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
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?!
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.
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)
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!
Both are good apps. I like Ping alot better just on the no cell number needed factor alone. Hopefully future releases will add contact buddy lists but it's a start. Feel free to add me. My username is liliken.
With Ping!, you have to remember a users ID. If I have someone in my Contacts\Address Book, and have linked them to Ping!, I should be able to select the persons, REAL NAME to thus start a chat conversation...