1. sublime187's Avatar
    ... and still receive new messages?

    Also, do iphone IM apps push a notifier when you get a new message?
    06-14-10 03:39 AM
  2. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    ... and still receive new messages? Yes

    Also, do iphone IM apps push a notifier when you get a new message?
    I only receive an audible notification when the app is closed, but that may be just a setting I've chosen. No doubt there are apps I can download through Cydia that would change that, but I don't need them.
    06-14-10 06:46 AM
  3. Username00089's Avatar
    BeeJive pushes as well as AIM. If you download "notifier" from Cydia there's an option to show a small notification for IM's that are received.
    06-14-10 07:11 AM
  4. fabuloso's Avatar
    With Cydia running backgrounder, this could be possible.
    06-14-10 10:50 AM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    Push > Background notifications


    Honestly, I can't keep my battery from dying on my
    BlackBerry when I keep an IM app open all day, but
    on my iPhone with Push, it lasts a work day, easily.
    06-14-10 12:12 PM
  6. Radius's Avatar
    Push > Background notifications


    Honestly, I can't keep my battery from dying on my
    BlackBerry when I keep an IM app open all day, but
    on my iPhone with Push, it lasts a work day, easily.
    Then run the IM app on the BB in push mode. Mine lasts for many days that way. As it should for the iPhone as well.
    06-14-10 03:38 PM
  7. Duvi's Avatar
    Then run the IM app on the BB in push mode. Mine lasts for many days that way. As it should for the iPhone as well.
    I know IM+ had that feature, but I used BeeJive. Did
    they finally get that? I don't really IM anymore, just
    good to know for future references.
    06-14-10 07:41 PM
  8. SteveO3913's Avatar
    Can someone explain how push works with AIM on the iPhone? I was under the impression that when you navigate outside of AIM, the app closes and it signs you out of AIM. Thus, how can someone IM you if you're not online?

    Sorry for the elementary question, but I'm thinking of switching to the iPhone and inability to run AIM/Gchat in the background may be a deal breaker for me.
    06-14-10 07:58 PM
  9. Username00089's Avatar
    It doesn't sign you out of AIM anymore. It closes the app when you exit, but
    still pushes. You still remain online. Same goes for BeeJive.
    06-14-10 08:06 PM
  10. SteveO3913's Avatar
    It doesn't sign you out of AIM anymore. It closes the app when you exit, but
    still pushes. You still remain online. Same goes for BeeJive.
    Interesting. I'm probably going to pre-order the iPhone and try it out for 30 days while I maintain my blackberry. I'm curious to see how AT&T's reception is in my area, as well as getting used to the push notifications.
    06-14-10 08:41 PM
  11. westla7's Avatar
    Can someone explain how push works with AIM on the iPhone? I was under the impression that when you navigate outside of AIM, the app closes and it signs you out of AIM. Thus, how can someone IM you if you're not online?

    Sorry for the elementary question, but I'm thinking of switching to the iPhone and inability to run AIM/Gchat in the background may be a deal breaker for me.
    I am using IM a lot on both Blackberry 9700 and iPhone 3G. My wife sports 3GS, and is on IM all the time.
    It eats less battery because of push notifications on iPhone. Technically, the application is closed, but it "keeps you logged in" and watches for new messages. When you receive new message, app server's reach Apple's notification servers, and it pushed to you.
    Really inconvenient thing is that to answer you have to click View/open application, which takes time to connect and bring up you the message inside it, so you can chat. However, in most cases, it's enough.
    I liked how it works better on Blackberry, but it seems to drain battery even on BB significantly.
    With new iOS 4 there will be (probably) other apps which don't use push notifications but instead "stay in background", pretty much like on Blackberry. Not sure what would be the best solution -- but we'll see.
    06-15-10 12:40 AM
  12. Username00089's Avatar
    I'm hoping that with multitasking we'll have the option to run IM apps in the backround instead of push. That way i don't have to open the app up on each pushed message.
    06-15-10 02:24 AM
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