eBuddy Announces eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod Touch


eBuddy, the world’s leading independent web and mobile instant messaging (IM) service, today announced the global launch of eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod Touch, the company’s new, premium, ad-free, multi-network mobile instant messenger application available for sale now via Apple’s App Store for $4.99 USD (€3.99 Euro).

eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod Touch is a premium mobile instant messaging application that enables iPhone and iPod Touch owners with AIM, Facebook Chat, ICQ, Gtalk, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo Messenger to have multiple chats in one, aggregated interface, and provides a fast, reliable, and high quality ‘on-the-go’ chat experience with features including:

  • Push notifications for incoming messages when you exit the app for up to 3 days*
  • Set your display picture from your camera or photo library*
  • Send pictures to friends*
  • Advertisement free*
  • Easily switch between chats by swiping your screen
  • Shake your iPhone or iPod Touch to send a buzzer

*Exclusive to eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod Touch

“Over 2.5 million unique monthly users currently use our free version of eBuddy for iPhone and iPod Touch, and we believe a significant number of our users will upgrade to eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod Touch to take advantage of key features including picture sending, three-day push notification and an advertising-free chat environment,” states Jan-Joost “JJ” Rueb, CEO and co-founder of eBuddy. “Our eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod Touch users will also be happy to know that we plan to release frequent version updates with more new features soon – including landscape mode.”

eBuddy for iPhone and iPod Touch has ranked as a top 10 social networking app in 76 of 77 of Apple App Store countries since launching in July 2009, according to app store analytics company, Distimo.

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