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Seems like whatsapp is serious into getting onto our phones

24th August 2010, 12:39 PM   |  #1  
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Those in the whatsapp beta for Android should update your software ASAP, because they just put in push functionality for everyone with a 2.2 phone. Is this the only software so far not from google to actually use the 2.2 push function? (C2DM and the likes do not count)
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how is it different to what its doing now?? i shall update soon after i finish charging
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how is it different to what its doing now?? i shall update soon after i finish charging

It doesn't poll like the old version anymore, and after some testing, I am getting my messages a little faster, because there is usually a 10-20 second delay when the app is sleeping, but this time it's like a 2-3 second after my friend sends me the text via whatsapp.
24th August 2010, 01:59 PM   |  #4  
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ahh right so there would be better battery life too??
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Is the beta app available? Have they mentioned a release date?

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Whatsapp is probably one of the most useful apps for someone coming from a blackberry and misses BBMs. The difference is the speed but the main upside is that it's crossplatformed. Also the app is good for people that travel and have an open wifi spot. Free messaging to friends back home is well worth it.
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ahh right so there would be better battery life too??

Definitely!

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Is the beta app available? Have they mentioned a release date?

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Nope, but it should be within the next few months, it's already very stable other than some of the extra stuff like backgrounds, etc.

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Whatsapp is probably one of the most useful apps for someone coming from a blackberry and misses BBMs. The difference is the speed but the main upside is that it's crossplatformed. Also the app is good for people that travel and have an open wifi spot. Free messaging to friends back home is well worth it.

Yeah, since I have quite a few friends with an iphone and BB, I'm able to send them messages via my data plan.
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AppBrain's Fastweb Installer uses C2DM too for installation of applications from your PC browser.

Anything that uses C2DM is immediately interesting, I'll check it out!
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Those in the whatsapp beta for Android should update your software ASAP, because they just put in push functionality for everyone with a 2.2 phone. Is this the only software so far not from google to actually use the 2.2 push function? (C2DM and the likes do not count)

I believe Pingchat uses push notifications. Works well on my Desire.
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I believe Pingchat uses push notifications. Works well on my Desire.

It's not using the same type of 2.2 push unfortunately.

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