SOURCE: Beejive

December 18, 2009 08:00 ET

BeejiveIM for iPhone Tops Best of Year Lists, Celebrates With Holiday Sale

Apple, Wired Magazine and Macworld All Recognize Beejive's Instant Messaging App as One of the Best of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2009) - Beejive is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, BeejiveIM for iPhone has been selected by Apple as a Best App of the Year and was a leading pick among both print and online media for Best Messaging App. BeejiveIM for iPhone is a fast, modern, and highly customizable iPhone social networking app that supports Facebook Chat, GoogleTalk®, AIM®/iChat®/MobileMe®, MSN®/Windows Live®, Yahoo!®, MySpace, ICQ®, and Jabber, allowing users to chat with all of their IM contacts from one user-friendly interface. With BeejiveIM, users can experience the always-on connectivity and feature richness of desktop instant messaging from their iPhones, making it much easier and cost-effective to communicate than via texting. And, by using Push notifications and staying connected for up to 7 days, BeejiveIM ensures that users are always within reach. To celebrate the holidays, BeejiveIM is on sale for $6.99 until January 1, 2010.

Numerous media outlets have lauded BeejiveIM for iPhone for its powerful feature set. In Apple's iTunes Rewind 2009, BeejiveIM with Push was ranked as one of the best apps of the year. Wired Magazine's editors honored BeejiveIM with one of only three nominations for their best overall app of 2009 contest. And, BeejiveIM was recognized by Macworld with an App Gem Award as the best messaging app of the year.

"2009 has been a great year for BeejiveIM," said Kai Yu, founder and CEO, Beejive. "We have made major strides in the product, adding everything from Facebook Chat to file transfers to push notifications, while also taking our users' feedback and making our best-in-class UI more customizable and easy-to-use than ever. We are thankful to our loyal customers who have spread the word and helped us improve the product. To celebrate, we're offering a 30% off sale price that makes BeejiveIM a perfect gift for all of the iPhone users on your list."

BeejiveIM for iPhone is available for $6.99 until January 1, 2010, when it will return to $9.99. Please visit the iTunes 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

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