatar
    I'm also curious about some of the security issues. It looks like a great program. I did find one bug though, when in a chat session, the landscape keyboard does not work. If you try, the program stalls out and you cannot type anything until you back out and leave it in portait mode.

    One more thing, to make it more like BB messenger, you could have each message marked with a D for data sent, and R for message read. This is one feature I really miss from bb messenger.

    If you could give details about the security issues and update the fix the landscape keyboard issue, this could become a huge hit in the iPhone world. I know I would recommend it to my friends.
    09-26-2009 06:54 AM
  14. Alli's Avatar
    Of course, there's no way to just add someone. Either you chat with them or not. I still much prefer WhatsApp. At this point I'd rather the entire world just have my phone number.
    09-26-2009 06:56 AM
  15. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Exactly. When you SMS or MMS they other party has to have your phone number anyway, so what's the difference?

    Plus, WhatsApp is much more polished, imho.
    09-26-2009 07:34 AM
  16. grape8pe2's Avatar
    Of course, there's no way to just add someone. Either you chat with them or not. I still much prefer WhatsApp. At this point I'd rather the entire world just have my phone number.
    I didn't know about WhatsApp. I do like it a little better than Ping. Thanks for the info!
    09-26-2009 12:45 PM
  17. geeanywhere's Avatar
    Ping I can hide my number, just use username to identify them, I don't like giving out my number for security reasons. So I don't know...
    09-26-2009 04:42 PM
  18. alexosh1234's Avatar
    Check out the app review here:



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    Thanks
    09-28-2009 10:55 AM
  19. treeleaf20's Avatar
    Anyone know if you can install this on Blackberry and ping people like that?
    09-28-2009 12:34 PM
  20. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Not sure about Ping doing it, but I hear WhatsApp is going both to Blackberry too.
    09-28-2009 12:44 PM
  21. hermdog's Avatar
    My name on Ping! is hermdog.
    09-28-2009 12:53 PM
  22. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Sorry Gary, no offense to you, but if I'm going to use this like BBM I really would like more info. Security could be a concern.
    The former agents of the KGB and CIA, as well as the Mossad are all getting everyone's sms messages from Ping.
    09-29-2009 08:41 AM
  23. li2327's Avatar
    I've decided to switch back over to whatsapp. Ping is just way too buggy for me. Wayne I added you. I'll send a message so you have me on your list. Feel free to pm me if you want to become my buddy on whatsapp.
    09-29-2009 11:18 AM
  24. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Agreed! I think we all have to wait for version 1.1 of Ping!
    09-29-2009 11:32 AM
  25. c0mpguru's Avatar
    Ping! has been working since day one for me. Easy to use and have convinced many people to use. Great job Gary!
    09-29-2009 05:04 PM
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