Bam, bam, bam. All you hear is one man’s desperate shots against the solid forces of the futuristic robots. Revolt, finally making its way into the app store after months and months of anticipation. In a technocratic world taking place some years from present day, one man, Guy, fights against
SlashGear reports that Apple has reversed their decision to stop allowing developers to issue promo codes for apps rated ages 17+. This means that developers of apps that include web content, such as Twitter or IM clients, will now be able to give out promo codes. Apple has yet to clarify their reasoning for both their initial decision or why they changed their mind.
Yahoo! Messenger for the iPhone was released to the App Store earlier today. The app lets users chat with their Yahoo! Messenger contacts. The app has the basic features you would expect in an IM app, like the ability to set your status as Available or Busy, or go Invisible to appear offline. Users can share photos, emoticons and links through the service. Yahoo has posted a video preview of the app (after the break).
Those of you looking for a new instant message client for your iPhone or iPod touch may want to take a look at Beejive, a new IM app that hit the app store recently. It's a full-featured app offering a long list of features from the developer. Those of you who are into web apps may also remember JiveTalk, their similar web-based version from a while back.
Those of you who are fans of SwirlyMMS will be happy to know that the SwirlySpace Team announced that SwirlyMMS 1.2 for firmware 2.x has been released. For those of you who aren't familiar, SwirlyMMS is a stand-in MMS app that lets you send multimedia messages to other SwirlyMMS users. You can send images, text, audio, video, as well as any other filetype you want. 2.1 is compatible with both 2G and 3G iPhones and is now available in Cydia for download.
Palringo, the rich text IM application that promised instant text, picture, and even voice messaging (but also requires you to sign up for a new IM account) has just updated their service to include instant voice messages, giving the iPhone PTT (push to talk) capabilities for the first time, without the need to sign up for a contract.
Tired of AOL's AIM app? It's great having IM on the iPhone, but their app isn't the greatest chat experience (ie. for the longest time it never found my buddy list). If you are then here's a new chat app on the scene that you might want to take a look at. It's called Palringo. It's been around for a while on Windows Mobile, Blackberry and S60 devices.
Thai company AgileMobile has announced the availability of beta versions of two new applications for the iPhone and iPod touch: Agile Messenger and Agile Forces. Aglie Messenger is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for handheld that gives seamless integration of AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk, and XMPP. Using the app, users can send both text, image, video and voice messages to other users from mobile to mobile or mobile to desktop.
SwirlySpace has announced the launch of SwirlyMMS v1.0 for the iPhone, the finished version of their full-featured native MMS application for the iPhone. Using the application, users can send and receive images, text, audio, video, and any other file type you want, and in any combination simultaneously. It also has a built-in media viewer so messages can be viewed within the application.
The Guided Tour for the iPhone 3G posted by Apple earlier today covered a wide range of topics pertaining to the new iPhone, including the new software and the highly anticipated App Store. tclary, MacRumors reader with a keen eye, spotted an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) client app in the App Store demo, which would allow users to message other people on AIM. It was up in the air for a while if it would be allowed, but this confirms that it will most likely be in the App Store at it's launch.