SOURCE: Beejive

June 23, 2009 08:00 ET

BeejiveIM for iPhone 3.0 Adds Push, Takes Advantage of New iPhone OS

Cost-Effective IM Solution Enhances iPhone Integration, Lowers Price

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Beejive, Inc. today announced BeejiveIM for iPhone 3.0, one of the first applications to take advantage of Apple's new push technology for the iPhone. 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.

With BeejiveIM for iPhone 3.0, Beejive has added key new features that enable users to stay in touch more effectively in an even more personalized, rich manner. Already a full-featured social networking application that includes everything from photo and file transfer to voice notes, new offerings include:

--  Push notifications, letting you never miss a message whether you are
    online or not. Be alerted instantly when a new instant message arrives;

--  Multiple new features designed specifically to take advantage of the
    Apple 3.0 OS, including better scrolling and app email forwarding;

--  An updated user interface that allows for an unprecedented degree of
    customizability, from chat wallpapers to different app theme colors;
--  Meta contact support, which lets you group all buddies for the same
    person under one contact and link them to your iPhone's address book.

In addition, with this release, BeejiveIM for iPhone's price has been lowered from $15.99 to $9.99.

"We created BeejiveIM to address the lack of reliable, user-friendly instant messaging applications available for mobile users, and we have had great success in making our iPhone application the most robust, personalized experience out there," said Kai Yu, founder and CEO, Beejive. "Now, with BeejiveIM 3.0, we are able to take advantage of Apple's new OS and bring our users what they have been asking for: push and meta contact support. This should bring mobile communications to new levels, making it easier than ever to stay in touch with friends, families and colleagues no matter where you might be."

BeejiveIM for iPhone 3.0 is available on the iTunes App Store for $9.99. Please visit the iTunes App Store directly or follow the link from The 3.0 version is a free upgrade for existing users.

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