The Nimbuzz push notification

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The new 3.0 O.S. from Apple brings a lot of new features and Yes, push notification is on the goodies list!

For the ones of you that are not familiar with the term, push notification is the ability of an app to alert you of something even if you’re not running it. This new feature is very useful for Nimbuzz users, especially because we can only run one app at the time on the iPhone or iPod touch.

We are working on the Nimbuzz push notification and we promise it will be available VERY soon!

We have already tested the new feature, in the “Nimbuzz Lab”,  and it  proved to be really fast! The alerts of new chats, text  messages or voice messages come in real-time. This way you can surf the internet, play a game or watch a movie, and still be available to all your friends. We are pretty sure you are going to like it :D .

Thank you for all your feedback and all your enthusiast requests on Twitter, Facebook and our Blog!!!

Just wait a little bit more (or keep pushing) and you shall be rewarded :D !

[Update]

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129 thoughts on “The Nimbuzz push notification

  1. I’m really looking forward to this release. Push notifications are out for more than a week, and the SDK is out much longer now and there is no viable push notification service for skype out…

    I really hope your update will be approved by apple very quickly…

  2. Awesome – that’s one of the two features I was hoping for – will logging of conversations be added soon too? ie., able to see previous chats you had when you relaunch Nimbuzz?

  3. Very GooD!!!!
    I hope you will be read very soon!!
    good work… Nimbuzz, with this update, will be the best and the most downloaded IM in the app store (not only in the free section)

  4. This is great news. Guys please be carefull your aplication is really good try don’t mess with the rest that works perfect, ahrr you will not, so good luck. Im looking foward to PUSH and more from the new SDK.

    All the best,
    Duda.

  5. Hello all,

    Thanks for your support and feedback, it is much appreciated!

    @Mark Hodge
    Thanks for feedback and comment!
    We will have the push notification in a future release and in regards of chat history, our developing team is thinking about improving this feature but we cannot fix a date for it yet.

    Regards!

    @Duda,
    Thanks for your advice :)

    Cheers!

  6. Lovely application …!!! just waiting for push…

    please do not change anything else in the app….its just perfect :)

  7. Along with push how about file messaging like Palringo? That would be the cherry on top of this amazing app. Thanks a ton.

  8. Currently using IM+ as a stand in until Nimbuzz releases push…. can’t wait to get my buzz on once you guys release push notification.

  9. Thanks all for your comments! We know you are waiting for the new update, we will announce it as soon as it is available to be downloaded.

    @Paul
    Thanks for the suggestion, we re studying this feature to be added in te future.

    Regards!

  10. Is it already submitted to the appstore or is push still in development?just checking for updates several times a day ;D

  11. Push is a big step forward.
    The next step should be picture send support!!!

    Thanks
    Jochen

  12. hi All,
    Im having problems loggon facebook with current ver.
    please fix it in the new release

    thanks

  13. LOVELY, can’t wait for push, this application is already the BEST and I won’t be looking anywhere else :) Thanks for all the hard work!

    Cheers, Sophia

  14. Hi guys,
    We still have the push notification under development.
    We will announce it as soon as it is at the iTunes Store ready to be downloaded.
    Thanks for your support!

    @Arik
    We are currently experiencing some issues related with the Facebook gateway.
    Our Team is working in order to have them solved as soon as possible.
    We will announce it as soon as it has been fixed.

    Regards!

  15. Hi Andi,
    Thanks for the reply, looking forward to the new version.
    Does it have a function to sync with the contacts in the iphone. e.g Photo\Email.
    Regards,
    Arik

  16. @Arik
    thanks for your interest.
    Unfortunately we cannot tell you what exactly the new update will include since it is still underdevelopment.
    We will announce the changes as soon as the version goes live.
    Regards!

  17. I seriously can’t wait for this update. I have been a long time Nimbuzz user and Push for the iPhone will make this great app come full circle. Please make it happen QUICK!!!

  18. You guys better make it fast. eBuddy already supports push notification. I definitely prefere Nimbuzz over eBuddy, but now i started reconsider my choice. PLEASE keep nimbuzz that topnotch app!

