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Nimbuzz for Windows Phone updated with chat room filters, better file sharing

On their blog Nimbuzz has revealed details of the latest update to their Windows Phone app.

The first enhancement is to Chat Rooms, which now come with filters and advanced search options which makes it easier to find just the right one that match your interests.

Next is improvements to File Sharing. Nimbuzz reports that they have made the entire process of file sharing on the platform much faster on both 2G and 3G networks. Files can now be up to 5 MB in size. Nimbuzz also allows you to share images right from your photo gallery. You no longer need to go through the entire process of attaching an image before sharing it.

nimbuzzqrThe update of course also brings bug fixes and other performance improvements.

Download what Nimbuzz calls their new Windows Phone app from the Windows Phone Store here.

Via Trutower.com

Zello walkie-talkie app updated with new features

Zello Windows Phone appZello, the new Push to Talk walkie talkie service which has just recently come to Windows Phone, has seen an update bringing much needed new features.

The Zello app lets users communicate in chat rooms via voice rather than text, and connects millions of people.

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  • Added live tile.
  • Push notifications.
  • Replay last message features.
  • Added Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Italian, Indonesian, Bulgarian, Croatian, and Turkish translations.

The update also fixed several bugs.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Via TruTower.com

Nimbuzz Windows Phone App Updated with SIP support and more

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Nimbuzz on Windows Phone client has  received  a major update  to version 1.1.8.1.

The update now allows users to  add other SIP accounts to the app, allowing them to make affordable VoIP calls, and make great international long distance savings.

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The update also offers:

  • SIP VOIP ACCOUNTS – Connect to any SIP provider and enjoy extremely low cost VOIP calls.
  • Allows you to Record and share Videos with friends.
  • Copy/Forward/Delete functionality for chat messages.
  • Improved File transfer.
  • Quick scrolling in chat window.
  • Bug Fix and Overall performance optimization.

In a statement Nimbuzz said:

“Nimbuzz has always been about connecting people and binding relationships together. Communication extends beyond messaging and calling. Users now want to share their priceless emotions and moments with pictures and videos. Taking a cue from this evolving communication need, Nimbuzz on Windows Phone 8 now allows users to not only transfer images but also shoot videos and share them with others on the platform.”

The updated app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

via Trutower.com

WhatsApp for Windows Phone may soon get voice calls in latest leak

imageI know that many of our readers have become rather fatigued by news of the ever improving but never released WhatsApp for Windows Phone beta.

Today’s news is rather interesting however, with new translation strings being found which suggests the WhatsApp for Windows Phone app may get voice calling capability around the same time as the iOS and Android versions.

WhatsApp’s CEO announced their chat app will get the feature earlier this year, coming first to iOS and Android this Spring.

It seems however  that WhatsApp is already working on the Windows Phone version, with new strings for Hang up, Incoming call, Outgoing call being found in the Windows Phone client.

Hopefully this means Windows Phone will get the service around the same time or not long after the iOS and Android apps.

Either way, with all the new features the WhatsApp beta is accumulating, the app is sure to be a massive upgrade to the current version when eventually released.

New WhatsApp Beta UI tweaks hint at WhatsApp Voice Calls

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Mancae90 have posted some more screen shots from the beta version of WhatsApp, version 2.11.408.

The screen shots shows that WhatsApp has continued to tweak the user interface of the app, with the unread message indicators now improved.

More interesting however are new icons in the Profiles section of the app, which currently when tapped takes you directly to the chat pane, but, given hints in translation files about voice calls, may also soon allow users to make VOIP calls to other WhatsApp users.

The WhatsApp founder and chief executive, Jan Koum,  has earlier confirmed voice calls were coming to first iOS and Android, and then later Windows Phone and Blackberry, saying:

“We’re adding voice to WhatsApp so people can stay in touch with friends and loved ones no matter where they are in the world.”

