Meebo launches instant messaging application for BlackBerry

By Bla1ze on 20 Sep 2010 11:37 pm EDT
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Meebo, the web service that offers online instant messaging across multiple social networks has rolled out their BlackBerry client in beta form. Users looking for a better way to keep all their social network friends together can now download the free application to their devices to get started. The application, which uses a custom built UI allows you to access your Meebo account on the go. Since Meebo supports AIM, Yahoo, GTalk and more you shouldn't have to really worry about not being able to stay in touch again. You can learn more about Meebo via their website and if you're wanting to take the application for a spin, registration can be completed on your BlackBerry. Hit the link below to download and view more details about the Meebo for BlackBerry app

52 comments

MarcSMASH

I'm using a Storm 9530. 2.3 mb is a little too big for me, maybe when I obtain the elusive Storm 3, I might give this a shot.

Finch250

its pretty good, but i cant get the sound workin.... this could beat beejive cuz its freee and works really good, buts its in beta version and im sure the finalll release is gonna be crazyyyy yeshhhhhh

Whooper711

Just set it up and Facebook chat works! This is the first app that I've been able to get Facebook chat to work on. Wicked! :).

XWolf

Does BeeJiveIM not work for you?

Just curious.

ivanio

I tried beejive and FB didn't work for me on it either.

lorennayturbe

I am been using Nimbuzz for a few weeks and the battery life of my 9700 is donE in one day even thought I don't use my phone so much. Love the facebook and skype chat. Just download Meebo and looks smooth, the only thing I don't like is that there's no Skype chat =(

lorennayturbe

I am been using Nimbuzz for a few weeks and the battery life of my 9700 is donE in one day even thought I don't use my phone so much. Love the facebook and skype chat. Just download Meebo and looks smooth, the only thing I don't like is that there's no Skype chat =(

azz1

Or no twitter chat :(

stoneland

What the hell is "Twitter chat"? Twitter isn't a chat application. Are you talking about posting to Twitter or something?

cvberry

I use it all the time. Glad there's a BB app now.

Finch250

i have no sounds at all, is everyone suffering the same, im running 5.0 version

matyc

Face book chat makes this app awesome alone but it does need sound hopefully there's an update soon

mad_eyes

no skype

honestly i'm waiting for an imo.im app for bb.

they have one on iphone & android that looks great.

XWolf

It lists some IM services then says "and more". You have to supply an email address to get a link? I hate that! Anyway, have given an email addy but not heard anything as yet...
So anyway - does this do IRC?

XWolf

Shame about the lack or IRC support, oh well I have an alternative IRC client, would have just been nice to have it integrated with the others.
Anyway - for those who haven't taken the plunge, here is the supported list:
http://www.cwolf.co.uk/imagehosting/meebolist.jpg
Sorry for the lazy screenshot, was just quicker.

lorennayturbe

I am been using Nimbuzz for a few weeks and the battery life of my 9700 is donE in one day even thought I don't use my phone so much. Love the facebook and skype chat. Just download Meebo and looks smooth, the only thing I don't like is that there's no Skype chat =(

gelaigurl05

CONS:
- it doesn't have an alert tone.
- it randomly shows a tiny "mail letter" icon on my FB friends that somehow suggests that I have an on-going chat session with them when in actual there is NO exchange of message going on.
- the letters on the chat is so small. it's very hard to read. there's no setting to adjust it.

PROS:
- the interface is very nice and smooth.

babyboy5102

Its not a mail letter its an away sign that tells you that your buddy is either away or idle.

cp3for3

Registered, signed on to AIM and MSN...buddies still not loading. Just lost half a bar from letting it load. It works on the desktop Meebo. Gonna wait this one out. The facebook chat seems cool. I just don't like how you have to "connect" to facebook. Beejive bypasses this. I hope it's stable though.

cp3for3

Update: nevermind...it works now. I installed/uninstalled it a number of times. I even let it run for a while (and ate up my battery along the way). I do see the Meebo preferences on the options (ie vibrate, play sound, etc.). It looks good so far. Not sure about the battery drain.

Finch250

omggggg where do u see the preferences i cant find it at alll

Paris BA

Hi all,

Thanks for the great feedback! We'll be rolling out updates steadily in the near future, and we hear all your questions, concerns and suggestions.

gelaigurl05: Is the 'tiny mail icon' you're referring to actually the status indicator? If your friends are away (on any protocol) you'll see a little orange colored 'away' symbol over the corner of their icon in the buddy list.

To those not seeing notifications: check your Options screen (and look for Meebo in there) and turn on the notifications there (on the Torch it's under 'Third Party Applications'). We don't yet tie into the system notifications system or profiles (but it will come!)

To those of you who don't want to give your email address to receive an automagic download link, you can find downloads for all supported OS versions here: http://www.meebo.com/support/article/134/ (as well as fantastic help content!)