  19. Hi Guys,
    i am deeply waiting for this :(
    “very soon” is kind of under a week don’t you think ? :)
    it’s now more than 2 weeks.
    People please, your App is the best and i should remain on the first place :)

  20. haha it’s becoming worse… pushing for push :) People even blackmailing for it ;) Good luck guys, hope to see the update soon. Maybe revise the expression “it will be available VERY soon!”. Again, proud of the work that you are all doing and hopefully it’s released soon (in a matter of days ;)?? :P

    Thnx in advance

  21. Oh, the joy of being a programmer. I’m looking forward to push too – but come on everyone – it’s free so stop nagging! :)

  22. Hi everyone,
    @Mark Hodge
    Thanks for your support and understanding!
    @Jru
    We expect it to be soon, but the application is still underdevelopment. We will announce it as soon as it is available!
    @Elbe @Hons @marius @Casey Petersen
    Please be patient, we are doing our best to have it done as soon as possible.
    Kind regards

  23. Nimbuzz is awesome!!! I only miss two things. Chat History and a notification sign when the chatpartner types something. Thanks to the programmers

  24. I’m using ebuddy too because of the push. I hope nimbuzz will stay logged in longer than the 30 minutes ebuddy is giving right now.
    Pros ebuddy so far: push
    pros nimbuzz: skype and landscape.

    I can’t wait!

  25. Just got the update and so far it looks delicious !! ;)
    haven’t tested all features yet but push working great. One of my biggest issue was that it wouldn’t hold my yahoo login info.looks like that’s taken care of. Picture messaging button looks nice; haven’t tried yet. Overall great job guys… Keep rockin’
    iphone-usa

  26. I am disappointed: push is working but i don’t like it very much. I would prefer a pop-up instead of this balloon tip which can be overseen very quickly. Both would be even better.

    After receiving the push notification, I log on into nimbuzz and the see a msg from e.g. “35436456” – but nimbuzz does show me the equivalent icq contact. How sould I know who this number is?

  27. PUSH doesn’t work AT ALL!!!!!!! I have not modify my iphone in any way and use correct provider ( in respect of resent push notificaton troubele with jailbreaked phones or so) and it doe’s work with any chats ( gmail, ICQ, Skype). Better luck next time after next update I suppose.

  28. Just got the new update with push notifications. Unfortunately push notifications are limited to 30 minutes? Why is there a limit on time? What is the use case for this limited notifications? Do you expect us to open the app every 30 minutes?

  29. i installed update..but push notfication doesnt seem to work..all settings are made on and..i stay logged on for 30 mins and when i exit i dont get any msg…some one pls help

  30. I don’t want to be a drag, but why is the app limited to 30 minutes of online time?

    Thanks for the new app!

  31. Well it’s here now… but the notifications will only work for 30 minutes.. useless if you ask me.. Have i been waiting for nothing? Will you ever support notifications for like a day?

  32. @Mark
    I noticed the same thing. Sort of upset here as well.

    @Nimbuzz
    Things I have noticed so far:

    – Push Notifications: The whole point of Push notifications is so you can close the app and it will let you know when you have a message. Why put a limit on this feature.

    – User status went away. What happened? Now it just says “Online”. It would be nice to bring that back.

    – A file upload button within the chat window would be useful. Rather than going back to the list and selecting the user to send the file. Seems a bit redundant.

    – Once you go into the chat with a AOL user the screen name is at the top, not the persons name (Only tested on AOL user, may be others). For lack of confusion is it possible to have their real name carry over to the chat window? I know it’s small but this changed after the update to my observance.

    Thanks a ton for this update. I look forward to the fine tuning.

  33. 30 Minutes of Push is a useless feature.

    This watch tells time. But you have to wind it every 30 minutes.

    Please be honest about this limitation in the blurb on iTunes and elsewhere.

  34. Same question, why just 30 minutes? Personally, I’d be looking for 6 hours or more (much like the AOL app, though I’d rather have a time-of-day setup, so push is enabled from 8am to midnight every day).

