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I checked the processes, and mChat floats consistently at 4 or 5% CPU while Apollo spends more of its time at 0%. This would make me think that Apollo is
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    I checked the processes, and mChat floats consistently at 4 or 5% CPU while Apollo spends more of its time at 0%. This would make me think that Apollo is easier on the battery except it does some weird, but less frequent, spikes to -2000% CPU. So who knows which is more battery friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthursdomain View Post
    currently:
    mobile chat > apolloIM
    Matter of opinion.. Currently Mobile Chat doesnt hold my login/pass, and no visual notification from springboard.. Which are major issues for me..

    So I'm leaning towards ApolloIM..

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    well, considering mobilechat has locked up on me 3 times now i'll stick with apollo..

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalkid56 View Post
    Matter of opinion.. Currently Mobile Chat doesnt hold my login/pass, and no visual notification from springboard.. Which are major issues for me..

    So I'm leaning towards ApolloIM..
    apollo shows visual notification? last version i checked loged you out after you left the program...
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthursdomain View Post
    apollo shows visual notification? last version i checked loged you out after you left the program...
    yes, it will show the circular red bubble with # of messages received, similar to mail/sms. the program will keep you signed in via edge, but wifi keep alive isn't finished yet.

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    ah that would explain it, well if there is a message bubble... and although its not on wifi yet apollo is better at this point... when can we get something besides AOL?
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    i have no problems connecting via wifi. however, some people have said its certain router configurations causing issues, so im sure something will have to be sorted out in the source to eliminate that problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthursdomain View Post
    ah that would explain it, well if there is a message bubble... and although its not on wifi yet apollo is better at this point... when can we get something besides AOL?
    they are working on porting libpurple, which should allow for other instant messaging clients

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    For now, I use both since I have two accounts. I like the Away message with Mobilechat. I like the SAVE account function with ApolloIM. I'm sure in a couple of weeks both will have similar functions..hehehe

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    Apollo doesn't work most of the time for me.
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    Just got the new apollo update! it no longer signs off after you go back to the home screen or to another application. It does sign off after going from wifi to edge or vice versa. So right now, Apollo is better than mobile chat. Still need a more efficient notification when in the buddy list, as well as buddylist organization. But its a heck of a lot better than nothing!

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    As soon as one of them supports MSN then it will be better. Who uses AIM anyways?
    Last edited by kelmk; 09-12-2007 at 02:08 PM.

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    Everyone I know uses msn messenger or google talk

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    I'm liking apollo at the moment but i have both, waiting to see who will be better in the end

    Quote Originally Posted by kelmk View Post
    As soon as one of them supports MSN then it will be better. Who uses AIM anyways?
    I use both.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shimizu1006 View Post
    i use aim-i think everyone does
    LOL its funny running into ppl who don't use any type of messenger. I'm usually under the assumption that they must use something, whether its aim or something else.

    oh snap! mChat just released a update! u can store accounts and shti!! woot woot!
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    Yah wow! its pretty cool! i think im still gonna stick with apollo cause it has the little bubble which i find very heplful. Some features desparately needed are available/away messages and the abality to use your photos as buddy icons. Those would be sweet!
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    need to be able to delete accounts - i entered the wrong password for one of my aim accounts and now i cant get rid of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanakiye View Post
    need to be able to delete accounts - i entered the wrong password for one of my aim accounts and now i cant get rid of it
    OK I figured it out:
    Go to var/root/library/preferances/com.twenty08.MobileChat.Accounts
    Take that file and open it in jEdit and remove the account you want deleted. Then put it back ont the phone and reboot.

    Now to the sound files:
    Applications/MobileSMS.app/ReceivedMessage.aiff and SentMessage.aiff
    Replace them with whatever you chose.
    Last edited by pmas; 09-14-2007 at 12:29 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    i really need mChat not to scroll to the top of my conversation every time i send a message

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    mobile chat's newest version puts it in the lead for now

    i like the sound and the notification icons, plus it saves my account

    most importantly it has a settings screen
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