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MESSENGER: Nimbuzz for Android launched and available from Android Market
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 12.08.09 - 00:16:16 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 14170x
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Today, Nimbuzz announced the launch of its multi community mobile social messenger application for Android handsets. The free application lets users connect and interact with their buddies across popular communities, including Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk (Orkut), AIM, and social networks including Facebook and MySpace. Nimbuzz takes full advantage of the benefits of the Android platform technologies. Alongside home-screen notifications that alert the user on the home screen of activities such as incoming chats while the application runs in the background, Nimbuzz also added a time-sensitive user interface option that detects how long the user presses on a contact in the buddy list. A fast-click instantly opens the contacts profile; a long-click opens a live chat window.

These updates work alongside the auto-reconnect feature guaranteeing seamless connectivity, by instantly reconnecting whenever a connection is lost. The smart buddy list displays information in an intelligent way, combining avatar and presence information in one, with community icon and resource information, if the person is online on the mobile or PC, in the same line.

Nimbuzz for Android Key Features:

  • Smart buddy list layout displays avatar and presence information in one, combined with community and resource information (if your buddy is online on the mobile or PC).
  • Time sensitive UI detects how long you press on a buddy's name. A light touch opens their profile and a stronger touch instantly starts a new chat!
  • Home screen notifications alert you of activities such as incoming chats while Nimbuzz runs in the background.
  • Clickable URLs make for a multi media rich chat experience - share YouTube videos and Wikipedia information. A browser window will open from which you can seamlessly switch back and forth to Nimbuzz.
  • Auto reconnect keeps you connected when switching between 2G, 3G and WiFi networks and automatically reconnects you if the service has been interrupted.
  • Unique to Android users - only Nimbuzz integrates Skype IM and local social networks such as Hyves in the Netherlands, StudiVZ from Germany, Gagu Gadu from Poland, and Giovani from Italy.

Nimbuzz welcomes Android users to its community that grows at nearly 1 million new users per month and has recently been recognized as “Best Mobile Startup” by TechCrunch Europe, and Top Global 250 tech company by AlwaysOn Stanford Summit.
The free app is available to download from the Android Marketplace.

Cheers ~ Arne

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