Pushme.to, a superb messaging app for the iDevice, has become even more versatile thanks to the latest 2.0 update. Much like Ping!Chat and WhatsApp Messenger, Pushme.to allows users to send and receive text messages for free right from their iPhone/iPod Touch (think SMS without the added cost). With the 2.0 update however, Pushme.to further distances itself from the pack with the added ability to chat with anyone via a web browser. That’s right, the other party doesn’t even need to have an iPhone or the app to carry out the real-time chat session. All they need to do is visit pushme.to/yourusernameon a browser and bam!, you’re ready to go. I’ve tested the service quite a bit and it works like a charm. Throw in push notifications and you’ve just made it that much easier for friends and family to send you a quick message or two. Some of the other new features include:
- Free registration for web (non iPhone) users
- Completely redesigned, messages organized per conversation
- Ability to link Pushme.to usernames to iPhone contacts
- Avatars support both on the web, and from iPhone contacts
(automatically uploaded to the web when linked from iPhone)
- Softer incoming message sound
Best of all, Pushme.to is now FREE for a very limited time (down from $2.99). If SMS and staying in touch is your thing, I HIGHLY recommend that you download the app now and snap up your unique username. It’s already become one of my favorite apps.
Pushme.to brings free instant messaging to your iPhone and web browser, for real-time communication with your friends with or without iPhone.
If they have an iPhone/iPod Touch, you can exchange free messages with images, just knowing their nickname. Or, using just a browser, your friends can send you free instant messages from your pushme.to/nickname web page and read your replies in real time.
No registration is required for sending you instant messages from the web. Leave your link or install a widget anywhere on the web and be connected to the world, instantly.
Why is it better than SMS?
✔ No charges per message, international or not
✔ Instant images send and receive on the web or iPhone/iPod Touch
✔ Messages delivered on the screen but via Internet – even without network coverage with Wi-Fi
✔ All messages are stored in the cloud and accessible via browser
Why is it better than competing iPhone messengers?
✔ Real-time conversation both on iPhone and in web browser
✔ The sender is not required to register or own an iPhone
✔ No user lists, no software to download
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Note: Pushme.to relies on Push Notification services to alert you in real time, you will have to have it on for the application to work.
Tip: if you have installed the app, but push notifications are not working, try rebooting the iPhone.