    But the really awesome thing with Nimbuzz and the new desktop clients… the possibility to sync online status!!! For example, if I open up the Nimbuzz app on my mac, any messages should automatically go there. However, as soon as the desktop goes idle (5 minutes, 10 minutes, whatever), everything should be forwarded via push to my iPhone. That would be, IMHO, an ideal chat solution.

  35. What the F..?

    Thank You for your Update.
    But 30 min. online limit
    Pleeeeeeease put the limiter off
    Thank You

  36. Sadly, the 30 minute limitation (at least give us a few hours…) makes push barely better than what we had before. The idea as I see it is to have the IM client running all day without using battery. It’s not hard to go 30 minutes without having an IM come in…

    Great idea but poorly implemented.

  37. @Alex,
    Thanks for your feedback!
    Great to know that you enjoy the new version. The user opinion is always very important to us. Please keep us updated.
    Regards!

  38. Is push working for users, even if it is for 30 minutes max? Each time I close out the program, people on Skype see me logged off, even though push notification is on in iPhone settings (and keep online is set to 30 min).

  39. Although the push notification seems to work. The process is a little cumbersome as it takes several seconds to login into the app and then to have the offline messages delivered. So it’s not as streamlined process as for example Black Berry messenger where the message can be read and responded to quite instantly. More over, I don’t understand why would the designers even consider that a maximum “logged in” time of 30 minutes is in any way adequate. The maximum time should at least be 24 hours.

  40. A quick update:
    you can call your buddies on yahoo alright but not window live msngr.
    Btw, I love this feature…
    Picture messging cool but I like the yahoo way send and recv right from the chat

    Thanx

  41. @Mark
    Thanks for your feedback!
    Our Development Team is working in order to implement more time for the push notification feature in the future.
    Thanks for the comprehension.
    Kind regards.

  42. Dear Nimbuzz Support.
    Ask the developers to change the constant from 30 minutes to 24 hours.

    Until that happens, please remove all references to “push notification” in your promotional material.

    If a watch needs winding every thirty minutes, it’s not really a watch.

    C.

  43. @ Nimbuzz Support
    Please define ‘more time for the push notification feature in the future’

    thnx

  44. first
    congratulations again this great great free app, thanks a lot for push. works quite allright.
    i will have some suggestions but i will post it in another post. THANKS THANKS THANKS.

    Secound
    @ GLYN, you know what you are wrong, my grandpa used to have a watch that actually needed a wind every half an hour, when i asked him why he keep using it he said to me that during that half an hour has no better watch in the world never let me down.

    by the way eBuddy was the limitations so i think that as to do with server usage. imagine all i phone user connected at the same time always to facebook. i shure that will be a problem and some limitation have been placed to developpers. just conspiration.

    all the best for all of you,
    THANKS

  45. @…eBuddy has this limitation as well …

    does not mean that’s a good thing ;)
    but I understand and hope it will get longer soon. Thanks for the great app Nimbuzz!!!!

  46. Things I have noticed so far:

    – Push Notifications: The whole point of Push notifications is so you can close the app and it will let you know when you have a message. Why put a limit on this feature.

    – User status went away. What happened? Now it just says “Online”. It would be nice to bring that back.

    – A file upload button within the chat window would be useful. Rather than going back to the list and selecting the user to send the file. Seems a bit redundant.

    – Once you go into the chat with a AOL user the screen name is at the top, not the persons name (Only tested on AOL user, may be others). For lack of confusion is it possible to have their real name carry over to the chat window? I know it’s small but this changed after the update to my observance.

    Others things I’ve noticed:
    – links sent to me are no longer click-able
    – nor can I copy / paste anything within Nimbuzz.
    – auto text correction is also not working within Nimbuzz.

    Why are these features deactivated. These features should run natively on the iPhone, correct?

    Thanks for the good work so far. I look forward to the next update.

  47. @supermoumoutte
    In regards of the 30minutes push notification, we are working on a new way of keeping people online in the Nimbuzz community for much longer times and we are confident to come up with this in the near future.
    Please let us know if you have more questions or suggestions.
    Thanks and regards.

