KIK for Nokia | KiK moves to Symbian and updates Windows Phone 7

Finally the incredibly light weight instant messaging application has been released for Nokia (Symbian.) Kik gave news of the private beta, available early this morning following the Nokia World conference. The Kik application looks amazing compared to the vast majority of the Ovi Store applications and runs smoothly on what looks to be any symbian^3 device or Symbian S60 v5.

Here are some Screenshots from the Private Beta:

KIK comes to Nokia
Kik Nokia Settings

Kik has covered all their Nokia bases by also releasing an incredibly sexy new Windows Phone 7 OS version of their app, enabling users of Nokia’s new phone line (800 and 710) to Kik.

You can sign up to get the Symbian Kik public beta on the Kik website. This is a must have app for a Nokia N8 and 701!

Kik Chat Picture Messaging | It's Here!

kik chat picture messaging smileyKik chat now supports picture messaging (as long as you’ve got the latest beta..) This feature will make it’s way into the next kik update, which should arrive in the next few days – provided apple sticks to their typical (terribly slow) schedule for pushing app updates through.

The first version of these new picture messaging features allows users to take a picture from within a chat. They are able to decide whether they like the picture, or they want a retake, and then they can insert it into their chat – all very seamless.

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We don’t have the ability to select pictures we took previously, but I’m sure that feature is coming. Even if it isn’t.. who cares – it’s kind of cool to know that all the pictures you receive were actually taken right then.

Once you send or receive a picture message, you can click it in the conversation to view it full screen

Along with the new picture messaging features come a few new settings for  your kik display picture. You will now be able to view the full size display pictures of all your contacts.

kik chat picture messaging take photo

kik chat picture messaging photo in textbox

Access KIK from the web | webKIK messenger

Welcome to FirstsearchBlue’s webKIK client. This web app allows you to access your KIK account from your web browser. This means for those of you who don’t have smartphones, but still want to get get in on KIK mania, you can do so through this KIK web client (for now you’ll have to create an account on one of your friend’s phones – we’ll add that feature soon). It’s still in the beta stages so please bear with us, we’ll make it less buggy I promise.

We should note that by logging into this application you will log out of your mobile app and therefore will clear all your past conversations. Sorry, we’re working on it! Be sure to log back in on your phone once you are finished chatting on WebKIK!

News

  • Dec 21st, 2010 We got webKIK to webKIK chat going but something seems to have gone wrong when we tried adding the registration ability. Should be back to normal soon.
  • Dec 20th, 2010 I want to reiterate, we do not collect any information about your kik account when you loggin! Please read the privacy below for details.
  • Dec 14th, 2010 And we’re Back! Login and try out our WebKIK If you have comments or would like to notify us of a bug please email: [email protected]

Known Issues

  • When you login to webKIK it signs you out of your smartphone client (remember to log back in.)
  • There a bunch of dead links, we will complete them as soon as this first round of testing is done

We’re working as hard as we can to fix these. If you come across any more bugs, please let us know in the comments!

About

Please note that we are in no way affiliated with KIK Interactive Inc.
This program was developed by FistsearchBlue Media
Lead Developer: Julian Haldenby
Adrian Haldenby

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The New Kik Chat | Better than BBM for iPhone, Ipod, Blackberry and Android

Kik messenger was profiled by Firstsearch Blue twice already back when it was in it’s beta stages. Since then, the Kik messenger app has changed it’s service for the better leading to so many downloads that their servers crashed!

The Kik developers have done away with the “Cheap SMS” scheme, where you used to be able to pay a low cost to send unlimited SMS text messages over wifi or 3G. This won’t really be missed, it wasn’t too functional and, if your cramped for cash, its so much easier to just get an unlimited text plan than having an expensive data plan, or running around looking for public wifi. They have re-designed the messenger interface on top of improving the predictive text and spell check to make it more user friendly.

What is left over is a sleek, intuitive, and multi-OS messenger service that, in this writer’s opinion, beats Black Berry Messenger (BBM). The app is available for Blackberry, Android, Iphone or even your Ipod touch. It has the leg up on SMS as it’s free and you have the BBM-like read receipts available. For those who don’t use BBM, this is a feature notifies the sender of the message when it has been sent to the recipient, once the message has been delivered and finally, and finally when it has been read by the user. The messages status is indicated by the little icon left of the sent message, reading either S for sent, D for delivered or R for read.

The application has had over 500,000 downloads in the last 10 days, and subscribers continue to pour in. The company is looking to try to monetize this audience eventually, most likely through streaming media sales.

You can get it on the Itunes, Blackberry and Android App Stores. Note that you might have a bit of trouble with it for the next few days as the company has temporarily shut down their servers to re-tool.