Native iPhone AIM Program: ApolloIM

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If you find launching safari pesky theres a new app, just released today. Only for AIM but has goals for adium like features and multiple providers (MSN, YAHOO, JABBER, GOOGLE) etc. No one else mentioned it, so I wanted to bring it to everyones attention. Its on installer or you can check it out here.

http://code.google.com/p/apolloim/

Thanks Arminius2 for this.

I'd also like to use this thread for bugs in the program so far / functionalities you would like to see. I've contacted the author and he his team want to make this suitable for the users and I'm sure he would love to know what needs to be done to make this best for all of us.(Do this on the google code site / discuss here)

WARNING: There is no suspend functionality yet. I.E. when you hit the home button you will NOT stay connected but its coming soon. Also no vibrate on IM function. This is a first go pretty much alpha release. Like the NES emulator, give it time.
 

muckymucky

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wow, what a great achievement! cant wait for ppl to perfect this. the absence of AIM is the ONLY downfall of my iPhone experience. if this gets perfected, this will increase the amount i love my iPhone dramatically.
 

muckymucky

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alright so my debug report to coder:
just installed the program, problems i've found:

Problems
1.Disconnects from AIM when idle or locked or pressing the Home button (Huge issue)

2.After sending a msg, the typer goes into the text thats sent instead of jumping back to the send box (so i have to manually tab on the send bar to start typing again, other wise it continues inserting letters into the text thats received/sent.)

3.Out of all 46 of the ppl that are online on my buddy list (buddy list of 241), apollo only shows 33 which means 13 out of 46 is missing.

4.Keyboard is in the way of spelling check. when you make a typing error, the keyboard covers the iPhone's spelling suggestions.

Ideas
1.LANDSCAPE MODE, would be great if landscape keyboard could be usable here (sorry if thats asking a lot, im not sure how much extra coding that would take)

2.UI looks great, i like the fact that you can have multiple accounts

3.KEEP KEYBOARD UP, having the keyboard up defaultly when you click on a screen name is a good idea, and have the keyboard button as a "keyboard disappear" function instead of the current "keyboard appear" function.

4.Notifications when new IMs are received.

5.Conversations window, a window to show all your conversations, perhaps a revolutionary "tab" interface.