  48. I am delighted that Push otification has been added. However, I cannot seem to find the settng that will pop up a Notification Window when a message is received online. When I receive a message when the app is closed, the App in iphone shows a 1 symbol over the app and the phone plays a tone. How do I configure the app to display the notification window?

  49. @Alpay @neil @Mark @Chris @Stevean @Glyn
    We are working on a new way of keeping people online in the Nimbuzz community for much longer times and we are confident to come up with this in the near future.
    We are working to implement a longer push notification..
    We ask for your comprehension.
    Please let us know if you have more questions or suggestions.
    Thanks and regards.

  50. @Mr.C
    Thanks for your feedback.
    We will consider your suggestion for the future improvements.
    About your ICQ problem in the push notifications: we are already investigating it and we will come back to you as soon as we have any update.

    Thanks for your understanding.
    Kind regards.

  51. @Iaian7
    Thanks for your suggestion.
    We will forward it to our Technical Team and study the possibility of adding this in the future.
    We are also working in order to implement a longer push notification duration, but we still cannot fix a date for it to be ready.
    Please let us know if you have more questions or suggestions.
    Thanks and regards!

  52. @Vadim
    Thanks for your feedback.
    Please note that you need to have the latest update for the iPhone version of Nimbuzz to have the push notifications feature.
    The push notifications will only work if you are signed out from Nimbuzz for the maximum of 30 min. After it you will be off line.
    Currently Skype doesn’t work on the push notification feature but the Gtalk and ICQ are working.
    Please double check it and let us know in case it still doesn’t work properly.
    Kind regards!

  53. @Alex
    We are currently supporting only calls to MSN 2008. But looking forward to have 2009 support as soon as possible.
    Thanks for the feedback on picture sending, we will consider it for the future improvements.
    Thanks and regards!

  54. @support
    i actually do have a few remarks or rather feedback..

    – the ‘you’re now logged out’ sound is quite intrusive I mean I was in a quiet room and it went off I thought wt* was that just now.. The speaker cracks when I plays too.. Maybe it’s just my iPhone I don’t know

    – when a message comes in and I open nimbuzz sometimes there is no chat open.. Meaning you don’t know who sent you something or what they even sent.. (was using msn)

    -when I rotate my iPhone long messages get wrapped weird displaying over the keyboard a little

    – I would like to see a popup when someone sends me a message if I’m not in nimbuzz like the ones when you get text messages something like ‘John Doe said: foo bar. click to open nimbuzz’ that way you can decide wether you want to send something back or not

    I’d also lime to say that this is the best IM app I’ve found so far for the iPhone! First to have the landscape keyboard (reason not even to consider ebuddy) much more stable than palringo.. Just a few bugs and changes away from a 5* app ;)

  55. i am not getting notifaction even though setting are on and i am online..pls help me.someone…

  56. @neil
    Thanks for your feedback.
    Which Device (generation) are you using?
    Which OS are you using?
    From which networks you can’t receive notifications?
    Please note that the notification window only works for calls and text messages. You won’t have any window opened when you receive a chat on push notification.
    This is for the simultaneous usability of tools in the device.
    Please note also that you have 30 min of duration on the push notification feature. After it you will be off line.
    Please let us know and we come back to you.
    Thanks and regards!

  57. i m really looking forward for push notification longer than 30 minutes.

    Thanks for the work !!

    This is the best app ever !

  58. @topi
    Thanks for your feedback.
    We are working in order to implement a longer duration for the push notification feature but we cannot fix a date for it yet.
    Thanks and regards!

  59. @Duda
    Thanks for your interest and feedback!
    Great to know you enjoy Nimbuzz.
    Please keep us updated with any questions or suggestions.
    Goodbye.

  60. @pf_flyguy
    The window pop-up applies for calls and messages, not for chats. If you receive a chat you only receive a number on the Nimbuzz application and this is not a changeable setting. We configured this way to permit usability of other features without interruption while the push notification is on.
    Hope we could help.
    Kind regards.

