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PingChat! FOR ANDROID! (BBM-ish app)

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Enflick, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. saltorio

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    I'd appreciate it. I love the app, but am somewhat concerned by the level of CPU usage. Been trying to isolate why my battery drains so readily when tethering via WiFi, and extensive CPU usage of apps can't help.
     

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    Still haven't got an answer as to why there is such a delay when receiving a ping from an iPhone.

    Android to iPhone is instant, iphone to iphone is instant, but iphone to android takes hours. Why is this? How can it be fixed? Is there settings I can change on my phone?
     
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    I downloaded the update and I'm still having this issue. Any suggestions on how to fix it???
     
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    Works pretty well for me, although I only have one contact, my wife's friend :eek:
     
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    Time to bump this topic a bit. And with a few ideas that is:

    - Allow a function for people to insert their number. The app will then search for people in your address book who also have PingChat. Without forcing them to be findable.

    - Allow for blocking a certain person. Cause right now if someone gets your PingID and starts spamming ya, you're doomed.

    - An option to hide the contacts on your phone in the contacts list. Showing only PingChat contacts.

    - Oh and finally ofcourse drop-in groupchat. So anyone can join a group at anytime. Instead of making a new one.
     
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    Can someone help me out, I have downloaded PingChat and I can chat instantly with friends of mine, but every time they send me a picture I can't download it unless I am connected to wi-fi. Is there a way to fix this?
     
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    I have been testing my pingChat and i am definitely sure that the android doesn recieve push notifications. If my app is on, i get the messages right then but venever i kill the app, i get the msgs only the after i log in again...
     
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    i am using a motorola milestone 2.1 btw...
     
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    Hi guys, I installed this and was loving it untill I realised my battery was draining really quickly. Whenever I looked in my app killer it was running even though I hadnt sent or received any pings all day. I kill the app and check app killer an hour later and its running again?I had to uninstall it, has anyone else had this issue?
     
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    Okay.... I had Pingchat working great on the SGS and when I picked up my Tab I dropped the SIM from the SGS into the Tab and tried Pingchat.....
    Nothing, found out it needs to register. Trouble is you can't because the number is already registered.

    Next step go back to the SGS, un-register and uninstall (not ideal because I still want to use Pingchat on both the SGS & Tab).

    With Pingchat un-registered on the SGS back to the Tab, re-install and try again to register...... Guess what ~ Your number is already registered.

    So....
    1. Is there any way to get this to work using the same SIM on two phones?
    2. How can you register a new phone bearing in mind I've already un-registered on the SGS?
     
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    what are the differences between Pingchat & KIK, which has proven to be a better choice.

    thanks
     
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    I just flashed a new ROM, but I can't find this one on the market anymore :thinking:
     
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    It's definitely there just checked.
     
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    Pingchat! does not work for me on my HTC Hero or for my girlfirend on her HTC Desire HD. Sends text fine but will not download pictures, saying there is no data connection when there clearly is. Gonna give Whatsapp a try as it has and extra 1/2 star on market.
     
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    How can i keep every message sent to me from popping up in the bar on top and then being readable in the notification area. I only want to see the messages when I open the program. i dont want whoever is holding my phone to see all my messages just pop right up for them to read. I'm finding this a very annoying android drawback.
     
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    Simple answer is you can't.
    And it's no sense in emailing support, I have seen many users requesting info.... they do not reply to anyone's requests.
     
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    Surprised this thread seems to have died so let me try to wake it up again!

    Love the App, but I have 2 Issues:

    1. Definitely keeping my phone awake
    2. It repeatedly tells me that I have buddy updates (which I believe is the bug causing it to keep the phone awake)

    Of the friends I have using ping chat, some of them are experiencing this same behavior and some aren't!

    We are all on Android by the way!
     
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    I have a quick question as well. I've linked my buddies to my address book and i see their pic when i'm inside of a chat. However in the list of open chats, i don't get any pictures for the different chat threads, just the default silhouette.

    Anyone else seeing this?
     
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    I get the same behavior. Other than that tho, the app works great.
     
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    nice app. I like it
     
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    I found out that if your buddy sets a picture under their profile, then contact pics start showing up on the message thread view. Seems like a bug that needs to be fixed.

    Also, is this app still being worked on or updated? I don't see any activity on their website or any updates to the app in a long time. I remember they were mentioning a free ad supported version and a paid version a while back.
     
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    Since the update I seem to be getting the wrong date?

    I also experience the fact that some pictures show and others don't. Is there a way or rectifying this?
     
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    One question, does PingChat! use data (3g and wifi) or how exactly does it work? Does pingchat use SMS and MMS from my phone to their servers, and then route the data to all recipients? Or does it send messages through an online stream? Just wondering because my data add-on isn't extremely substantial in this regard.
     
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    I want to use pingchat! A lot of my friends and co-workers have BB/iphones, so this would be very useful in keeping in touch with them. From the problems mentioned, like taking hours to receive a message from the iphone, i cant afford that. Anyone else having problems of this sort?
     

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