Viber is here for Android (update at post 65)!!!

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  1. formidible

    formidible Member

    Could someone please provide a link to viber in the android Market as I simply cannot find it - tried several times using their search.

  2. ambientdroid

    ambientdroid Well-Known Member

    It's still in beta so has not been released too the market yet. Those of us who do have it had to sign up to a waiting list and wait a few weeks for an invite before downloading the apk directly from the developers.

    Hopefully they'll get the beta finished up and put the app in the market soon.
  3. ViberMedia

    ViberMedia Well-Known Member

    Our waiting list is long, so a little more patience is needed :)
    We are considering to make the Beta version public these days, but no announcements yet. We will keep you posted.
  4. ViberMedia

    ViberMedia Well-Known Member

    Hi again,
    A few more questions I need regarding this issue:
    1. I still didn't quite understand just where you are experiencing the issue. Please try explaining again more specifically.
    2. Please provide me with the exact version of device and Android OS you have.
    3. If you can, please add a small screenshot of the problematic page.

    Thank you!
  5. ViberMedia

    ViberMedia Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    A message only to those of you who are already testing our Beta version for Android:
    A new beta version has just been released - 2.0.109054.

    What's new?
    - Specific device improvements and bug fixes

    Download it here: Viber | Android Beta
    Please make sure to report bugs here: Viber Beta Support
  6. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member

    How is Viber different/better from GrooveIP? I started using it and am fairly happy. Trying to decide if I should put my name your "the list".
  7. ViberMedia

    ViberMedia Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    We have been working hard in the past several weeks on a first version of Viber on Blackberry, and we are now excited to give you a first look.
    You can find it here: Viber's Photos - Wall Photos | Facebook

    In addition, I'd like to announce that we are at the very final stages of the closed-group Beta project, and will soon make the Beta version public!

    For more info feel free to ask me here and make sure you follow us on Facebook: Viber | Facebook

  8. steelersmb

    steelersmb Well-Known Member

    I agree. GrooveIP works great and you can call any phone, they don't need to have Viber installed. I don't really see the point of Viber if you have a Google Voice number and GrooveIP.
  9. jhon626

    jhon626 New Member

    I instal viber i my androed phone but when I enter my number have error " viber for android is crrently on beta
  10. xfifteen

    xfifteen Member

    Yeah, you need to be signed up with the beta AND have had the invite mail afterwards.

    I'm still waiting for mine, but I think they'll release it very soon.
  11. ViberMedia

    ViberMedia Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned above in my announcement, we're going to make the beta version public very soon.

    Tiny bit more patience is needed.
  12. ViberMedia

    ViberMedia Well-Known Member

    A message only to those of you who are already testing our Beta version:
    A new Beta version has just been released - 2.0.110292.

    What's new?
    - Proximity Sensor during calls
    - Bluetooth support
    - Other specific device improvements and bug fixes

    Download it here: Viber | Android Beta
  13. ViberMedia

    ViberMedia Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm excited to announce that our Beta version of Viber-for-Android is FINALLY public, and now appears in Market for all to download!
    The version itself is slightly more updated than the previous one (mostly bug fixes), so we highly recommend everyone to download and install it.

    Important: those of you who were testing our Beta (after getting the invitations) will have to uninstall Viber, and only then install the Market version. Thank you!

    As usual, I'll be here for your questions, suggestions, bug reports or anything else really :)

  14. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Viber uses regular phone numbers. Some of my entries in my phone book, local numbers, do not have the country code for example:

    0928XXXYYZZ instead of +630928XXXYYZZ

    Do I have to have update my contacts and place the country codes?



    Initially I thought it might not work with contacts without a country code, but apparently it does.
  15. badiban

    badiban Active Member

    Viber is now here for Android! This is VoIP app is the best and easiest way to stay in touch with your friends and family around the world! NOTE this app requires and active data connection or WiFi.

    Viber doesn't show in the first results, so you may have to scroll a bit.

    Enjoy :)
  16. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Made my first Viber call, and got a nice clear line.

    It does not tell you who is online till you try to call or SMS. You will find out that they are not online when you try to call and can than call them via GSM, or get a notification that the message you are sending is pending.

    I see the point though of not polling to see who is online. That would eat data and battery.
  17. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member

  18. formidible

    formidible Member

    Installed the new Viber app today from the Market. I tried to add a contact and then invite them to Viber by using the invite option, but Viber then crashed completely. After this it just crashes every time I try and use it. When sync is on I get some message saying 'force close' or 'cancel'. Also the 'contacts' screen becomes empty. Had to uninstall. I am using Gingerbread 2.3.4 software on Galaxy S.
  19. gilbequick

    gilbequick Well-Known Member

    Why is this app here? What I'm getting at, is, what's in it for Viber Media? They're not doing this for charity's sake, they're in it to make money, and good for them, but how are they going about that?
  20. formidible

    formidible Member

    Have you ever thought that this app could be developed by an enthusiast who enjoys designing apps as a hobby in his/her spare time? Not everyone designs apps just for profit, thank god. Android now has more free apps than iPhone's app store.
  21. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    This kind of app which requires back-end support, it is rather unlikely. There is a high carrying cost to maintaining the service provided by this app.

    I guess they will offer lower priced paid long distance calls to landline and other non-Viber users. At least this is what Fring and Tango do.
  22. bu995

    bu995 Member

    I had to uninstall Viber due to batterydrain.

    The app open the musicplayer and run in backgroundmode without showing it... If this is gonna last or if it's a bug - then I stick to Whatsapp....
  23. ViberMedia

    ViberMedia Well-Known Member

    Hi all,
    Sorry for the late response. Here are answers for your questions:

    @ral - if it's people from your country, you can save their numbers either with or without country code. If it's people from a different country, then you need the country code.

    Also, you can tell if someone's online if you call them and it says "Ringing.." (meaning it's literally ringing on the other side) and not just "Calling.."

    @formidible - about your crash problems - are you using a customized ROM by any chance?

    @gilbequick - why is Viber free?

    For now, Viber's focus is on adding platforms, adding features (such as text messages) and improving overall system performance. At the same time, we are working on additional future premium services that will generate revenues. The basic Viber service - Viber to Viber phone calls and text messages - will ALWAYS be free.

    @bu995 - we are aware of the problem of some of our users with battery drain, and we're investigating this issue right now.
  24. ViberMedia

    ViberMedia Well-Known Member

    A new version of Viber for Android has just been released: 2.0.1
    What's new?

    - "Exit" button. Note that shutting Viber off may result in unavailability to receive calls and texts.
    - Important features, such as Proximity Sensor, are now enabled by default.
    - Viber-contacts identification mechanism was improved.
    - Many other bug fixes.

    Please find the new version in Market. We'd love to hear your feedback!
  25. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    Exit button does not seem to work all the time, after shutting down sometimes it connects again. I think this might happen when it cannot send the "exit" signal to the Viber server, and than it connects again.

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