Of course, the day I figured out that I could use TextFree (an app that provides you with an email address which displays any messages sent to it as a push notification to your iPhone) BeejiveIM finally hits the app store with push notifications enabled. AIM did as well, as you can see below:
I like the new splash screen, very classy, and uh, bee hivey?
In the Settings app you can select which type of notifications you’d like to receive:
This is how the notification appears when you have the screen locked and first turn the phone screen on:
This is how the notification appears if you are currently using another app. Not perfect, as it is disruptive, but it is leaps and bounds better than having to actually keep the single IM application open in order to see your updates.
All in all I have to say I’m pretty pleased with the performance, as I saw the notifications pop up on my phone about 1-2 seconds after receiving the same IM message on my computer. In addition, if you delete the chat from your phone you won’t get the notifications if you’re using an IM app on your computer, so you’re not getting bombarded with notifications when you really don’t need them. Great work overall, @BeejiveIM!