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Instant Messaging (IM) app that doesn't keep the phone awake?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by dvdqnoc, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. dvdqnoc

    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member
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    Is there an IM app that does not keep your phone awake 100%? I tried eBuddy, but it keeps my phone awake. I'm not sure if meebo does... I think so. I haven't tried Nimbuzz, anyone know? Thanks!
     

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  2. Kanu

    Kanu New Member
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    I've been looking for an IM application that will allow my phone to sleep for a long time. The only solution I've found thus far is to use the default Google Talk application, and an AIM transport service to communicate with the AIM Servers.

    A walkthrough for this process can be found here:
    Connect Google Talk to AIM, MSN, & Yahoo

    Although using this solution has done /wonders/ for my battery life, I find the whole set up to be somewhat buggy. A few users on my AIM buddy list wont even show up (offline or online), and a few friends have been reporting some "auto repeat issues." Very annoying.

    For example...

    Friend: Hey are you there?
    Me: Hey are you there?
    Friend: ...
    Me: ...
    Friend: WTF?
    Me: WTF?
     
  3. Amw3000

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    The phone has to "stay awake" to keep a connection with the IM server. Allowing it to "sleep" would drop the connection, showing you offline. Both gtalk and aim support push, so I think thats how they keep alive without killing your battery.

    What messaging service do you need to connect to?
     
  4. Ziani

    Ziani Well-Known Member
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    Nimbuzz does the same...phone will sleep but connection drops...its a great App IMOP.

    What does that mean when you say push?
     

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