I have been an avid user of Trillian on the desktop for years now. The multi-protocol instant messenger is robust with features, customizable, and just plain slick. Trillian will manage your Google Talk account, AIM, Yahoo IM, IRC, ICQ, Bonjour, Skype, Jabber, and more. When it was first released for Android in beta form I downloaded it and I liked it, but I just didn’t use it on my phone enough to justify paying for it when it went live with a price tag. If any of you find yourself in that same boat, you’ll be as glad as I am to know that Trillian 1.1 for Android is now available in the Android market for free. You can grab this app via the QR code in our app database or directly from the Android market.
The stock instant messenger that comes with most builds of android is great – it does exactly what it’s intended for and does it well, albeit with very few frills. There have been a few little gripes I’ve had with it, like troubles transmitting photos, and having to switch back and forth to the main screen to chat to more than one person.
In case you haven’t heard, Cerulean Studios has an open beta available for their Trillian multi-IM client. Even in its beta stages, Trillian for Android is getting positive marks from all around. Naturally, not wanting to sit back and be satisfied (and being in beta), Cerulean has rolled out the first update for Trillian for Android. Check out the change log:
So if you haven’t updated already, go ahead and update!
Trillian, the popular multi-protocal IM client, released an Android version today in the form of an open beta. Some of the IM protocols include, but are not limited to, AIM, Gtalk, MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, MySpace, and IRC. You are required to register for a Trillian account to use the app, but all of your accounts are stored in the cloud and can be accessed on the desktop version as well.
Some of the other features include landscape mode, tabbed chat, and those Trillian emoticons we all know and love. Check out the beta site here, and grab the download link below to check it out for yourself.
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As a desktop Trillian user since the 2.0 days, I’ve had to sit by and watch as the Android platform was overlooked in favor of other mobile platforms. Well not any more! Cerculean Studio’s announced today via their blog that the popular IM application is headed for Android, with many of the same features used by the desktop version of Trillian:
- Connect to Facebook Chat, Windows Live, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP and MySpaceIM
- Synchronize your contacts, avatars, status, accounts and more with your Trillian-enabled desktop or mobile apps
- Get notified easily with Android notification system integration
- Contact list sorting, grouping, metacontacts support, privacy settings and various ways to organize
- Set status, avatar and display name quickly in one simple screen
- Tabbed chat windows with bubble view, photo transfer, buzz and emoticon support
By this point you guys who are stuck with older versions of Android are probably thinking “Great, another 2.0+ app” well you’d be wrong!
- Support for Android phones as far back as version 1.6 – works with your good old T-Mobile G1 or the newest HTC Evo 4G or Motorola Droid!
- We took special care and respect to design and build the user interface to smoothly integrate with Android – this is not just a clone from the iPhone!
I personally can’t wait for this app to be released. I’ll leave you with a few tasty screenshots: