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jfm429

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I'm looking for a decent set of Google Talk apps. Right now on the Mac I'm using iChat, which works somewhat. On iOS I've tried Trillian and Verbs, and while both work to a point, I have some problems with all the solutions I've found so far. Here's what I need:

First, I need push notifications, regardless of whether or not the app is open or closed (Background is fine on the Mac of course, but the iOS versions need push).
Second, I need every location to ALWAYS have the whole conversation. This is tricky. The reason is that, for some reason, Google Talk chats always end up on one device. So if I have Verbs open on my iPhone and then open it on my iPad, the iPad version never receives any messages. Similarly, on the Mac, if I'm chatting in Gmail, iChat doesn't get the conversation. This is a HUGE problem since I'm very mobile and I need to be able to count on the entire conversation being everywhere. Trillian also had this problem.
Third, I need an app for both the iPhone and the iPad - no scaled apps. Different apps for each one are fine as long as they both sync with each other.

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November 18, 2011 5:14 pm
nfreader

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I don't think Google (technically Jabber/XMPP) doesn't support whole conversations on every client. You're probably best off using Verbs to get notifications and sticking to the talk web client for actually chatting on your phone/desktop.

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November 22, 2011 5:59 am
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nfreader wrote:

I don't think Google (technically Jabber/XMPP) doesn't support whole conversations on every client. You're probably best off using Verbs to get notifications and sticking to the talk web client for actually chatting on your phone/desktop.

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November 22, 2011 10:39 pm
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