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A new, web-based Instant Messaging application for iPhone has appeared online. iPhoneChat is from the same people that posted the first web-based iPhone-specific application, iPhoneDigg. iPhoneChat allows users to log in to their AOL IM account, see their buddy list, and features support for multiple conversations — although right at the moment, opening more than four chats at once “gets unruly.” The app currently works in Firefox and Safari, but not IE.

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1

I tried it out (in Safari) using one of my old screen names for safety’s sake.

It worked. And well.

It’s no full-featured AIM, but it’s a whole lot better than anything on today’s mobile phones.

I just hope AOL makes it’s own AIM app for iPhone.

Posted by jeremyjk1221 on June 18, 2007 at 11:42 AM (CDT)

2

I hope they don’t!
Like most Large Legacy companies, AIM just don’t get the who UI thing. If they make their own, it’s liable to be overrun with Ads and feel clunky.
They’ll also try to put a kibosh on third-party implementations in an effort to promote their own implementation.

Posted by Salvo.Dan on June 18, 2007 at 3:59 PM (CDT)

3

Screw AOL, I hope Apple ports iChat over to the iPhone. Look at AIM 6, the interface is as ugly as ever. At least prior to 6, you had the chance to skin AIM using Windowblinds.

Posted by Nobody on June 18, 2007 at 6:50 PM (CDT)

4

I can just picture the Apple negotiating rep pointing at this to the AT&T rep and saying, “See, and it happened before we even launched and after we shut out the OS to developers. Told you so!”

Posted by Chris K on June 18, 2007 at 11:35 PM (CDT)

5

It’s no full-featured AIM, but it’s a whole lot better than anything on today’s mobile phones.

O rly? Try the Sidekick’s AIM client, it works wonderfully.

Posted by Gecko on June 19, 2007 at 10:51 AM (CDT)

6

Where is the onscreen keyboard?

Posted by amenono on June 20, 2007 at 12:19 AM (CDT)

7

not a huge fan of AIM….

but blackberry messenger was dope….

apple needs that

Posted by Whitney Sterk on July 1, 2007 at 11:44 PM (CDT)

8

try meebo.com you can sign into im clients via the safari browser on your iphone . Works great.

Posted by deppo on July 4, 2007 at 10:44 PM (CDT)

9

AIM IMO is garbage. They should have linked it to ICQ or LIVE MSN. AOL and AIM is for amateurs and usually is filled with kids and old men who like kids =P

again this is IMO

Posted by cerver7 on October 29, 2007 at 4:47 PM (CDT)

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