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eBuddy XMS now available for BlackBerry and hoping to win you over

By Jared DiPane on 14 Sep 2011 12:41 pm EDT
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eBuddy XMS

We know what you are thinking -- cross platform messaging clients are like a dime a dozen now a days, and with so many options, what makes this one any better? With clients like Kik, LiveProfile and WhatsApp available already, the folks at eBuddy XMS knew they had to step it up a level beyond the others and they feel they have done so very well. Features of eBuddy XMS include:

  • eBuddy is a pioneer in the mobile messaging landscape, with its instant messaging apps having seen more than 100 million unique downloads to date
  • eBuddy has the experience and know how to deliver a reliable messaging service, exemplified by the more than 17 billion messages it processes every month
  • Since its launch (late May), eBuddy XMS has seen a great reception, currently being in the top 20 in 27 countries (social networking category - iOS)
  • eBuddy has also developed Web XMS, an exclusive web-based companion app that allows you to manage all your XMS messages through the comfort of your computer. 

Knowing that not everyone can be tied to their mobile device at all times, or folks at the computer don't always want to pick up their device to respond to a message, having a web-based companion is a huge help that definitely sets it apart. Unfortunately eBuddy XMS is not available through AppWorld, but it is available through their site for download. More images after the break.

More information / download of eBuddy XMS

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eBuddy Contacts

eBuddy Chat

Reader comments

eBuddy XMS now available for BlackBerry and hoping to win you over

45 Comments

Hey!

My name is Aleksandra and I am a community manager at eBuddy XMS.

Thanks a lot for your feedback and kind words!

We are constantly working on making our application better.

We want to invite you to our beta community. You will be able to test latest features and profive your feedback. To subscribe, please follow this link: http://apps.facebook.com/ebuddy-xms-beta/

Best regards,
Aleksandra
www.ebuddyxms.com
http://twitter.com/#!/xms
https://www.facebook.com/ebuddyxms

There are just way too many of these cross-platform BBM clones on the market at this point. The last switch I made was to LiveProfile and I think I'm staying with that one.

Don't quote me on this, but I believe in order for an app to be available to be on app world, the app has to be sent in to RIM/Blackberry for approval; and satisfies its "rules" and/or "policies."

Hey!

My name is Aleksandra and I am a community manager at eBuddy XMS.

We have submitted our application to the Blackberry AppWorld, but, unfortunately, the approval is taking longer than we expected.

Our priority was to bring the application to the market and users as soon as possible, so you can start using it. We hope we'll be available at the Appworld soon, but for now we invite you to download the app from our own website. We hope you will be fine with it!

Best regards,
Aleksandra
www.ebuddyxms.com
http://twitter.com/#!/xms
https://www.facebook.com/ebuddyxms

Ebuddy for blackberry?.. I remember using it for iphone because live messenger app was whack on the iphone.. So can u log in with msn email or do u have to make an account to use ebuddy?

Hey!

My name is Aleksandra and I am a community manager at eBuddy XMS.

I guess you're talking about our another application - eBuddy: the application that lets you chat with your friends through various IM networks.

eBuddy XMS is a different application that links to your phonenumber and allows you to send free messages to your friends with smartphones.

Please give it a try and let us know what you think!

Best regards,
Aleksandra
www.ebuddyxms.com
http://twitter.com/#!/xms
https://www.facebook.com/ebuddyxms

Hi,

my name is Aleksandra and I am a community manager at eBuddy XMS.

Thank you for installing XMS and your feedback.
I wanted to ask you a quick question: when the battery is low and you don't get notifications from XMS, are you still able to use Internet and get notifications from other applications?

Thank you in advance for your feedback. It will help us to improve the app a lot.

Best,
Aleksandra
eBuddy XMS

Hi,

my name is Aleksandra and I am a community manager at eBuddy XMS.

Thank you for installing XMS and your feedback.
I wanted to ask you a quick question: when the battery is low and you don't get notifications from XMS, are you still able to use Internet and get notifications from other applications?

Thank you in advance for your feedback. It will help us to improve the app a lot.

Best,
Aleksandra
eBuddy XMS

Cross Platform IM...

1. Your friends have to have it installed too. Who wants to become the marketing department for these companies?

2. IM's, unless using push technology, drain the battery life very fast.

BBM works great in the BB community because everyone with a BB has it installed.
The new Iphone Messenger (forgot the name) will work great for Iphone users because everyone will have it. Unless Apple or RIM open up their platforms to each other (not going to happen) then the two points above stand pretty firm in my book, why I would not be trying a cross platform IM. P.S. if Apple and BB did unite on their messaging platforms, then Google would follow-suite Pre-install one or the other on Android.

For non BBM users, SMS is just fine. Truly universal. Yes it costs money.

Life is like a cup of coffee http://bit.ly/ic8IFp

I had the same problem with ES (spanish) but then I try again and it downloaded ok.

The only thing is that you dont get alerted when a new message arrive

Hi,

Hi,

my name is Aleksandra and I am a community manager at eBuddy XMS.

