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imo instant messenger - FREE

by imo.im, Version: 2.7.1 , 3950 KB  

Package name: com.imo.android.imoim , Last Update: 2012-08-26 10:33:15


54711 ratings (4.456 average)

>250,000 downloads


What's new in this version (2.7.1):

version 2.7.0:
- New and improved imo network profiles
- Searchable imo directory
- Full support for Donut through Jelly Bean
- Improved popup including direct reply.
- Many bug and crash fixes.
version 2.7.1:
- hotfix release

Description

With imo instant messenger, it’s easy to stay in touch with friends on your existing IM accounts on Facebook Messenger, Google Talk, Skype, Windows Live Messenger (MSN), ICQ/AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Jabber, and Myspace, Vkontakte.ru, Hyves and the imo network.

All permissions are explained at the end of the description (please read).

imo messenger is free and doesn't use your sms or minutes. You do need internet access, over wifi or a data plan (3G preferred but works well on Edge also).

Features:

• Super fast and reliable messaging (much faster than SMS)
• Clean, simple and easy to use interface
• No need to create an account with imo
• Link all your existing IM accounts for easy login
• Very efficient on battery and network resources
• High quality voice calls
• Voice IMs (fast voice messages) turn your phone into a walkie-talkie
• Group messaging (super simple creation: add as many friends as you want to a group from any protocol and start chatting)
• Group photo sharing (share pictures with a whole group)
• Multimedia attachments - audio, video, files
• Chat history with lightning fast letter-by-letter search
• Concurrent sessions on different devices and the web at https://imo.im (messages automatically sync and alert in a smart way)


• WIRED App Guide Editor's Pick
• 2011 Mashable Award for Most Useful Mobile App
• Named Best Instant Messaging Application for Android by Lifehacker
• Named one of the Best Android Apps by PCMag

imo is available on the web, Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Nokia and works wonderfully across all platforms.

Don't forget to give us a rating.
We love to hear from you.

Twitter @ https://twitter.com/imoim
Facebook https://facebook.com/imo.im
Email android@imo.im
Website https://imo.im
About us: https://imo.im/about


Why we ask for certain permissions:

INTERNET: connect to imo servers
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: react to network changes so we can reconnect
READ_CONTACTS: to read phone-book contacts; only used when you choose to invite friends, or find friends
GET_ACCOUNTS: to prefill email during imo network registration.
READ_PHONE_STATE: to prefill phone number during imo network registration
RECEIVE_SMS: to receive verification SMS during imo network registration.
VIBRATE: for notifications
RECORD_AUDIO: for voice IMs, and voice calls
MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: to adjust speaker volume during calls
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: to auto start on boot
INSTALL_SHORTCUT: to create home screen shortcuts
WAKE_LOCK: for very short term partial cpu lock to make sure messages are sent and received while phone is sleeping
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: for caching pictures
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: to keep wifi awake while sending messages
BILLING: Currently used for beta testing possible subscription services
BLUETOOTH: Required to avoid crash on Ice Cream when connected to bluetooth
BROADCAST_STICKY: Required to avoid crash on Ice Cream when connected to bluetooth

Last comments from Android Market

Carlos (*****)
Nice app

kalin (*****)
Great app!

Apollon (*****)
Very good, better than nimbuzz

mg (*****)
Excellent simple clean interface. history on imo website. an MSN contact on BB couldn't see me online (don't know what app). rooted x10 mini.

jjsonp (*****)
Much prefer this to running skype! Tried 3 other im programs but they all lost connection frequently - not this one.

Ake (****)
Itll b prefect if the jabber protocol has server and port option.

Marek (*****)
Simple nice look,work fine.G1 1.6

Luke (*****)
Almost perfect. A few bugs have been submitted to the dev.

aaron (****)
No notification sound when app is open that conversation. But overall great!

$lip (*****)
Imo guys, stay simple! Tnx for app

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