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WhatsApp or Ping!?!?!?
So I just downloaded both of these apps that allow BBM style chats with other iPhone users. Ping! is brand new, free for a time. Question is, anyone using any of these give me their opinion. I can't see a benefit to either, but other with more use may know better...thanks
- 09-25-2009, 05:24 PM #2
Whatsapp is pretty damn good. I've just downloaded Ping too and will check it out. The one thing I can see it has over & above whatsapp is the fact you don't need to divulge your phone number, just a user name. Hopefully the 'feel' of the app is good,but I've only just sent out a load of invites so still have no contacts with whom to check it out!
Can't complain about the price though eh?!
- 09-25-2009, 05:36 PM #3
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- 09-25-2009, 06:01 PM #6
that is big alli! ive been chatting with blu who is in the uk and im in the us on ping with no issues at all! i just wish there was a contacts list or favorites or something in ping. seems like you have to make a new phone contact keep the actual contact info. i like how blackberry messenger has the contacts within the actual app.
- 09-25-2009, 06:05 PM #7iPhone Nanite
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i like whatsapp can you guess why? lol...
edit: i think ping is a great app and it is always nice to have a dose of healthy competition. but let me elaborate more on what i see advantage of whatsapp are:
- it is free.
- it tells you when somebody is online/typing a response.
- you can create and share a status with your friends (and if they chose so, they can get notified of your status changes)
- no pins/usernames to remember (i see it as advantage, but some others don't
- landscape mode (coming in next version)
- native iPhone look and feel (we tried to make our app look like a native app to make it easier for people to use)
Last edited by whatsapp; 09-25-2009 at 06:21 PM.
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- 09-25-2009, 07:55 PM #9
I have been using WhatsApp. Just downloaded Ping today and have been playing with it. It is nice with the user name and all but I am not sure that I do not like WA a bit better. The UI seems nicer and smoother, IMO. I am sure tha I will be using both though!
- 09-26-2009, 05:34 AM #10
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- 09-26-2009, 05:45 PM #14
I'm really on the fence with ALL chat type applications on the iPhone. I hate how sometimes my party does not receive my message(s).
Anyway, for now, I like Ping!, i.e. the speed in which it opens, I love WhatsApp for the interface.
So, if WhatsApp can increase the opening speed, and be consistent in delivering messages, I think we have a winner...
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