SOURCE: Beejive

Beejive

September 29, 2010 12:38 ET

Beejive Introduces BeejiveIM for Android

Brings the Most Reliable and Personalized IM Solution to Millions of New Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) -  Long the instant messenger app of choice on the iPhone and BlackBerry platforms, Beejive, Inc. today welcomed the millions of Android users to the most reliable and user-friendly mobile IM application available today. The native, highly customizable BeejiveIM for Android 1.0 supports AIM®/iChat®/MobileMe®, MSN®/Windows Live®, Yahoo!®, Facebook Chat, MySpace, GoogleTalk®, ICQ®, & Jabber, allowing users to access all of their IM clients from one user friendly interface. With BeejiveIM, Android users can finally experience the connectivity and full features of desktop instant messaging from their Android smartphone, making it much easier and cost-effective to communicate than via texting.

BeejiveIM for Android offers a deep set of features that sets it apart from other limited IM options:

  • Reliable connectivity: Stay connected to all of your instant messaging buddies on all of your IM accounts, anywhere you go. With always-on efficient networking and desktop-quality instant messaging, your instant messaging experience is seamless and reliable. BeejiveIM even automatically reconnects in case of data service disruption, including phone calls and loss of cell coverage. You can be connected 24/7 -- and still be gentle on your battery.
  • Your choice of clients: With BeejiveIM, there are no limitations to which clients you can use since Beejive supports all major IM platforms.
  •  Great cost-savings: Not only is instant messaging a much richer experience than texting, it is also much more cost-effective. BeejiveIM uses your existing data plan; there are no SMS charges. Plus, BeejiveIM lets you see who is available at that very moment, meaning you not only won't waste money texting, you won't waste time waiting around for a response from someone who isn't even there. You can also send SMS messages through BeejiveIM with no charge at all.
  • Photo and video transfer: Transfer photos and videos directly within the body of your IM, bringing you both high photo quality and great ease of use.
  • True personalization: With BeejiveIM, you can easily manage your buddy list, including adding/removing nicknames, groups and blocking. You can set custom status messages, be invisible, set an auto away status and change your privacy settings. BeejiveIM also has the complete look and feel of native Android apps, offering you the Android's great degree of customizability in look and feel so that you can seamlessly integrate instant messaging into your overall Android experience.
  • Voice notes: Truly personalize your IM experience by adding voice to the equation via a smooth, direct transfer. This is also great for IMing while on the go.
  • Push ready: The application takes advantage of Google's Cloud to Device Messaging Framework, currently in beta under Google Labs.

"The Android community has been asking for BeejiveIM from day one, and we have worked hard to bring them an experience that is as rich, personalized and powerful as BeejiveIM is on our other platforms," said Kai Yu, founder and CEO, Beejive. "We look forward to their feedback and to adding Android users to the always growing Beejive fold."

BeejiveIM for Android is available for $9.99 from the Android Market, which you can access from your Android smartphone. For more information, please visit http://www.beejive.com/android/.

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 www.beejive.com.

Contact Information

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    Eileen Conway
    Scout PR for Beejive
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