07
Jan
IM

Social butterflies have been enjoying SHAPE Services’ maxed-out instant messaging application IM+ Pro since last year, but the privilege certainly came with a price – it cost $9.99. Recently, however, SHAPE dropped the price to just $0.99, considerably increasing the app’s value.

As a reminder, here’s what IM+ Pro is capable of:

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As of yet, we have no idea as to how long this sale will last, so if you’re interested, you might as well pick it up now. All the information you’ll need is provided below.

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • RazorHail

    IMO one shouldnt pay for Instant Messenging
    thats why I dont use Whatsapp

    • Hans

      IMO, IMO is a good alternative =)
      Stable, fast and good looking.

  • Jaymoon
  • http://www.twitter.com/ScottColbert Scott

    Amazon had this as their free app a few months ago, and while I liked it, it killed my battery in no time.

  • http://www.radium-v.com/ John

    I use IMO on my Thunderbolt, and I love it. For my Tab 10.1, I use IM+ Pro (I got it from the Amazon App Store when it was free) because it has a full honeycomb interface, whereas IMO just stretches. The only thing about IM+ is that it keeps pushing its Beep service, as if I wanted to add yet another im protocol to my huge list of accounts.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Didn't they kill the annoying bit about pushing Beep in the last update?

  • Danny

    This would have been great for me a couple of years ago, but I've done away with all other IM services and only use Google Talk now.

    • http://androidpandora.blogspot.com/ Myself

      i know, unfortunetly most of me friends haven't surrendered to gtalk yet, unfortunetly, because it has an amazing battery performance

  • SK

    I don't think IMO has push support. Does it?

    IM Pro+ and the free version have push support. So, you can get messages even when the app is not running. That's a huge battery saver. Push used to be a hit and miss, but they have fixed the bugs and it works extremely well. And they also stopped pushing their beep service. It wasn't that bad to begin with anyway.

    I think the app is definitely worth a buck.

  • jjsan

    I dont think that push is battery saver. It has to be connected to server. On iphone push was battery waster so i think its also on android

    • SK

      I don't know about iPhone, but push is definitely a battery saver in Android. For one, the app doesn't need to be running. The in itself means less battery usage.

      It also means that the app doesn't need to hold wake locks to make sure the phone doesn't go to sleep while waiting for an IM. The push framework is written to take care of that part and waking up only when really necessary.

  • Pawnty

    I use this app on my tablet since it's the only one with a tablet friendly interface, and I use beejive on my phone.

  • Ray

    I am using the free messaging app called Zlango. Check it out - https://market.android.com/details?id=com.zlango.zms&feature

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