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
- 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