eBuddy Java

With over 30 million active users, eBuddy Messenger is considered one of the largest instant messaging services in the world. Its sizeable growth over the years since its inception in 2003 is mainly due to it being the one messenger to connect them all. Yes, basically, the service allows you to connect to a host of other networks under one instant messaging roof. Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, and Facebook are just some of the major chat and messaging networks it has integrated with. Now, apart from this interconnection, eBuddy Messenger has its own internal messaging network which you can sign up for. Yes, it is free. Using that one login, you can include all the networks you have accounts with including your contacts there, and they will all be organized into one easy to navigate interface.

Compatibility

eBuddy has also grown in popularity in recent years because of its multi-platform compatibility. Aside from the web-based messenger service it provides, you can enjoy eBuddy on your mobile device. Currently, eBuddy is available on all iOS and Android devices, Blackberry smartphones, and the Symbian-based Nokia phones. However, its first venture in the mobile app market was back in 2007 when it was first introduced to the Java ME (Micro Edition) Platform. At that time, eBuddy claimed that the Java app that could be downloaded and installed on any Java ME would allow roughly 600 mobile phones worldwide full access to all the features of the popular eBuddy web-messenger. Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, and LG are just some of the more popular mobile phone brands that had models running on Java back then.

Features

The Java ME version of eBuddy Messenger Mobilewas one of the first few instant messaging mobile software downloads to offer a slew of features that were only afforded to the desktop and web-based version. Aside from the basic contacts management and chat functions, the Java ME version allowed users to send photos via chat, upload avatars, and, of course, connect with your friends and contacts on multiple platforms all in a single interface. Receiving offline messages is also included, perfect for people that don’t have a stable mobile net service.

Interface Look and Feel

While the eBuddy Java version’s interface has been updated over the years, not much has changed. It still maintains the simple chat interface and contact window. The tabbed chat feature has and will always be eBuddy’s strongest feature in terms of user interface. It is what a lot of users love, and it is good that eBuddy has decided to stick with it since its first debut. As for the sounds, well, even on a Java platform, the standard notification sounds are available. Oh, and it comes with the vibration feature that seems to apt for mobile phones.

The only real bad thing about the Java ME version of eBuddy Messenger is that it is awkwardly slow and bandwidth hungry when compared to the iOS, Android, and even the Symbian version. But, then again, what can you expect from a very dated mobile platform.