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Samsung is set to launch their new mobile messaging platform, ChatON, at the IFA consumer electronics conference this week. Samsung's ChatON will work across platforms such as Android, iOS, Blackberry and Samsung's Bada OS, unlike competitors Blackberry with BBM or Apple's upcoming iMessages. ChatON will support one-on-one discussions as well as group messaging, it will also support standard text-based messages as well as images and even simple animations.
This is another step in the mobile messaging solution, where there are a fair amount of competitors and action happening. Blackberry BBM, iMessages launching from Apple soon, Skype acquired GroupMe, Facebook recently purchased Beluga, another cross-platform group messaging app. It seems as though group messaging is the latest trend to launch into.
Our App of the Day today is Adobe CreatePDF for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad with iOS 4.3 or later.
Do you need similar functionality as Adobe Acrobat for desktop on your iPhone or iPad? Give this one a go. Sadly it is not free, but can be picked up for $9.99 USD.
Adobe CreatePDF brings the same high-quality PDF creation as Adobe Acrobat to your iPad, iPhone and other iOS devices.
Our App of the Day today is Skype WiFi for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 3.0 or later.
Skype WiFi (formerly Skype Access) is now on the Apple App Store for iOS devices. What is it? It is a very handy app which uses your Skype credit to connect to paid wireless hotspots around the world. It is a must-have app for frequent international travelers and one I'm about to download right now.
Get online at over 1 million WiFi hotspots around the world. Pay per minute with Skype Credit. The must-have app for trips abroad and international travelers.
Our App of the Day today is LinkedIn 4.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
The new LinkedIn app for the iPhone is not an update, but a complete rewrite. It's bring speed and simplicity improvements, access to your groups and the new LinkedIn Today feature. If you are a LinkedIn fan, you'll want to get this latest version for sure.
Get on-the-go access to your professional network with LinkedIn for iPhone. Find and connect with more than 120M members worldwide, read the latest industry news, keep up-to-date with your groups, and share content with your network from anywhere.
Our App of the Day today is Facebook Messenger for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
Mark and team launched Facebook Messenger yesterday which promises a faster way to message. It is a dedicated app (sadly only available for download in the US App Store at this stage) which make it easier to contact friends on your phone.
It has already shot to the top of the App Store list for hot new apps and is worth checking out.
Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.
Message friends, groups of friends or anyone in your mobile contacts
Map your location, find your friends and make plans on the go
Get mobile notifications so you never miss a message
Include photos so friends can see what you're doing
Our App of the Day today is GetGlue 2.4.3 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 3.1 or later.
Think of Foursquare for entertainment and you get GetGlue. It's a check-in based app which allows you to socially share with friends what you are doing when you are relaxing.
Watching a new TV episode, catching a new movie, listening to music, watching your team beat another and so on. You also earn stickers for certain achievements.
GetGlue makes it easy to connect with friends and fans around the TV shows, movies, music, and sporting events that you love. Check-in on GetGlue while consuming entertainment to share with friends and to earn exclusive rewards from our partners.
Our App of the Day today is Google+ 220.127.116.116 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
Not long ago today Google let loose the latest version of Google+ for Apple devices. The newest version that is out now allows the app to run on iPad and iPod touch devices and not just iPhone as with the first version.
It also brings some performance and stability improvements as well as Huddle settings and better notifications.
Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they're checking in.
* Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.
* Stream is where you can get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.
* Huddle is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.
Google+ is only available for users 18 and older.
Our App of the Day today is GLMPS for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.2 or later.
GLMPS pronounced "glimpse" is a brand new app to the iTunes App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch which brings a cool new way of taking photos. It captures the first few seconds before a photo is taken - those special moments when people are preparing for the shot and when crazy and fun things can happen.
You are even able to see your and others video in the app since GLMPS makes use of Flash and it makes good use of social connections to find your friends. This one is worth a shot for sure and it's free.
A video clip is automatically captured with every picture you take - the result is a creatively packaged glimpse of the moment that can be shared with friends & family in real-time.
Lovingly designed and built by people who believe it should be simple to share moments that matter.
Our App of the Day today is Skype 2.1 for Android for Android 2.1 or later.
The latest version of Skype for Android (18.104.22.168) comes with better support for video calling on more Android devices. If you were lacking that feature before, definetly get this app or update to the current version.
Make free Skype-to-Skype video calls, and call phones at Skype rates on the move Skype 2.1 for Android lets you make free voice and video Skype-to-Skype calls, and call phones and landlines at great Skype rates on the move.
Video calling now supported on more Android phones. See the What's New section for full handset list.
Free* Skype-to-Skype IM, calls and video calls over 3G or WiFi.
Cheap calls and SMS to landlines or mobiles at great Skype rates
Our App of the Day today is Skype for iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
Launched only several hours ago, then taken down due to an issue with the app and then re-added to the App Store an hour or so after that, Skype for iPad has finally made it and it works rather well.
Bring your Skype contacts closer with full screen video at your fingertips.
Beautiful and simple, this is Skype built especially for the iPad. Call, video call, or instant message anyone on Skype. Plus, if you add a little Skype Credit, call landlines and mobiles at really low rates.
Simple to use:
Join Skype on our website or just sign straight in to your account.
If you already have a Skype account, your Skype contacts will automatically be there on your iPad.
We've made adding new Skype contacts really easy.
Once they're in your Contact list, call, video or instant message them in one touch.
Flick through recent calls and instant messages in your Skype for iPad history.
Skype for iPad works over Wi-Fi or 3G (operator data charges may apply). Call Skype contacts on their iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac and even Skype enabled TVs.