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bdam [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, July 10, 2007
13 years ago5,560 views

Are there any Mobile GoogleTalk clients? Everything I've found so far (like mabber) doesn't really work here.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

(The hyperlink to "Java Client" in the Gmail Mobile section is broken.)

Octavee [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

there is a gtalk client from google that works great on blackberry

bdam [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Just found MGTalk on sourceforge sourceforge.net/projects/mgtal ... and Talkonaut on www.talkonaut.com which even supports voice calls. Testing....

vanlandw [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Don't forget about Google Voice Local Search

labs.google.com/goog411/

Not really an application but works well if you need a number in a pinch. Another google application that works on the cell.

Joakim Jardenberg [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

What I miss more than anything is the gmail java-app to work with hosted domains. I even pay for Premier Edition but still cant use the java app for my mail. Thats sooo sad.

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I love the gmail app – works great on my phone. I really, really miss a groups app or at least a minimized web ui (the existing pages are useless through the mobile proxy and bloated way past any reasonable measure – >100kb for a single post! – for direct access).

What I'm also missing:
- a real keyboard
- real bandwidth (no 3G here on the island)
- a real display

Ok, maybe I'm asking for too much...

Wayne [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

How many of these work with Google Apps for domains. (www.google.com/a/) I'm currently using this for email. The last time I checked, the GMail client would not work with the 'for domains' version, except for Blackberries.

Hawke [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I'm finding all the google services to be terrible on the iPhone. I shouldn't have to use the mobile version of reader, I thought this wasn't the "watered down internet." So far I'm disappointed with Apple's claims – anything worthwhile AJAX doesn't work well on my iPhone.

Also, the link for the mobile google reader isn't working correctly.

Jeethu Rao [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

As far as GTalk with voice is concerned, there's Fring. Not quite from google, but free and the voice support works wonderfully.

Simon Powell [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

The calendar tool is a bit rubbish, really – OK, it shows you what's on today, but I would mostly use it for the occasional "what're you doing on the 21st, can you come to my meeting/party?" questions. The only way to do this is to hit 'next' again and again – why have a bit where you can just select the date – perhaps by typing it, to save time?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

will fix the links tonight, thanks... publishing from an internet cafe with nothing but a limited browser window, dark screen, and time limit was problematic...

(via phone browser)

Mike Corlett [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Google have already done most of the above for us, and put together a list of all the mobile features on one page, and it even works out what mobile you have and therefore which ones are compatible ;

google.com/m/products

Dan [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

If your phone supports SIP, you can get voice GTalk interoperability by using the gtalk2voip.com gateway. Seamless calling between GTalk and SIP. Works very well over Wifi on my Nokia phone with built-in SIP client.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[Edit: links fixed now!]

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

google.com/ig/cp doesn't work anymore. Google sort of replaced the mobile iGoogle with a very limited version google.com/m?uipref=3&acti ... .

Omri Ceren [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

There's a GMail client that works for apps accounts, but it's only compatible with Blackberry. That'll probably be my next phone, but in the meantime what I did was set up a dummy GMail account and have everything forwarded there and archived in my apps account... Then whenever I get around to getting apps support on the GMail client, I'll just delete the dummy account. Of course, that only works for checking messages. Sending them and having them archived in the right account is a different story...

Peter Kirn [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Now Plaxo has a contact sync point for Gmail, so that for me is the bridge to my Gmail contacts (and the various contacts I have that aren't there!)

Now the trick is, which are the best phones for Java support of these apps? (I know, I know, Apple, no one uses Java. I almost forgot.)

Mike Gibbs [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Truephone works well for VoIP and works with google talk. + you get free local calls untill december I think?

Ta M

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