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  1. Caddyman

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    ok i understand that, so this is like every other multi messenger out there then? right?

    i would pay money to have someone figure out how to get bbm on android....i have lots of colleagues i used to talk to on bbm and now we resort to txt's :(
     

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    mmm, pretty much. from what I gather though its a push messaging system, so unlike MSN or AIM where your phone is constantly polling servers and needs to stay awake to receive messages. Messagenow would actually push the messages to your phone similar to getting a text message, only through your data connection.

    in that respect it could even serve as a bbm replacement if/when they port it to blackberries. so you could just have all your buddies on blackberries install it and noone would have to use bbm
     
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    Downloaded, now I need some friends - :p
     
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    @ The OP

    I understand the idea and I like it , This would be good with a better UI and if everybody had it. I can compare this to Blackberry's pin service. I could Imagine Google creating this type of service based in Android to have {Then Again I suppose it is like GV?? } :)
     
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    We will look into how to achieve this properly in the future. Since we don't currently require a password, rather we associate the username with the device (more like the BBM way), it would be tricky.
     
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    We are striving to improve the experience as we go along. We currently also have Blackberry and Palm Pre versions in development, as we would like this to be a cross-smartphone messenger that everyone can use.

    What would you guys like to see the most in upcoming versions?
     
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    Does droid have push though? Wouldnt this kill battery?
     
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    delete current convo's, what i told you before, copy paste, foward,
     
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    Mine too. Since switching from BB, she is driving me nuts with txts. Please, pretty please?
     
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    Just out of curiousity, when you setup BBM, you are given the choice to setup by pin or email. If one chose email, could it communicate? Otherwise, it sounds like a BB version is in development. YAY
     
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    Does this use PUSH on the droid... if not wont it destroy battery?
     
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    good application but need lot of work
    need to have better interface like iphone one
    contacts picture and status
    ability to send picture or files
    that's for now and it will be great
     
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    Ok, I installed it but have no friends on it. If someone wants to install it and try it out, my username is "Steelers"
     
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    This and file sending.
     
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    I like the sound of this app, but I can't seem to use it. Downloaded, start the app and it asks for me to Set My Profile. I guess that here is where I log in, but putting a user name in and a ful name and clicking Check or Save gives me an error message "Error checking username".

    I assume I need to create an account somewhere? Any help?
     
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    Definitely a great app but I agree that it needs a nicer interface like the iphone version. Integrate contacts pictures, etc.
     
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    More customization would be sweet. I'd like set whether the notification vibrates or not, and what ringtone to use. and ditto to the previously requested upgrades.

    Thanks so much for making txting free. :)
     
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    Did you make sure you have a data connection? (wifi, 3g, edge)
     
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    Thanks everyone for all the feedback. Requested features will be added in upcoming updates. In the meantime, tell your friends about MessageNow and follow us on Twitter @enflick to receive exclusive updates.
     
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    Funny - was in a good 3G signal area and had data (had only just downloaded the app) but wouldn't work. At home now using WiFi and connected okay.

    Daft question, and I may be missing something, but all I have typed in is a user name and my full name. What's to stop someone else typing the same user name/full name into their phone? No password or anything? Seems a bit strange.
     
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    Jon what if i dont have and dont do twitter how will i get the update?
     
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    Why would you do this? No one likes the Steelers. :D
     
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    Once you select a username, that username is tied to your device, so no-one else can select it.
     
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    We will also post information regarding updates on this forum.
     
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    can you please answer my question that I asked twice?
     

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