Thank you for installing XMS and your feedback.

The notifications by default are set to silent. You can change them following these steps:

Press "Menu" button
Select "Settings"
Scroll down to "Notifications" and choose "System properties"
Adjust notifications as you would like to.

Hope this helps!

We want to invite you to our beta community. You will be able to test latest features and profive your feedback. To subscribe, please follow this link: http://apps.facebook.com/ebuddy-xms-beta/

Best regards,
Aleksandra
eBuddy XMS

Hi!

The Notifications for eBuddy XMS are not turned on by default.

If you would like to enable, e.g. sound notification, on eBuddy XMS for Blackberry, please do the following:

1. Press "Menu" button (Blackberry logo button)
2. Go to "Settings"
3. Go to "Notifications" and choose "System properties"
4. Go to "Change Sounds and Alerts" and then "Sound for selected profile"
5. Go to "Other applications - Notifiers"
6. Scroll down to eBuddy XMS
7. Adjust notifications as you would like to

Moreover, you will also see the red badge on XMS icon on your Blackberry screen.

Hope this helps!
Aleksandra
eBuddy XMS Community manager

i have unlimited text plan. i can see myself using it for photos but email seems it suffice for now. are there any ither reasons why i would want to get this?

Hi,

My name is Aleksandra and I am a community manager at eBuddy XMS.

Thanks a lot for your questions!

We have some nice features for XMS (and more coming soon):
- you can send pictures
- you can access XMS from your computer using Web XMS, it is very comfortable when you don't want to use your phone all the time. You can access Web XMS by going to: https://web.ebuddyxms.com/.
- you can also introduce your friends, who don't have unlimited SMS plan, to XMS concept and exchange free messages with them.

Worth trying? :)

Best regards,
Aleksandra

I didn't even use Whatsapp. What for? All my friends are on yahoo. What is so special about these multiplatform clients? How are they different from yahoo? In fact, all these clients have privacy issue because they access your address book.

They are different because Yahoo and WLM have gone out of style. I love WLM, since back in the MSN Messenger/mess.be days. But... sadly people always want something new...

the biggest problem with this is there is no group chat function! It looks better than whatsapp as far as the conversation thread but without group chat I'm not using it!!

Installed and considering there is 100 million downloads I have only one contact and that was me putting it out there on FB. It looks very poor tbh with you and I prefer Whatsapp to this. The font to speak is far to small you are limited to friends on FB and Contacts no Twitter.

At this time I am not a fan of this so an uninstall from me and perhaps a return in 6 months.

Hey!

My name is Aleksandra and I am a community manager at eBuddy XMS.

We have number of ways you can invite your friends to use XMS. Here are some of them:

1. You can scan your contacts in address book to find out who of your contacts already have eBuddy XMS installed. Press "Menu" button and then choose "Scan my phone book" to start a search.

2. You can scan your list of friends on Facebook and discover which of them already have eBuddy XMS installed. To connect your Facebook account, press "Menu" button and then "Login with Facebook".

3. You can add a contact by XMS PIN or phone number. Press "Menu" button and then "Add friend".

In the next screen you will be able to add a contact by phone number or XMS PIN.

4. You can send your friends email or SMS with invitation to start using eBuddy XMS. To do so, press "Menu" button and then choose "Tell the world how great XMS is". Then you can choose between sending a mail or SMS to your contacts.

Best regards,
Aleksandra
www.ebuddyxms.com

The post starts out with the following statement: "We know what you are thinking -- cross platform messaging clients are like a dime a dozen now a days"

My response is, not if you own a Playbook or are Shape Services which continues to have their cross platform IM+ messaging app barred from being released.

Just saying :)

After downloading this app on my Bold 9780, it prompted me with a java.lang.error msg. Then it proceeded to brick my phone. Had to restore. Not impressed after seriously considering this app as a contender.

Hi!

My name is Aleksandra and I am a community manager for XMS. Can you please send us your logs file so we can look into the issue as we have never seen this one before.

Please first reproduce the issue and then follow these steps:

1. Press red button to go to the main screen
2. Press left alt (keep pressed) + LGLG
3. Press the menu button (Blackberry button)
4. Choose "copy Day's Contents"
5. Choose All
6. Start mail application
7. To: blackberry@ebuddyxms.com
8. In the body please briefly describe the last action performed and a short description of the error if possible
9. Paste the logs into the body by pressing the Menu button and then Paste
10. Ignore the error that not all content fits and send email

Thank you a lot in advance! You help us make an application better!

Best regards,
Aleksandra

I was a Blackberry user back then, but most of their cross platform messaging apps usually only work with BIS, I'm so glad this works over wifi and non-BIS internet plans, now I can message my blackberry friends and can even create chat groups, I just hope they upgrade the eBuddy XMS on blackberries so I can invite them on group chats.

Dear all,

I wanted to let you know that eBuddy XMS is now available in the Blackberry AppWorld.

I invite you to download it and let us know what you think.

Best regards,
Aleksandra