Share Services have released version 2.1 of IM+, the cross platform, cross protocol IM network that supports all major IM services, including Facebook, Skype, Google Talk, Yahoo!, AIM/iChat, ICQ, MySpace, Jabber, VKontakte, Yandex IM and Mail.Ru Agent.
Version 2.1 brings Shape Servicesâ€™s very own IM network, which they bill as a replacement for SMS, much like WhatsApp.
BEEP is available in IM+ Pro and on Windows Phone , iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and BlackBerry. BEEP works via push notification and features delivery confirmation.
Whenever you send and receive text messages or photos, IM+ Beep will make sure that your message was successfully sent and notify you when it is safely delivered. Push will make incoming messages instantly pop up on your device.
Other new features in version 2.1 include:
- Set own avatar" option
- Options to group contacts by account and group offline contacts
- Search contacts by IM service name
- Redesign of IM+ Live Tile
IM+ comes in a free ad supported version and a Pro version which costs â‚¬4,99. Find the app in Marketplace here.