  61. @Chris
    Thanks for your feedback.
    The iPhone sounds for notifications can be switched off on the iPhone settings.
    About messages notification you do receive a pop-up as well as for calls. You just can’t receive it for chat to keep simultaneous usability of other tools in the phone without interruption.
    But we will consider the optional pop-up for chat in the future.
    We will check about the MSN push notification and the message displaying and we let you know when we have any updates on this.

    Great to know you enjoy Nimbuzz!
    Please let us know if you have more suggestions.
    Kind regards.

  62. @topi
    We are already working in order to improve the duration of the push notification feature and we are confident of coming up with a great improvement soon. Kind regards!

  63. I’m using iPhone3G 3.0 OS and Nimbuzz 1.3.0. I’ve notifications switched on in iPhone settings and in Nimbuss for 30 mins.
    I close Nimbuzz but I appear at my contacts offline.
    What is wrong?
    I’m italian and I’m using wifi.
    Tanks

  64. @herry
    Our Push notification lasts 30minutes, please check that your friends are not checking your status after that period.
    Indeed your contacts should see you as online, except for the Skype contacts.
    Let us know if you are still facing this issue with other communities,
    Thanks!

  65. Thanks for this exelent app!! I just want to know if you are planning to add push notifications for skype in the near future
    Thanks!!

  66. @Nimbuzz Support
    When I close Nimbuzz on my iPhone, I goes immediatly offline in msn and nimbuzz communities. It’s very strange.

  67. @willy
    Thanks for your interest.
    We support the Push notification for all the communities supported by Nimbuzz, except for Skype which is not available due to specific Skype requirements.
    We are studying the possibility of adding push notifications for Skype but we cannot fix a date for it to be ready yet.
    Thanks and regards!
    @Herry
    Please make sure you have the 3.0 OS on your phone, also make sure you have the push notifications enabled on your iPhone settings and that you saved your login details on iTunes.
    Let us know if your problem persists.
    Hope it helps!
    Cheers!

  68. When is this update come out??? thanks for the app…is great…(almost every suggestion made by the users are very good and you should consider all of them…)

  69. @gretschpr
    Thanks for your interest and feedback!
    We do have the push notification available already.
    We will consider all the suggestions for the improvements. The feedback is very important for us. :)
    Thanks and regards.

  70. @harry
    you just have to select the “stay online ” parameter to more than null

    @priscilla
    I saw that your message distribution system between server, mobile phone and Computer is really good. could you implement an option that allow you to choose the main equipment (mobile phone or computer)

    with tha system, why you don’t allow to stay connected more than 30 minutes ? or between two specific hour (I don’t want to recieve push notification when I m sleeping ;)

  71. @rosbeef
    Thanks for your comment and feedback.
    Due to technical reasons is currently not possible to stay online for more than 30 minutes while the application is on the background.
    Our Team is already working in order to increase the time available to be online.
    Regards!

  72. @Nimbuzz Support

    When I close Nimbuzz on my iPhone, It goes immediatly offline in GoogleTalk. I have iPhone OS 3.0 installed, enabled push notifications at iPhone settings and enagbled to stay online for 30min at Nimbuzz.

    Push Notification was working when Nimbuzz came with the update but since a couple days it is not working anymore.

  73. @msc
    Thanks for reporting to us.
    Currently the push notification is working fine.
    Are you able to connect successfully your Gtalk account on Nimbuzz?
    You don’t receive push notifications from your Gtalk contacts or from all your communities?
    Please make sure you have internet connection available when trying to use the push notifications.
    Please check it try to register your Gtalk account on Nimbuzz again and let us know in case it doesn’t work.
    Kind regards.

  74. Great App. I think far away its the best im app for iphone, because you guys coudl put together all the major league of social network. Its a shame you only have 30 mins of pushed, but i am hoping you are going to give us more time in a few time. I have a question for you, i dont mind right now having 30 minutes, i would love to have all day like fring or others, but ok, lets wait for your upgrade to solve that, but it would so nice, that nimbuzz tells you that your 30 min time is over, so you decide if you want to reconnect or just leave it that way, like ebuddy which it does that.

    thanks for everything. keep working that way.