Let me know if I can help any more,

Cheers,

Paris (from Meebo)

Crackberrier09

Please support Cross-Platform Group chat soon. I, myself and many people I know need this feature.
Thank you

cp3for3

good call on the options screen!

skander

Hello

thank you for your reply Paris it s very helpfull but i have a comlplete other problem i can even not connect with my user password it prompt sorry meebo is having trouble connecting try again later (i lose my BIS icon near to the 3G signal every time I try to connect to the application) (bouygues telecom from paris france :) ) have you an idea thank you for the feedback

billandrewsjr

Product looks great however communication between my Meebo web site widget and the Blackberry app doesn't work. Both sides can see each other however they cannot communicate to each other. Is it a bug? BTW, my website is at www.livingscrapbooks.com

g_sho

Does the application support landscape orientation for text entry on the Storm 1/2? I don't mind typing in Portrait but this app would be even better if I could use the full keyboard (stretched out) in landscape mode.

FMB8900

it keeps saying "Sorry, Meebo is having trouble connecting. Try again later."
I have full 3G bars and im on wifi now, the Account is correct, ive tried 2 accounts the password is correct, and both work on the Meebo website. i even removed and reinstalled the application twice, and did 2 battery pulls.... and nothing works...

anyone else having issues with connecting?

Ardalan

i have the same problem with EDGE

tomyt

I don't see any mention of meebo supporting push messages. The main reason I use beejive is because of it's push feature. Battery life is always a concern so this is fairly important.

Paris BA

Hi all,

Again, thanks for the GREAT feedback - you guys are awesome!

Regarding push notifications: we'll be looking into it as we progress through our beta. Right now we do not use push.

Battery drain: again, we'll be making it more efficient as we go.

For landscape orientation for typing with the software keyboard: it'll come! Thanks for expressing interest; that solidifies the fact that it's a desired feature!

If you're having trouble connecting, please let me know what manner of connection you're using? BES? BIS? WiFi? I can look into things.

Thanks!

Paris (from Meebo)

axclyn

I'm using BIS + WiFi with APN turn off. Thanks

cgnovelo

It works with wifi, which is a huge plus for me :)
Also, the account I already had worked with no problems.

But I didn't like that if the app is minimized, it opens a popup on my screen and no sound or blinking led, so unless your full attention is on the chat, you'll miss any messages. No way to configure anything either.

hoopd83

I can get around the size of the app. However it's hard to know when someone wants to talk to you since it wont even pop an icon up on the homescreen for a new message let alone atleast have a generic beap or buzz or something when you recieve a mesage

hoopd83

I can get around the size of the app. However it's hard to know when someone wants to talk to you since it wont even pop an icon up on the homescreen for a new message let alone atleast have a generic beap or buzz or something when you recieve a mesage

hoopd83

I can get around the size of the app. However it's hard to know when someone wants to talk to you since it wont even pop an icon up on the homescreen for a new message let alone atleast have a generic beap or buzz or something when you recieve a mesage

hoopd83

I can get around the size of the app. However it's hard to know when someone wants to talk to you since it wont even pop an icon up on the homescreen for a new message let alone atleast have a generic beap or buzz or something when you recieve a mesage

hoopd83

I can get around the size of the app. However it's hard to know when someone wants to talk to you since it wont even pop an icon up on the homescreen for a new message let alone atleast have a generic beap or buzz or something when you recieve a mesage

hoopd83

I can get around the size of the app. However it's hard to know when someone wants to talk to you since it wont even pop an icon up on the homescreen for a new message let alone atleast have a generic beap or buzz or something when you recieve a mesage

hoopd83

sorry my home net lagged out sorry for the same message more than once

babyboy5102

My only problem is that its not integrated in my message folder that would be the icing on the cake. This app is great works perfectly on my 9700 now all I need is the messaging integration and for berry buzz to start supporting it....

MacAlert

Anyone getting any home screen notifications?

miggles

I LOVE meebo but don't have unlimited text, am i going to end up paying a per-message charge if i use it? :(

tallazbubba

So yeah. You can add emoticons but can not add symbols like % or &...

odd... http://www.meebo.com/support/request/77021tqskug

naturalbeauty334

I added the app today and it seems to run a bit slow. I am going to delete the app.

chrissyberry

It works fine on my blackberry tour. However, I did have to do a battery pull out before my list showed.

tomyt

> I LOVE meebo but don't have unlimited text, am i going to end up paying a per-message charge if i use it? :(

Meebo uses your data plan. So your sms limit won't matter here.

Paris: Thanks for your info on the push feature. Given it's the first release and it's in beta, it looks fantastic. Can't wait until push support is here and I can use meebo on the phone and on the computer full time.

It has been a long time since I've felt not neglected as a blackberry user from some of the cool apps folks (not that current bb apps aren't cool!) :) so thankyou.

chrissyberry

Pros: Free!, logs into multiple IM accounts, chat history, simple design

Cons: No led indicator, no push notification, does not have option to save Meebo user name and password during login, and adding Skype would be a plus

Please fix these problems! Thanks Meebo!

SwAgg3r

Anyone else not able to register after download? I have tried for a few days now but same error pop up. "There was a problem registering your account, please try again" ... Gonna uninstall and DL again. If anyone has had or is having this issue please advise.

Ardalan

hi
i cant connect via regular GPRS/EDGE
i dont have any BES/BIS here and i can use only GPRS
when i want to connect to meebo it says " Sorry meebo is having trouble conecting . please try again later."