IM+ Pro now on sale for $0.99

IM+ Pro, one of the best instant messaging apps on the iDevice, is now on sale for $0.99 – down from its regular price of $9.99. This IM supports nearly all the major chat platforms, including MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, AIM and more. In addition, a recent update introduced Beep, a free alternative to SMS and MMS that lets you chat with contacts from your phone’s Address Book (similar to WhatsApp).

Introducing Beep: free mobile-to-mobile in-app messenger.
We figured you’ve been looking for a free alternative to SMS for a while now. And now we’ve got that right in IM+. Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and other mobile devices that your friends use IM+ on: Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone.
Whenever you send and receive text messages, photos, video or voice messages, IM+ Beep will make sure that your message was successfully sent and notify you when it is safely delivered. Push will make incoming messages instantly pop up on your device.

And for all you Angry Birds fans, SHAPE Services even teamed up with Rovio to bring you an interactive Angry Birds theme (just think occasional flying birds and pigs in the background). If you’re after an All-in-One IM app for your iPhone/iPad, this is a fantastic deal at only a buck.

IM+ Pro SHAPE Services, IM+ Pro, – $0.99

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SHAPE Services updates IM+ with Retina Support, Rolls out new IM+ for web

SHAPE Service’s IM+ Pro app (TMA Review), easily one of the best instant messaging apps for the iDevice, has just received an update (v4.3) and it now has retina support, ensuring that all your chat sessions will look nice and crisp on the iPhone 4. Here’s what’s new in this version:

  • New themes and wallpapers
  • Hi-res graphics for iPhone 4
  • Full VoiceOver support
  • Setting own display picture from iPhone 4 front camera
  • Improved contact search

Aside from supporting a slew of messaging services out there (MSN, gChat, ICQ, AIM, Skype etc), IM+ Pro is also a universal app, meaning that it’ll work on both your iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad after a single purchase. If you’re still looking for a robust and feature filled IM app, IM+ Pro is as good a choice as any on the App Store (you can also try out their free IM+ Lite).

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iTête à iTête – Interview with Elena Dyatlova of SHAPE Services

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The “Jesus” phone is not only about gaming. It has the highest ratio of people using it both for business and personal purposes. And one of the most renowned companies making invaluable business apps is SHAPE Services. The creators of the best All-in-one IM on the AppStore – IM+, as well as the recent hit and the #1 business app – Business Card Reader. And today to talk to us about all things iPhone is Elena Dyatlova – the PR Manager for SHAPE Services.

Shape Services have also discounted several of their high-profile apps for the holidays. You can read about it in our Santa Claus is coming to TouchMyApps article.

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More Christmas price drops fall on App Store – SEED 1, Shape, EA

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It’s indeed a rain of Xmas sales and giveaways.

Electronic Arts have dropped the prices on 8 (yes eight!) titles today including Command and Conquer along with other great games.

But the best is yet to come – Chillingo’s hit RPG SEED 1 – RISE OF DARKNESS is currently being marked to FREE at the App Store. You may be able to grab it now, but the App Store may take a little longer to update the app. Its original price was $2.99.

And not only game publishers get into the Christmas spirit – Shape Services have made massive discounts on their amazing IM+ (down to $2.99 from $9.99) and RDM+ (down to $3.99 from $19.99) along with a couple of other apps.

I don’t know for how long will this last, but it’s now or never!

Find the full updated list of today’s hot sales in our Xmas Sales Sticky!

Quick App Update: IM+ 3.4 now Available

im_mainSHAPE Services, makers of the popular chat app IM+ for the iPhone/iPod Touch, have released the much anticipated 3.4 update at the App Store. Already a solid choice as an “All-in-One Messenger” for iDevice Users, SHAPE taken the app to another level with some great new additions:

  • Speech recognition as an in-app purchase feature.
  • Animated Emoticons.
  • Copy text from chat bubbles.
  • New email notifications via Push – for Hotmail, Yahoo and GMail.

TMA’s ChiffaN had an exclusive look at the update several weeks back and reviewed IM+, his copy based on the final version submitted to Apple.

All in all, IM+ is a real gem. Since installation, I have removed all other networking and messaging apps (except for Facebook), and haven’t regretted it. It really helps keeping all of your messaging in one place and does an excellent job of it.

If you’re tired of using mediocre messaging apps, IM+ is certainly one of the top choices out there for your iPhone/iPod Touch.  There is also a free Lite version you can try out, though it doesn’t have the latest features from the 3.4 update.

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IM+ in Review – I’m available anywhere, to anyone and by any means

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Hola folks! I’m just back from my refreshing vacation in a small town on the Mediterranean coast near wonderful Barcelona! During this trip I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to really touch a number of apps, games and even an iPhone related gadget! So with this review I’m starting a cycle of Spanish themed articles on the stuff I’ve had the chance to play around on my trip. So, torro!

My first victim will be the rather well-known IM client, IM+, by SHAPE Services. I’ve had the unique opportunity to try out their latest build (3.4) which is currently under review by Apple and features nothing less than voice recognition! Yep, you heard me, voice recognition. Truth be told, it is for a small addiional montly fee, but hey, there’s no such thing as a free lunch! But we’ll get more into that later. We’ll start off easy for now.

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App Price Drop – March 3rd, 2009

Loads of worthwhile apps on sale, including the impressive robot shooter in ExZeus, Dungeon & Hero and a great word game in WordJong. GL Golf Standard, a very solid golf title which we recently reviewed (Deluxe version) can be had for only $0.99. If you’re looking for a good IM app, look no further as the best in the business BeejiveIM is now only $9.99. A cheaper alternative in IM+ is priced at only a buck. Finally, if you’re not aware of IUGO’s huge $10,000 contest, they’ve lowered their prices on all Toy Bot Diaries apps to get even more people in on the fun. Be sure to check the entire price drop list after the break!

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ExZeus

$5.99 —> $1.99

ExZeus

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GL Golf

$5.99 —> $0.99

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Dungeon & Hero

$4.99 —> $2.99

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WordJong

$4.99 —> $2.99

WordJong

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iDodge: Space Ninja (+multiplayer!)

$2.99 —> $0.99

iDodge: Space Ninja (+multiplayer!)

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App Price Drop – Christmas Holiday Edition

Christmas is only days away and developers have dropped more prices in preparation for the Holiday Season. Frenzic, one of my favorite puzzlers on the iPhone is currently only $1.99. Bejeweled 2, another popular match puzzler is on sale for $2.99.  EA has dropped prices on their titles, including Yahtzee and Tetris. As usual, be sure to check this post for the entire price drop list.

Note: Our Dec 15th post for app sales are still in effect!

Frenzic

$4.99 —> $1.99

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Bejeweled 2

$4.99 —> $2.99

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YAHTZEE Adventures

$4.99 —> $2.99

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TETRIS

$7.99 —> $4.99

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SCRABBLE

$7.99 —> $4.99

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Spore Origins

$7.99 —> $6.99

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