Imo for Android gets chat groups
IMO has updated their Android app with some cool new features.
The app now supports group chat capabilities. IMO has also added support for Skype chat groups in this latest update.
Any group member can invite their buddies to participate
View history of group messages on imo.im sent and received after joining
No limit on the number of group members
Send and receive instant voice IMs up to 30 seconds long
Send and receive files
These features are already available on their web app accessible through a web browser.
Imo.im on iPhone gets ability to send photos and videos!
The developers behind the popular instant messaging service platform imo.im have released an updated app for the Apple iOS platform.
Here are the new features:
Ability to send images and video
History loading in the window
Hyves and VKontakte support
Auto caps and auto correction added as a preference
The developers added that this update also comes with some bug fixes and performance enhancements.
We are big fans of imo.im and use it on the Android platform. We hope to see similar features arriving on their Android app too!
Imo.im gets a beta edition on Google Android Market
Imo.im has launched a beta edition of their mobile app on the Google Android Market.
This app is different from the previous edition and did not update automatically.
So, if you are running the older app, you would need to download and install this one manually.
The app comes with an updated user interface which makes it much more user friendly.
There is now a tab at the top for switching between the various windows. No more going back and forward.
Of course, the app retains the core feature of the platform. If you have connected your accounts on any of its services, you can start using it right away. No registration is required. Just login with one of your accounts and it would fetch the rest of it automatically.
IMO.IM is a great alternative to Meebo
IMO.IM is a pretty solid alternative to Meebo. It has been under development and testing for a long time now.
The service supports a variety of instant messaging services including Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Skype.
You can also link all your accounts so that you can simply login with any one of them to get connected with them all.
The interface is pretty simple right now but is very usable. The service is also capable of working on smartphones with webkit web browsers.
On Google Chrome you can turn on desktop notifications for alerts.
Fring adds Dynamic Video Quality feature on Android and iPhone apps
Fring has released new versions of their video calling apps for the Google Android and Apple iOS platforms.
These new editions come with a new feature they call Dynamic Video Quality.
Fring claims that this new functionality would automatically change the quality of video during video calls to enable smooth conversation.
The focus would be to ensure uninterrupted transfer of voice data while video quality is dynamically altered based on bandwidth availability.
This is good news for folks who have been using their video calling solutions on mobile networks.
Skype now has issues with Nimbuzz connecting to their network
Skype has reportedly asked Nimbuzz to stop connecting to their network through their mobile apps.
They have been given a deadline of October 31 to stop all the connectivity. Skype is expected to disable their connection from their own side if Nimbuzz does not comply.
Skype is claiming that Nimbuzz is not operating as per the terms of their API.
Nimbuzz is expected to confirm the same later today to all their users who would no longer get the ability to talk and chat with their friends on Skype.
Nimbuzz believes that this move is related to the upcoming Skype IPO.
Yahoo Messenger with video calling now available on Apple iPhone
Yahoo has released their updated Messenger app for the Apple iPhone platform that comes with video calling capabilities.
The app can be used for video calling on both Wi-Fi and 3G.
It supports connectivity with the desktop edition of the Yahoo Messenger. It would also support the Android version.
Users can also use their paid Yahoo Voice Phone Out minutes through this app.
Windows Live Messenger for iPhone is a hit!
Windows Live Messenger for Apple iPhone was recently launched on the Apple App Store.
The app has become a major success as it has already seen more than one million downloads.
Microsoft spoke at the achievement:
In just 5 days, over one million people downloaded the Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone that launched last week! This early momentum is fantastic, and we really appreciate the feedback we’ve been getting from many of you. We look forward to updating the iPhone app shortly to address a few issues that users have pointed out, and continuing to improve the experience.
Windows Live Messenger is one of the most popular instant messaging protocols on the internet.
Windows Live Messenger now available for Apple iPhone
Update: Apparently, it is only available on the US store currently.
Microsoft has launched their Windows Live Messenger mobile app for the Apple iPhone platform.
This is the official instant messaging app that would allow iPhone users to connect with their friends on this network.
It works on both Apple iPod Touch and iPhone. Of course, it would also work on Apple iPad in an zoomed in mode.
It comes loaded with all the regular features like photo sharing, chatting, and of course social networking.
Microsoft had this to say about this new app:
Instant message with your Windows Live Messenger and Y! Messenger contacts on the go so you’re always connected to the people that matter most. You can even receive IM notifications when your app is closed so you never miss a message.
Windows Live Messenger gives you one place to view the updates your Messenger friends are sharing from social networks like Facebook, Flickr, MySpace and more, helping you cut through the clutter on the go.
Upload photos right from your phone to share your favorite moments with the people that matter most. Create albums, add captions, and let your friends and family comment on your photos.
Access your Hotmail account without leaving the app to read, reply to, and compose emails. Get email notifications within the application so you know when you have new messages.
Google confirms they are working on bringing video chat to Linux!
Google Talk desktop client for Windows does not support video chats.
But they do have a plug-in for web browsers that enable video chats from within Gmail.
However, there is no plug-in available for the Linux platform and Google has now stated that they are working on it.
Google has responded to user queries in a tweet: