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Old 09-13-2005, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found this link off engadget or another similar website:

http://www.yak-on.com

I was wondering if any of you are beta testing this software or heard of its performance? How is it if so?

I am really looking forward to a good new IM client....although I still love Ramble and can't wait for the new release.
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Old 09-13-2005, 03:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just sent them an email...it says they are still taking requests to test, so, might as well see what they say.
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Old 09-14-2005, 03:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I found this link off engadget or another similar website:

http://www.yak-on.com

I was wondering if any of you are beta testing this software or heard of its performance? How is it if so?

I am really looking forward to a good new IM client....although I still love Ramble and can't wait for the new release.
I'm a beta tester. I think that you'll really like it. It has some really good features.
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm doing the beta testing also. It seems to work good, so far its just the basics of chatting. None of the extras of different font size, away message and how you want to view your lists. I'm sure they are working on that, it should be a nice program when it all comes together. I'm not expecting extra fancy with an IM client. Just the stability to stay online untill you log off and if your away, you can put urself as such. I've been using verichat and it knocks you off whenever it feels like it. Sometimes it will log you back on and other times it wont, but u wont know till you go in and look to see the status.

IM+ is still having their issues with the new update. I can receive but not send out messages. Their recent post said it wasnt their side but the users side. I doubt that because I havent had issues with verichat and messaging others. For you that are in the States...I'm late-deafened since 25 and use ip-relay.com. They have a setup so you can link your AIM name and have a personal number for people to call and get ahold of you w/that. Its hard with Verichat because you never know if your online or offline unless your watching it every minute.

If they get that fixed, IM+ will be good to go...the others I've used are...eh I dont think its much to ask to log on and stay on till you log off though.

I recently got the 7250 thru Verizon and its worked great. Anything I've tried to do online it does, never had an issue with signal either. I'm the normal tech/user buff so I'm used to what works and doesnt with being connected. Hopefully Yak or another program gets the bugs worked out and we all can keep connected till we dont want to be

Lets get the kinks worked out!!!!!!!!

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I am beta testing as well its a sweet little program I got the last beta spot that they had for nextel
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Is it quick like ramble or does it have a noticeable delay when sending/receiving messages?
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Old 09-16-2005, 05:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i really havent paid that much attenetion to it i never noticed a delay when use any of the others
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Old 11-03-2005, 09:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Yak-on is now in public beta

OK, I've just installed Yak-on successfully on my Nextel 7520.

My environment is really "locked down" and I cannot perform OTA downloads of software, but (by using the desktop manager), I have successfully downloaded the latest firmware from Nextel (and had to have my BES admin cuss me and reset my enterprise sign-in). Earlier, I loaded the Blackberry Messenger.

Unfortuanately, I cannot activate the Web Client and Yahoo IM service books that are with the latest Nextel handheld update v4.0.2.37, the service books are Disallowed.

Anyway, I loaded Yak-on successfully and I've always been able to use the pre-defined WAP pages in the Nextel OnLine WAP browser.

So, lo and behold, I'm on AIM successfully.

Now, I'm kind of scared.... this does use the Nextel network and my company's BES stuff is not compromised in any way by using WAP. True?

Also, does the data useage skyrocket? I probably get about 3 MB to 7 MB of mail with attachments (on average) per day, but very little of that activity, obviously, hits my BBY mailbox, since I rarely review attachments. Will the use of Yak-on cause some distress (as in "excessive useage") for the admin or the bill payer at my company? I think that I have unlimited access, but since it is a corporate plan, I cannot tell for certain.

Any knowledge on this subject would be appreciated. This will be a great real-time way to stay connected with my Treo-carrying wife. But, in the process of finding an IM client, I don't want to lose the privledge of having a company-provided Blackberry.

Dawg (or others), can you offer any guidance?

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Old 11-03-2005, 09:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I didn't OTA download, but in the instructions, for MSN Messenger to work, you must do the following from your BBY...

go to OPTIONS -> TLS

In the TLS menu, change the first setting "TLS Default:" to "Handheld"

All other settings remain constant. Upon doing this.... I looks like MSN is up. I just loaded this and my contacts did show successfully on the BBY. In fact, like I pinned, I should be showing under my alias "christopher2262" right now via the Yak-on interface. I am not logged-in at my PC on any of the messenger services, just on my BBY.

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Old 11-04-2005, 03:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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nice little app!

i wonder how much extra data it uses though...i'm also on a corp plan and my data usage is being watched...
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I'm using it, works nicely.. though I only use AIM; I haven't tried MSN.

Responce time is pretty much instant; tryed messaging to/from the blackberry to an aim account on a desktop and didn't have any problems.

Much better than Ramble IMHO; since Ramble would somehow just loose messages once in a while becuase id get messages from people saying "well, did you get the last message?"
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this is instantanious meessage prertty much isent a message from my destop from another accont and my handheld said hello i have a mmessage from you like right after so it is fast on message side.
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only thing I dont like about it on my 7100 is the font size....I havent tried to change but I assume there is a way to change it....
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Hello Yak-on, I have blackberry 7290 user, and interesting, I am deaf and I am heavy user on IM and data. Anyway I have downloaded Yak-on OTA and tried to run this new IM beta, but seem can't get it running. It keeps say max out, will try again in 5 min. repeating. Can anyone help me with this? I am curious if it is benefit to me. I current using Webmessenger.

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Old 11-13-2005, 11:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I just installed it on my Cingular 7290 a few days ago. Following the instructions I set my TLS setting to "Handheld" and it worked, but after about 5 IMs my BB would lock up and I would have to reboot. After rebooting, I would get the Max out message. I reset the TLS setting to the default "Proxy" and it has work flawlessly for the last 2 days. I have had chats of 30 minutes or so without issue.

My only concern, is I also was hoping this would drain my battery down, since my BB is new, I wanted to drain the battery and I had read this product was really bad on the battery. I had 2 bars on my BB on Thursday when I installed it and it is still at 2 bars today :(
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I've had it now for 12 days and its the best. If your looking for a way to get on AIM, forget all the other programs - this is the one that actually works. So many problems with Ramble I can't even begin to tell you. IM+ is okay, but not free. I like the tabbed conversations. I give it a 9 out of 10 due to connectivity bumps every 20 minutes.
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