As usual, we continue to wait for WhatsApp to push the latest beta changes to regular users, in what, much like Windows Phone 8.1, promises to be a rather large update.

Via Nokiateca.net

WP Messaging app LINE gets a significant update

Popular Messaging and VOIP app Line has delivered a significant update for their  Windows  Phone app.

Version 3.3.0.312  brings:

  1. Added a Sticker Shop where users can download free stickers

  2. Improved free call quality

  3. The top notification can now be closed by flicking left

  4. Changed to LINE notification tone Bug fixes and performance improvements

The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Viber for Windows Phone updated with bug fixes

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Viber for Windows Phone 8 devices today received a minor update to version 4.0.1.0.

QRCodeUnlike the recent 4.0 update, this one is not expected to bring any new features, but users report much improved performance.

Unfortunately others are also reporting new errors after the update, but it is suggested that users simply uninstall and re-install the app to correct  those.

Download the update here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Zello Push to Talk app now in public beta – sign up here

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We first heard about Zello, a Push to Talk service for iOS, Android and Blackberry, heading to Windows Phone in June last year.

Now the app is in public beta, meaning interested users can sign up for an early preview.

Zello has 35 million users, and adds a twist to the Push to Talk formula by adding “channels” which can have up to 300 users, and which therefore allows large scale group chats.

Zello also has Zello Work version for Enterprise users, and its arrival on Windows Phone would be good news for the OS’s enterprise ambitions.

See a video demo of the app on Android after the break and sign up for the beta here.

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Maaii VOIP app coming to Windows Phone in 2014

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Maaii is a VOIP app similar to Skype, and like that app it allows users to also make calls for cheap to landlines and mobile phones.

It also features its own social network and has millions of users, being particularly popular in Asia.

Now it appears the app is on the way to USA, with their twitter account claiming:

We are working hard to develop the windows phone version of Maaii. We aim to have it ready in 2014 :)

The announcement is one more sign of increased momentum around Windows Phone.

Thanks Ali for the tip.

Skype for Windows Phone updated with “general fixes and improvements”

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Skype for Windows Phone 8 devices received a minor update today.

Unfortunately Microsoft did not reveal what if anything is new, only noting that v2.11.0.246 includes:

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-General fixes and improvements.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Have our readers noticed any specific improvements? Let us know below.

via: Plaffo, thanks Lance for the tip.

Nimbuzz brings free VOIP calling to Windows Phone!

The cross-platform messaging app Nimbuzz, with more than 150 million users, has seen an important update to their Windows Phone app. nimbuzzqr

Besides the usual bug fixes version 1.1.4 now finally offers free VOIP calling to other Nimbuzz users all round the world.

Nimbuzz writes:

“Voice calling has been long awaited on Windows Phone 8 and we are excited to bring this service to our users who have showed faith in our belief of making communication free,” said Shailesh Soni, Product Manager for Windows Phone. “We are aggressively working on major improvements and more exciting features that will surely add greater value to your conversations.”

The updated app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Via Trutower.com, thanks to our tipster.

Seecrypt secure messaging and VOIP service still heading to Windows Phone this year

imageThe Baltimore Sun reports that Seecrypt, an encrypted communication app, will be available for Windows Phone users before the end of the year.

The app, now even more prominent after allegations of wide-spread surveillance by the NSA has surfaces, provides secure encrypted messaging and VOIP phone calls to other Seecrypt users. The encryption is claimed to be “military grade”.

The service is also expanding to offer encrypted voice mail, group chats and conference calls before the year’s end. Seecrypt said users will also be able to send encrypted messages with attachments included, such as photos and videos.

The South African company offers free service for the first 3 months and then $3 per month afterward for unlimited calls and messages.

The service will also be coming to Blackberry and the Windows Desktop, bringing secure messaging, calls and attachments to that platform too.

Read more about Seecrypt here.

Do our readers feel the need for this kind of security? Let us know below.