Chat for Google Talk Pro - with Push Notification
By App Channel Limited
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Chat for Google talk is a fast and easy-to-use messenger to chat with your Google Talk friends. The UI is specially designed to chat with friends easily on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch device.
★★★ Features ★★★
✓ Push notification for new messages when the app is in background
✓ Universal binary for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad
✓ Easy chat switching - You can switch to a new chat by tap the new message notification. And you can switch back to previous chat with a left swipe.
✓ Chat emotions - You can send/receive Google Talk emotions in chat.
✓ Send/receive photos
✓ Stay online when the app is in background
✓ Support landscape and portrait orientation
✓ Customizable chatting background and bubbles
✓ Chat history - The app saves chat history in app and you can view/remove the history at any time.
✓ Retina enabled
✓ Auto sign in
✓ Privacy protection - The app connects to Google chat servers directly via XMPP protocol.
What's New in Version 2.9
- Bug fixed for receiving image.
Dencent with some annoyances
I use this app a lot, but wish i had the option to remain seen by others as logged in even when the chat window is not open. I would prefer if there were an option available to me that would allow a choice to be seen as on or offline even if the chat window is not currently displayed on my phone. I constantly get text messages asking why I went offline in the middle of a conversation if I happen to open another app on my phone while the gmail chat app is still running. So basically, unless this app is open on your screen all the time, it will display you as being offline to others.
The only other issue I have is when I open the app, it always pops open a chat window for someone I'm not even talking to, and sometimes the texting keyboard won't close so I am able to scroll down to see what the other person has typed.
An OK app
Pros: I can message back and forth with my husband while he's deployed and at work, since it is in sync with our gmail email addresses. Much easier than regular email.
Cons: Messages appear twice on the scree each time either of us sends one. Does not sync messages across iPhone, iPad, and computer. If I start a chat on my phone, it does not sync those messages to my iPad or computer if I come back to the conversation on a different device. Each device holds only the conversation that was typed on that device. Push notifications don't always work, which was the whole reason I purchased the full version. Also, the app randomly shuts down when clicking on photos sent or received, and at random other times in a conversation.
Overall, not a terrible app, but not fully functional either. Could definitely use some fixes as updates to make it more useful.
Some annoying issues
Glad for this application because it functions as an alternative to text messaging BUT there are some particular complaints I have. 1) on several occasions, the software switched the intended recipient of my message while I was in the midst of typing, and the message was delivered to the wrong person when I clicked "send". While trying to prevent that from happening again, I lost a rather long message. 2) There is no consistency of retaining the conversational track in the cloud sync between laptop and phone. 3) I only GChat with 1 person. Yet, another one of my friends appears as the default every time I open the app. I have to close him out (the default friend who I never GChat with) before scrolling down and replying to my friend. It seems as though there are too many steps to keep up with a conversation.
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Mar 23, 2012
- Version: 2.9
- Size: 21.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: App Channel Limited
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.