Messenger apps for iOS

By | 1 May 2009

There are quite a few messenger applications out there. Most people prefer BeeJive or IM+ – not only because they promise you to keep you online 24 hours a day – even without having the application open on your iPhone.

Privacy issues

Since until today, no application can stay “online” in the background (i.e., if you push the home button on the phone, the current active application will be closed) this means, that BeeJive or ShapeServices (IM+) keep you logged in through one of their servers. This also means that every conversation runs through their servers.

Here is a little overview:

BeeJiveXXXXXXuses their own servers
IM+XXXXXXuses their own servers
IM+ for SkypeXdirect connection?
FringXXXXXXuses their own servers
MobileLinkedXXXXXdirect connection

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