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eBuddy Launches Premium iPhone App

David Murphy

eBuddy, the popular web and mobile Instant Messaging (IM) service, has announced the global launch of eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod touch. The ad-free, multi-network mobile IM application is available now via the  Apple App Store for $4.99 (3.99).
eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod Touch enables iPhone and iPod Touch owners with AIM, Facebook Chat, ICQ, Gtalk, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo! Messenger to have multiple chats in one, aggregated interface, and provides a fast, reliable, on-the-go chat experience.
The app offers Push notifications for incoming messages when the user exits the app for up to three days. User can also set their display picture from their camera or photo library, send pictures to friends, and easily switch between different chat services by swiping the screen.
Over 2.5 million unique monthly users currently use our free version of eBuddy for iPhone and iPod Touch, and we believe a significant number of our users will upgrade to eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod Touch to take advantage of key features including picture sending, three-day push notification and an advertising-free chat environment, says eBuddy CEO, Jan-Joost JJ Rueb.
According to app store analytics company, Distimo, eBuddy for iPhone and iPod Touch has ranked as a top 10 social networking app in 76 of 77 of Apple App Store countries since launching in July 2009.