Due to feedback on how users are actually taking advantage of their app, chat app Palringo is retiring support for 3rd party IM services like MSN, AIM, Google Talk and more. The company sent out a notification to users just a little while ago directing them to the website to read the full announcement:
That's obviously bad news for those who used the app only to connect to other networks but it sounds like the Palringo team were spreading themselves thin trying to support everybody. In addition, with competition like IM+ out on the market, it seems like Palringo would rather focus on their own IM service.
For those who haven't tried it, Palringo is currently in open-beta on the Windows Phone Marketplace since February and is now at version 0.7. Palringo has been around for years and has quite the fan base built up, including many from the Windows Mobile heyday. The service is unique in allowing users to create chat rooms and send voice clips
Source: Palringo; Thanks, holysheyat, for the tip
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YO MS, get AIM app on this biatch!
Just use IM+
Thanks for the heads up! Just uninstalled Palringo from my HD7. It's unfortunate because I've been using Palringo since I got my iPhone 2G in 2007 and was extremely excited when I found out that it came to Windows Phone. This is just a disapointment.
I will also be uninstalling it. Who even uses the Palringo service? I only used it because it let me use GTalk.
I used palringo on winmob for ym and fb chat. loved it. now been using IM+ on wp. palringo is killing itself by this decision.
I used to use palringo it used to be an amazing app till it started getting over policed. You have to watch your wording and any time you upset a palringo agent or vip they barr/ban your account quoting "tos violation" but when you read the tos there are a lot of rules but none that pertain to ur barr or ban they throw the term loosly. Its why so mamy rooms have died one.person messes up they lock the room and ban anyone who speaks up they squashed freedom of speech and the app is slowly dying. Dont try to get support from zendesk either they ignore you or takes days and basically in kind words tell you to deal with it
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