SOURCE: Beejive

November 19, 2009 08:00 ET

BeejiveIM for iPhone Helps Holiday Shoppers Find Bargains, Stay Connected

New Group Chat Feature Makes Staying in Touch Even Easier

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - As the retail industry gears up for unprecedented Black Friday savings, Beejive is letting BeejiveIM for iPhone users break their own shopping records by helping them keep in touch and find the best deals. This native, highly customizable iPhone app supports AIM®/iChat®/MobileMe®, MSN®/Windows Live®, Yahoo!®, MySpace, GoogleTalk®, ICQ®, Facebook chat & Jabber, allowing users to access all of their IM clients from one user-friendly interface. With BeejiveIM, users can experience the connectivity and full features of desktop instant messaging from their iPhones, making it much easier and cost-effective to communicate than via texting.

BeejiveIM for iPhone also offers many specific features that can come in handy during mall jaunts:

--  Photo sharing: Wonder if that shirt is the right green to match your
    cousin's eyes? Take a picture and in one simple step send it off to his
    wife to check.
--  File transfer: Share electronic gift certificates with your friends as
    you shop.
--  Voice chat: Hands too full of shopping bags to type? Voice chat lets
    you talk and shop.
--  Group chat: This newest BeejiveIM feature lets you chat with all of
    your shopping buddies at once, helping you find bargains -- and make sure
    no one duplicates presents -- as you go.

"Rather than sending costly texts to your friends and families to find out what size sweater your cousin John is wearing this year or what little Suzy wants for the holidays, we encourage all holiday shoppers to use BeejiveIM to keep in touch," said Kai Yu, founder and CEO, Beejive. "BeejiveIM lets you see who is available at that very moment, meaning you won't lose precious shopping time -- or texting rates -- waiting around for a response from someone who isn't even there. Plus, with BeejiveIM, you can chat with your family and friends any time, even when you are waiting for those middle of the night Black Friday sales to begin. Consider BeejiveIM for your new, best shopping friend."

BeejiveIM for iPhone is available for download for $9.99. Please visit the iPhone App Store to buy today, or visit for more information.

About Beejive

Based in San Francisco, Beejive (pronounced \be-hiv\) is a privately held company specializing in the design and development of software for mobile devices. Founded in 2006, Beejive strives to become the world's premier developer of fast, reliable, and easy-to-use mobile software. BeejiveIM, the initial offering from Beejive's product portfolio, is a multi-protocol instant messaging client that connects the mobile user to the major instant messaging networks. BeejiveIM was created to address the lack of reliable, user-friendly instant messaging applications available to mobile users. For more information, please visit