Update: Flory IM client coming soon for US Market

In a surprising turn of events, our new favorite app Flory (see here) which handles Google Talk instant messaging (plus ICQ and FIM via jabber), is nearly ready for a US release. The developer Florian Seffert, who we understand is doing this all on their own, just told us in an email:

The en-US translation is nearly done and I'll release the US market version next week.Timestamps will work then! ;-) And btw... you don't need to logout... Flory take care of all messages even when your phone is offline.Another nice feature: all transports are secured and 256 bit encrypted... so no one can read your messages while you are writing messages on a public network.

We liked every single word in that statement and are pretty excited about having this hit the US. Anyone see this as becoming one of the top apps very quickly?

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • This is AWESOME NEWS !! i got my sports app now i just need a gtalk client !
  • eagerly expecting for this app to show up in US market
  • YES!! That will be one huge checkmark off my list of things missing from WP7.
  • AWESOME!!!!
  • So this is only for gtalk? Completely useless for those who dont use it, then.
  • Then don't download it. What's the problem? It's going to do exactly what it states it does. Gtalk IM client.
  • You can actually import jabber clients like ICQ and FIM. AOL cost royalties to use and seeing as this is free..
  • I'd really like a method of logging out, but that's not a show stopper.
  • Hi Tim,you can log out in the settings, but you don't have to. ;-)
  • That works! Gimme! ;)
  • This is great, been waiting for a gtalk client for a while since I used to use that in place of texting to talk to my gf (who has an android phone).
  • FINALLY, WP7 is about to get one of the biggest features it has been missingTHANK YOU FLORIANSEFFERT
  • This is excellent news. My company uses Google apps including Gtalk and I will be buying a copy for each of our Windows Phone users including myself! Thank you!
  • What about a UK release. Having a gtalk client would be the icing on the cake for my wp7 please hit us with a UK version
  • Folks I just wanted to pass this along. Flory works wonderfully in the US. I used the Marketplace Switcher from XDA...and DL'ed the app. I'm SO happy to have a gtalk client...all my friends are on Androids and I couldn't switch from my Blackberry to an Android. Anyway, so this works perfectly and Push and toast both work perfectly. When you leave the app you will receive notifications, and on your friends side, you still appear online. It's very much what I wanted, my Blackberry had the "always on" feel for IM, and so does this.As a note, if anyone switches marketplaces to obtain this, if you cannot read german, go to http://babelfish.yahoo.com and you can translate the german to english. That's how I was able to set it up.Looking forward to the english release!