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KIK, Kakao, WhatsAPP, Liveprofile, Beluga or GroupMe?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by skyline2929, Apr 6, 2011.

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Which one is the Best Instant Messenger?

  1. Kik

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Kakao

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. WhatsApp

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. Liveprofile

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  5. GroupMe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Beluga

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  7. Other

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. skyline2929

    skyline2929 Member
    Thread Starter
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    Apr 6, 2011
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    Which one is the best?

    I used all of them and I think Kakao is the best although I uninstalled it because of privacy reasons. They said in their website that they follow South Korean laws and theirs servers are in South Korea. I am just not comfortable with that.

    Liveprofile has great potential but its too buggy. I like its interface and facebook integration, but half the time it won't work.

    Beluga's poor interface makes me mad every time I open it, so going to uninstall it.

    GroupMe has some kool features but it doesn't have video support.

    KiK is the fastest but it won't even let you send a pic. I still love KIK and waiting for a pic/video support update.

    Not too sure about WhatsApp yet. Just downloaded. Looks ok so far.

    So, guys, whats your favorite instant messenger?
     

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  2. psxindo

    psxindo Active Member
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    I like whatsapp because its available for android, iphone and blackberry.

    But I hate it on android (not sure about the others) because it uses alot of internal data storage. First time I notice it the app is using 50 + mb of internal data storage, that is crazy. I emailed the developers, they said to to delete all chats, I did that and it's still using all of that data. The only way is to go to manage application and "clear data" but doing so will reset the app and you have login again. I emailed the developers again, they said basically "well I'm out of luck". With this problem and we have to pay a yearly subscription fee of $2, I think it's not worth it.

    I just check the app, with only 1 chat (I send 3 msgs, receive 1 msg) it's using 7+mb
     
  3. DenverRalphy

    DenverRalphy Well-Known Member
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    May 1, 2010
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    Aurora CO
    I use instant messaging like gTalk, Yahoo, and AIM, because it's not just cross every-smartphone, it's also useable on Windows, Mac, *nix, etc.. My messaging isn't limited to just smartphone users.

    All these new "cross platform" chat clients are just trying to re-invent the wheel.
     
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  4. sonofaresiii

    sonofaresiii Well-Known Member
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    Apr 9, 2011
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    i use whatsapp... because that's what my friends use. a messenger is worthless if you have no one to message.
     
  5. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    Nov 29, 2009
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    Android App Developer
    NY
    Whatever happened to the good ol' days of smoke signals and carrier pigeons?
     
  6. LiveProfile

    LiveProfile New Member
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    Oct 28, 2010
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    We are constantly improving our service. It has been better the past few days and improving everyday. Hang in there we will win you over yet! :)

    Here is why you had some issues: Over 1 Million Users in 5 Days and Major Outage
     
  7. citykiid

    citykiid Member
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    Mar 10, 2011
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    I like liveprofile, it works just fine on my android, kik froze when i tried it on my G2..
     
  8. Left Coast DJ

    Left Coast DJ Well-Known Member
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    Jan 24, 2011
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    Southern California
    What can LiveProfile do that Handcent cannot?
     
  9. Left Coast DJ

    Left Coast DJ Well-Known Member
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    Southern California
    Can someone please tell me what LiveProfile, Kik, KakaoTalk, etc. bring to the table that's above and beyond what SMS (I use Handcent) provides, other than not counting towards your monthly SMS total?
     
  10. Cudda

    Cudda Well-Known Member
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    Mar 19, 2010
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    Sound Editor
    Toronto, Ontario
    Free worldwide text, picture, video, audio messaging with realtime message receipts and the ability to see when the other person is typing?

    To answer the OP, I use What's App. I've tried all the others but I only need WA to picture message my girlfriend because I don't have pic messaging in my plan.
     

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