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Imo messenger Android app update brings tablet optimization

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Imo messenger Android app update brings tablet optimization


The imo.im website is probably the most popular destination for those who have Facebook or Skype blocked at work. It’s basically a web interface to all sorts of chat services and it works flawlessly. Recently, it got its own Android application and now that has been optimized to look good on Android tablets, making full use of the extra space.

Imo supports an impressive number of chat services: Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Skype, MSN, ICQ/AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Jabber, Hyves, VKontakte and Steam.

The new tablet interface shows the contact list and current chats side by side on the left and a swipe from the right brings the settings menu.

The application can also run in the background and is integrated with Android’s notifications, and you can customize what kind of a notification you get. All of the services that you’d usually get are supported - free voice calls between Imo users, voice messages, and plenty more.


via Android Authority

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posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:40 1

1. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


IMO.IM and its android messenger app where once my favorite app!

Sadly, they cut away what I liked about the service :(

I use 2 main accounts, one for REAL LIFE / WORK / ECT, and one for anything I do concerning gaming.
Both the website and the android app USED to allow multiple master/sub account login's, sadly, about 6-8~ months ago, they nuked that ability, so no longer could I keep my RL/Gaming identity's apart... Then about 2 months after I get an eMail from them about my Gaming account saying because it doesnt have a REAL name attached to it, it was being disabled! (PRO!)

So, Naturally, I went over to Trillian...

I honestly would have paid for the service or app that IMO.IM provided, but they never offered it as an option, and customer service NEVER replied to any of my queries (about 15 of them before I left), It WAS a better web interface AND android app in every way, then they nuked once of the main reasons why I liked it...

Well played IMO.IM, well played!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:59

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Told you so! It's a matter of very short time, and all of your Android apps will have tablet optimized versions, or they will fall behind competition and you'll switch to those.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 19:09

3. roscuthiii (Posts: 1796; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


"Recently, it got its own Android application and now that has been optimized to look good on Android tablets..."

Do you mean it was recently optimized for tablets? Imo's had an Android app for a while now. I still have it on my old Droid Eris in a drawer somewhere from a couple years ago.

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