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Introducing MessageNow - Free Android-iPhone-iTouch Messaging

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jon8, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. jon8

    jon8 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    MessageNow gives you unlimited messaging between all your Android, iPhone, and iTouch buddies.

    All messages sent using MessageNow are FREE and INSTANT (just like BBM). Messages are sent and received through your data connection. You are always online, and will get notified of new messages.

    Get MessageNow for free:
    Android Market (Android)
    iTunes App Store (iPhone, iTouch)


    Below are some screenshots.

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    Check it out and let us know what you think :)

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  2. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    What is the character limit using this program?
  3. jon8

    jon8 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It's unlimited.
  4. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    Very cool. That is a big selling point for those of us who have unlimited text anyway. :D
  5. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    If it spanned Android and BlackBerry (screw iPhone hahaha), I'd consider it.
  6. jon8

    jon8 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Blackberry and Palm Pre are currently in development. Stay tuned.
  7. mywhip

    mywhip Member

    downloading this, hopefully its better than handcent:)

    Uninstalled, it was force closing.
  8. jon8

    jon8 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Do you mind sharing a few more details to help us resolve it? At which point was it force closing? What version of Android are you running?
  9. Ainvar

    Ainvar Newbie

    If you have a notification service for when the blackberry version is released, let me know. This would make my wife happy :)
  10. indolent

    indolent Member

    Is there any difference between this program and any other IM program?
  11. jon8

    jon8 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    The main difference is that you never have to worry about signing in, singing out, etc. This is similar to the difference between IM and text messaging. While it might seem like a subtle difference at first, the beauty with text messaging is that you have a unique number to reach your phone and it's an always-accessible number. MessageNow is the same, except it's a unique username you choose.

    Instead of paying per message with 140 characters limit, we are providing an unrestricted, free messaging service. A service for which you will not see a bill at the end of the month :p

    In addition, since our service simply uses a data connection which more and more people have these days, in future versions we will be able to provide more advanced features such as sending pictures, amongst others.
  12. joek71

    joek71 Well-Known Member

    There is a prbolem with this app not running on 1.5 version and they are aware of this, i am chatting with the tech and they are working on this problem.
  13. jon8

    jon8 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    We have just published update 1.01 to fix the force closing issue with Android OS 1.5. Go to the Market, browse to the MessageNow app, and hit Update to install it.
  14. mywhip

    mywhip Member

    I am running Samsung Moment's stock 1.5 android. I downloaded it and when i try to open it, it force closes.
  15. jon8

    jon8 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    The new update, version 1.01, should fix the issue you were having.
  16. mywhip

    mywhip Member

    is that out?
  17. jon8

    jon8 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yup. In the Market search for MessageNow and you should see version 1.01.
  18. mywhip

    mywhip Member

    oh..i thought this was a texting app.
  19. nateo200

    nateo200 Android Enthusiast

    Yay unlimited x unlimited = unlimited....guess its nice if you cheap but I say just get a unlimited plan because my friends don't want to have to txt some email address...
  20. hawkeye680

    hawkeye680 Newbie

    Thanks for this, can't wait for the BBM port.
  21. Sal Paradise

    Sal Paradise Newbie

    Probably a silly question- but I'm not up on the iPhone. Do my iPhone friends need this app as well to talk? Or does it come pre-loaded for them like BBM?

    Also, I downloaded this on my Droid, hit Compose, and a box comes up that just says "Compose". Can't do anything else in it. Am I missing something?
  22. steveg

    steveg Newbie

    yes the iphone user needs to download and install the "messagenow" app as well. I tried it with an iPhone buddy recently and it worked great!
  23. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    how can you possibly make it work with bbm?

    i mean lord i wish you could, but doesnt seem possible being that bbm needs a pin that droids don't have....
  24. steveg

    steveg Newbie

    bbm needs a pin yes but they never said they would use bbm. with messagenow you have an account on their own server which pushes the message to you, it doesnt have anything to do with bbm... it would just be an app on the blackberry.
  25. joek71

    joek71 Well-Known Member

    jon i ran in to a problem last night, I had to swap out my Hero for a new one and had to create a new user name, please fix that this wont happen again to someone else.

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