IM+ for iOS Updated, Adds BBM-Style Multi-Platform Messenger

imageIM+ from Shape Services, one of the better instant messaging platforms for iOS, has received an update that includes a few new interesting features:

 

  • Access to Shape’s cross-platform (iOS, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone) instant messenger called “Beep”.   Like BBM, Beep can be used as an alternative to SMS/MMS, with your entire contact list as your “buddy list”. The app has free and paid ($1.99) versions for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. and the Beep service is free.
  • A new interactive Angry Birds theme with moving backgrounds behind pigs and birds and…..well, you know. 
  • The in-app location based “Neighbors” chat feature has added a ‘shouts’ feature for location based group chats.

 

Here’s a few screenshots from the new versions for iPhone/iPod and iPad:

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IM+ (Free, ad supported): iTunes Link

IM+ Pro ($1.99): iTunes Link