iGotChat Messenger (Chat, Group Chat, Free Text, SMS, MMS, Poke)
By Cantcha, Inc.
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Now with Message Receipts! Works Worldwide! iGotChat is a cross-platform instant messaging application for Smart-Phones (iPhone, iPod Touch & Android).
It features detailed message receipts (sent, delivered, & read), group chat, multimedia support, distribution lists, user message blocking and an innovative poking feature that will have you hooked from the moment you use it. * NO OTHER MESSAGING APP HAS THIS INNOVATIVE FUNCTIONALITY. *
Avoid traditional SMS / MMS fees with iGotChat. iGotChat routes messages through your existing data plan and thus avoids text messaging fees. The application uses push notifications to instantly alert you of incoming messages.
** Both Sender and Receiver must have app installed.
Key Features of iGotChat:
MESSAGE RECEIPTS: Get detailed receipts for each message, even by user. Sent, Delivered & Read.
GROUP CHAT: Integrated Group messaging is built right in! Chat with multiple friends at the same time.
SOCIAL INTEGRATION: Link to your Facebook Account, Share via Facebook and Twitter.
SAFE & SECURE: All messages are transported encrypted, meaning that your conversations are kept private.
FRIEND SEARCH: Innovative searching feature lets you quickly locate friends already using iGotChat through your contacts and Facebook account!!
NO HIDDEN COSTS: Once you and your friends download the application you can chat and message as much as you want. iGotChat uses your existing data plan to route messages: 3G/Edge or WIFI.
NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: Send messages to all your international friends using iGotChat at no additional charge.
DISTRIBUTION GROUPS: Setup distribution groups just like email, only better. Makes sending a message to a group a people a snap!
POKE YOUR FRIENDS: Enhance your messages with cool icons. Try it once and your will be hooked!
NO LOG IN/OUT: Quick one time setup is all that is required and then you will always be connected. No need to log in/out each time.
FAST DELIVERY: Messages are not limited by carrier traffic.
OFFLINE MESSAGING: Never miss a message, all messages are stored offline until retrieved.
CROSS PLATFORM SUPPORT: Works across all iPhone, iPod Touch (w/ WIFI) & Android devices.
MULTIMEDIA SUPPORT: Send your favorite pictures to your friends.
LOCATION SHARING: Share your location with your friends.
CONTACT SHARING: Share contacts from your address book.
USER CUSTOMIZATION: Many customization options.
MESSAGE BLOCKING: Got an annoying stalker? No problem. Message blocking feature allows you to block incoming messages from specified users.
So invite all your friends to download iGotChat and start chatting!
iGotChat - Do you?
Visit http:///www.igotchat.com for more information, FAQs and Support.
What's New in Version 2.0
- Message Receipts! Sent, Delivered and Read. Click on receipt icons on message bubbles to see detailed delivery information. * Both Sender and Receiver need to be on version 2.0 to receive full message receipt information. *
- Performance Improvements
- Faster Message Delivery
- Bug Fixes
This is a great app I love being able to have group texting. There are a few bugs and features that if added would make this a Excellent app for example need the profile pic of the person chatting especially with groups if you have a large group it's hard to see those little name titles. Or at least ability to give everybody a different color bubble. And group chats should be labeled, if I name and select BFF the name of the chat should say BFF they all say group chat 2 and I have a few going at once. Can be confusing! Otherwise it's great take a look at disco messenger they were doing excellent but there discontinuing not sure why? maybe igotchat can use some of there ideas;-)
Great concept- could be more user friendly
This app does have a huge benefit - you can chat without using text limits and transfer files generally faster than traditional SMS. My feedback focuses on the user experience - there is little guide on how to find fellow friends, and some messages don't immediately populate. I've twice had to send a message to a friend to get there pics to come through to me - even tho they sent the files first. Also, there is a lot of redundancy in this app. Chatting is available through Facebook and countless other apps; the same is true for file exchange. So go ahead and get the app, but have a friend walk you through it until it's updated to be more user friendly.
Polish it up!
I would like to give this a 5-star rating bc I really enjoy the app and what it provides. No more clunky SMS. I can see when my messages have been both delivered and received. I can send pictures and cute pokes and smilies and share my location w friends.
What I can't do is allow the buffer to fill up or the keyboard response slows to a crawl and the device-to-device time lags as much as an hour. Too, I can't archive conversations so once the buffer is cleared everything is gone.
I'd happily spend a few dollars for quick, predictable transfer times and the ability to save some of my favorite conversations.
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Apr 29, 2011
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 10.3 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Cantcha, Inc.
- © 2010 Cantcha, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.