Hoiio Chat iPhone app is great for group chatting

Feb 16, 2011
Tech

Hoiio Chat is a free iPhone app that allows you to talk to more than one person while chatting. It transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Chatting is, by far, the most popular means of communication these days. Before Hoiio Chat, you could only instant message one person at a time. Hoiio Chat changes that […]

Hoiio Chat is a free iPhone app that allows you to talk to more than one person while chatting. It transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Chatting is, by far, the most popular means of communication these days.

Before Hoiio Chat, you could only instant message one person at a time. Hoiio Chat changes that as it lets you sign up multiple users to chat and share videos and photos with everyone in that group. You can also have multiple groups.

I tried it out with two iPhones and an iPod Touch, and it worked flawlessly. It was a little slow on the iPod Touch, but it got high marks by two teenagers who would love to try it out with their friends. It’s great to be able to chat with the entire group, where nothing gets lost in communication. I can see being very popular for meetings at work, friends, parents with more than one child, the list goes on and on. You can “shake” the phone to alert all the members in the group at one time. Now, that’s a really cool function! I also like that it’s cross-platform.

Once friends are added to your group, they stay there whether they’re online or not. A little smile face will appear next to their names when you’re in your list of contacts, so you know they’re connected to Hoiio Chat. It also alerts you when a friend joins Hoiio Chat. It works on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android, with the BlackBerry version coming soon!

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Nick Nebelsky

Nick Nebelsky is President of Ideation at Intense Media, an idea development company. He is also a freelance writer of mobile media.

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