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Mobile Instant Messaging and ebuddy



mobile ebuddyI just finished playing around with ebuddy, at ebuddy.com. It’s a web-based IM service, like meebo. But the thing I was interested in is this – they offer a mobile version of their ebuddy service!

I haven’t wanted to actually PAY for IM on my treo, which I could do through services like VeriChat or Mundu Messenger (here’s great article about Treo-based IM clients). I’m cheap – what can I say? And honestly, I’m surprised there aren’t more free offerings on such a basic mobile-based service (that would also send periodic ads for sustainability…).

Anyways, the mobile version of ebuddy works ok. The screenshot to the right shows me chatting with the infamous LibrarianInBlack. The chat functions are pretty easy to figure out… but I quickly noticed one huge drawback: I had to hit the reload link to see the conversation! I could type my message easily enough and hit the Sned button… but then nothing would happen after that. But when I hit the Reload link, then I’d see that the good LIB had been chatting back…

So. It’s free! It’s web-based! It doesn’t automatically screen refresh!

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  • http://www.librarianinblack.net/ Sarah Houghton (LiB)

    Ooh, infamous am I? :) I think the reload issue wuith ebuddy is a pain…something that would keep me from using it.

  • http://www.librarianinblack.net Sarah Houghton (LiB)

    Ooh, infamous am I? :) I think the reload issue wuith ebuddy is a pain…something that would keep me from using it.

  • amanda
  • Larry

    Reload issue…?

    Get a decent cell phone or tweak your settings!

    eBuddy mobile works fine on my Nokia 6230.

    This truely brings online messaging everywhere :)

    hehe, kuddos to eBuddy

  • Larry

    Reload issue…?

    Get a decent cell phone or tweak your settings!

    eBuddy mobile works fine on my Nokia 6230.

    This truely brings online messaging everywhere :)

    hehe, kuddos to eBuddy

  • Chris

    Yo, this eBuddy mobile application is fantastic!

    U know what would be cool, if you can chat and cam at the same time :)

    Maybe the next challenge for eBuddy?

  • Chris

    Yo, this eBuddy mobile application is fantastic!

    U know what would be cool, if you can chat and cam at the same time :)

    Maybe the next challenge for eBuddy?

  • Jose

    @ Larry & Chris – don’t know what your smoking, or just drinking the eBuddy koolaid, eBuddy don’t refresh automagically on Nokias. :(

  • Jose

    @ Larry & Chris – don’t know what your smoking, or just drinking the eBuddy koolaid, eBuddy don’t refresh automagically on Nokias. :(

  • Chris

    What kind of nokia phone u got??

    Maybe u got an old wap phone instead of a xHTML version.

    I’m using the Nokia N70 and no problems for me.

    Did you check out the eBuddy mobile page for help?

  • Chris

    What kind of nokia phone u got??

    Maybe u got an old wap phone instead of a xHTML version.

    I’m using the Nokia N70 and no problems for me.

    Did you check out the eBuddy mobile page for help?

  • kane

    yes yes we all agree that bebo on your fone is gd bt any1 have any idea how much it costs becus i d o n its not free at all my bill was over £100 no joke

  • kane

    yes yes we all agree that bebo on your fone is gd bt any1 have any idea how much it costs becus i d o n its not free at all my bill was over £100 no joke

  • kane

    sorry i ment ebuddy

  • kane

    sorry i ment ebuddy

  • leo

    cvjhfg

  • leo

    cvjhfg

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  • –>J3nny

    Hey ebuddy’s awesome you should try it. or add me jennyhellohello@hotmail.com coolo. cya all

  • http://ebuddy –>J3nny

    Hey ebuddy’s awesome you should try it. or add me jennyhellohello@hotmail.com coolo. cya all

  • ->J3nny

    Hey ebuddy’s awesome you should try it. or add me jennyhellohello@hotmail.com coolo. cya all

  • >J3nny

    Hey ebuddy’s awesome you should try it. or add me jennyhellohello@hotmail.com coolo. cya all
    hehehehe soz 4 all this

  • http://ebuddy ->J3nny

    Hey ebuddy’s awesome you should try it. or add me jennyhellohello@hotmail.com coolo. cya all

  • http://ebuddy >J3nny

    Hey ebuddy’s awesome you should try it. or add me jennyhellohello@hotmail.com coolo. cya all
    hehehehe soz 4 all this

  • merrry

    yea wat eva yous all have no life!

  • merrry

    looooooooooooooosersssssssssss

  • merrry

    yea wat eva yous all have no life!

  • merrry

    looooooooooooooosersssssssssss

  • merrry

    im boreddddddddddddddddddd hahahahahahahahahahaa boringggggggggggggggggggggg

  • merrry

    im boreddddddddddddddddddd hahahahahahahahahahaa boringggggggggggggggggggggg

  • http://www.orkut.com/ Felipe Barcellos dos Santos

    ou sou o felipe…

  • http://www.orkut.com Felipe Barcellos dos Santos

    ou sou o felipe…

  • bizzle

    so is ebuddy on mobile fone free??

  • bizzle

    so is ebuddy on mobile fone free??

  • davidleeking

    It used to be… I haven’t played with it for awhile now, so not sure anymore!

  • davidleeking

    It used to be… I haven’t played with it for awhile now, so not sure anymore!

  • eddyg

    guple support for mobile its very poor

  • eddyg

    guple support for mobile its very poor

  • amanda

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