I have always been a big user of chat applications and prefer them over SMS for my daily, real-time communication needs. Of course, this means you need an app that can keep you logged into all your chat services even when you are on the road. imo allows you to log into Skype, GoogleTalk and Facebook Chat systems from your smartphone when you are away from your computer. I often use this to quickly "ping" my wife and son with chats while I am out on meetings and consulting calls. imo also shows me as available in chat to all my usual chat followers, too, should they want to contact me.
From the Google Play Store...
"Chat, Call, Share - all in one place. Message and call your family and friends for free with imo messenger! FEATURES: - Free high-quality voice calls - Super fast and reliable messaging (much faster than SMS) - Group messaging and photo sharing"
Previously in "On my iPhone/Android…":
- Kindle Reader
- iMap Weather Radio
- LiveStrong CalorieTracker
- Facebook/Facebook Pages Manager/Facebook Messenger
- Waze social GPS traffic and more
"On my iPhone…" is a new series from TechnologyIQ, sharing real world examples of how I use my iPhone, interesting apps and more!