Every instant messaging app for iPhone and iPad I’ve tried so far looks ugly and comes with a lot of features I don’t need. I just want a simple app that plugs into my iChat account and lets me chat with my buddies, I don’t need a full-featured, multi-service, multi-account, multi-godknowswhatelse ugly piece of software that comes with “unique custom wallpaper capabilities” and “exclusive Facebook chat integration”.
I want something simple, focused, beautiful and stable. So that’s why I’m looking forward to iM app: developed by Trevor Sheridan and Steve Itterly and designed by the talented Mathieu White, iM aims at becoming the ultimate solution for iPhone users who’ve always been disappointed by the state of instant messaging app on iOS.
We don’t know much about the feature set just yet, but from what we’ve been t0ld by the developers it seems like the main focus is that of building a beautiful app, with a stable and secure engine. There’s no release date yet, and no pricing info are available. I suspect the app hasn’t even entered the closed beta stage, but we’ll keep you posted about it.
In the meantime, I suggest you go follow @getimapp on Twitter so you can stay up to date with the development of the app yourself. As soon as the account reaches 1,000 followers and the app is ready for sale, the devs will give away 25 promo codes.
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