  75. I need the push Service soon. And it will be a nice feature to connect more than one account from one messanger. i have two icq accounts

  76. Recently I added nimbuzz but my push notifications aren’t working at all. I can send messages to my contacts but I can’t see anything they write back. The first couple days it was working well. Now I can’t get anything!! Even the notice when my contacts writes to me it doesn’t even show up. I can’t get anything from chating and messaging!!! Someone help??

  77. @Jörgi
    We already support the push notifications feature for the iPhone/iPod with the 3.0 OS.
    But the multiple protocol support, what means connection to more than one account at the same time on Nimbuzz we don’t support. We will consider it for the future improvements.
    Kind regards.

  78. @Lee
    Thanks for reporting to us.
    Is it happening with an specific IM community of yours on Nimbuzz? Which?
    Which device are you using?
    Do you have the push notification activated on your Nimbuzz Settings? As well as badge, alerts and sound?
    We currently support 30 minutes of push notifications, so please make sure this issue is not happening after 30 minutes.
    Please check it all and if after it the problem persists let us know and we will come back to you.
    Kind regards.

  79. Hello
    same problem as Harry here: stay online not working (tested with MSN real time with friends)
    -Please make sure you have the 3.0 OS on your phone:yep, 3.1.2,
    -also make sure you have the push notifications enabled on your iPhone settings, yep, for Nimbuzz
    – and that you saved your login details on iTunes.
    ???? the last I can’t understand

  80. @Luca Varisco
    Thanks for your interest.
    Indeed we are experiencing some issues with the Push notification feature.
    Our Team is working in order to have this solved soon.
    Kind Regards

  81. Any news on when the push service will be back up? As soon as I close nimbuzz, all my im accounts go offline.

  82. I’ve just installed Nimbuzz on my Iphone.Very Very good app but push notifications doesn’t work for me!! I’ve checked push notifications setting in Nimbuzz and in iPhone setting and it’s all ok, but when i close Nimbuzz the account goes offline. I’m currently using Msn and Gtalk account, and both goes offline.
    Can someone help me?
    Tnx

  83. Hello all,
    We are currently experiencing some issues with the Push notification.
    We expect them to have them solved in future releases.
    Thanks for your understanding.
    Kind Regards

  84. Any status update on a Push fix? We’re in the vicinity of a month now, and Nimbuzz for iPhone is basically useless without it, since all accounts immediately go offline. Has a fix been built? Awaiting Apple? ….?

  85. @tgb @mrengineer
    We are working in order to have the push notifications hopefully back on the next iPhone release which will occur soon.
    Kind regards

  86. Are you going to extend the 30 mins push support? It’s really poor for the messenger utility, am actually using IM+ which offer 4 days. Hope you change that. Thanks!

  87. @Diego
    We are constantly working in order to improve our services and products.
    It is our ambition to increase also the minutes available for the Push notification.
    Regards

  88. Push notification that doesn’t work for skype is a big draw back. Any news about when or will it be possible in the near future?

  89. @syluk
    We are expecting the Push notification to be fixed in the upcoming release.
    We cannot fix a date for it yet since it is still underdevelopment.
    Regards

  90. Push needs to be made more permanent. 1 hour is nothing and is largely useless. I really don’t understand why only the IM vendors (AOL, Yahoo) allow semi-permanent push notifications. How am I supposed to get contacted if I have to know in advance that someone will either IM or “call” me within a 1 hour window? What use is that?

  91. @tgb
    Thanks for your suggestion.
    Indeed we would like also to increase the time frame of Push notification, and we will work on it.
    Regards

  92. is this the push solution to recently disabled buzz alert? I must say I am really unhappy and frustrated about lack of information about the disabled buzz alert!

  93. @slanina
    Yes, for some devices that support push notification and can be “notifiable” even if their are not logged in they can still be reached by their contacts.
    Let us know if you have more questions
    Regards

  94. Yes push has been under “development” for months and months and months now…. Since Buzz was broken / disabled (never heard what happened) the advantages to me for Nimbuzz have just steadily declined and I stopped using it. I sold my iPhone and got an Android and I see Twitter’s push works just fine. Is there any push that works on Nimbuzzz for Android?

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