New jailbreak app integrates Facebook and Google Chat into iOS

By , Oct 2, 2012

QuickIM is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to quickly send Facebook messages and Google chat messages from anywhere within iOS.

Seeing as this feature is totally relegated to standalone apps on non-jailbroken phones, QuickIM is an app that’s sure to catch the eye of fans of either of the aforementioned instant messaging services.

How exactly does it work? Check inside for a brief video explanation.

The best thing about QuickIM, is that it allows you to respond to messages just by tapping a banner notification. Doing so overlays the QuickIM interface on top of the current app, so that you can quickly respond, and go right back to the app you were working with originally.

Likewise, an Activator action can be assigned, which allows you to quickly access QuickIM’s interface without removing focus from the current app.

Apps like Verbs and BeeJive are fine apps, but their primary weakness stems from the fact that you must switch to those apps in order to carry on, or continue a conversation. QuickIM makes Facebook messaging and Google Chat flow more like biteSMS or IntelliScreenX, bringing a greater level of convenience to instant messaging on iOS. It makes instant messaging, well, more instant.

That’s not to say that QuickIM features no flaws, because that isn’t the case. One major flaw, a potential game breaking problem for many security conscious users, is the fact that it forces you to login to Google directly from within the app’s interface. There is no web auth view for Google logins. On the other hand, Facebook does feature a more secure web auth login.

The other problem I see with QuickIM is its lack of AIM. I, personally, do not use AIM anymore, but it’s still a rather popular platform for instant messaging.

If QuickIM can handle the security issue with Google, and perhaps incorporate AIM, it’ll be well on its way to becoming another must have jailbreak app. To the developer’s credit, he’s accomplished a lot to only be working on the app on a part time basis. Let’s give him some time to see what additional improvements he can incorporate into QuickIM.

What do you think?

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  • http://www.destroypixels.com/ Nicolas Arteaga

    looks sweet!

  • jose castro

    its not really new, im amazed that you haven’t made a video for this tweak yet. it came out a while ago.. but good job with the video yet again jeff..

  • AWonton

    Implement Skype in an elegant and seemless manner and I will be smitten.

    • Emre SÜMENGEN

      me likes that idea!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-Whitaker/100000796710385 Greg Whitaker

        Indeed!

  • http://twitter.com/_StarkII Jasper

    it’s not even new.. i’ve been using it for months now.. it’s really useful even though it’s quite limited for now. no need to switch between apps anymore. but it doesn’t stay on(for some reason i can’t figure out) you need to reconnect to get notifications. and if you’re chatting with someone who’s invisible, it won’t show up in quickim but despite that, it’s one hell of an app. good thinking by the developer

  • http://www.facebook.com/paulmeneshian Paul Meneshian

    too bad it cant do groups in facebook messenger

    • http://twitter.com/unlimapps UnlimApps Inc.

      Please email me with features you’d like to see at unlimapps@yahoo.com

      • chin2793

        Whatsapp integration would be great.

      • http://twitter.com/unlimapps UnlimApps Inc.

        If they have an API this might be possible

  • http://twitter.com/unlimapps UnlimApps Inc.

    Thanks guys for all the comments and thanks Jeff for the video. I will be improving this app quite a bit in the coming months and adding AIM. Also to address the security of it, all data that you type is encrypted I take security very seriously.

    P.s I’m a medical student so developing sometimes takes a back seat but QuickIM is a passion of mine so I will continue to work on it.

    Lastly, please don’t hesitate to email me with suggestions or bug reports

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment. Let us know about future updates!

    • http://twitter.com/Jirakaz Zak Wallace

      When I try to log into my facebook account, the keyboard doesn’t show up to let me type my info in. Do you have any suggestions?

    • sandy

      If u put features of IM dan it would be great…
      push notification for individual contact..
      let us knw when our desired contact comes online..
      and many more features…
      reallly great job dude..

    • Ajmal India

      Please add Yahoo messenger as well… thanks for such a sweet app…

  • http://www.facebook.com/bavidar Leore Avidar

    Been using it for a while. Great App.

  • http://twitter.com/TalCohen18 TalCo

    Isn’t it a new jailbreak tweak..
    its old one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kooolaj Anuj Mali

    Apple should make Cydia official .. coz the ideas Tweak produce are way beyond apple staff :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=839059453 Abdulhalim Bambang

      LOL. Yea no way in hell they’re gonna do that.

  • http://twitter.com/TheNinjaCEO Justin Shum

    I thought this tweak merged FB and Gtalk into the Messages.app. Now that would be cool

    • http://twitter.com/unlimapps UnlimApps Inc.

      There are plans to integrate the Messages.app into this app

      • mickey nguyen

        That would be amazing. Although I’d prefer additional protocol (aim, yahoo) support before integration.

      • http://twitter.com/unlimapps UnlimApps Inc.

        AIM coming really soon. I will have to work on yahoo afterwards

      • http://twitter.com/tayyabsa Tayyab Sadiq

        Pease make it compatible with Zephyr

  • http://twitter.com/zdenektopic Zdeněk Topič

    I might be a little stupid, but what is actually better about this? I dont see any features Facebook Messanger doesnt provide me. Push notifications are the most important and thats it, if it sould be integrated into messages stock app that would be completely different song.

    • mickey nguyen

      Did you watch the video? Facebook messenger doesn’t have quick reply (or any non-jb app).

      • http://twitter.com/zdenektopic Zdeněk Topič

        Yeah, but I dont need quick reply really. Theres no point point of having it. I would love to see integration with Messages stock app from JB community or better, from Apple.

  • http://twitter.com/KraKsX KraKsX

    This would have been new when I (with UnlimApps permission) Gave you the beta of this. Still glad its finally up, and that people seem to like it.

  • Bob

    Tweaks? I bet all the idownloadblog staff have iphone 5s! :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/CL3M3NTY3O Clement Yeo

    Cool , thumbs up

  • Guest

    When I try to log into my facebook account, the keyboard doesn’t show up to let me type my info in…. uhhh. any suggestions?

    • http://twitter.com/unlimapps UnlimApps Inc.

      Strange what ios are you on?

      • http://twitter.com/warrenskipper Warren Skipper

        I have a similar problem: the facebook windows pops up but it stays blank. I’m on iOS 5.0.1.

  • http://twitter.com/RileyFreeman Riley Freeman

    my problem is it doesnt log me in to gtalk. i assume its the same info as my gmail account? the loading in the status bar just keeps spinning.

  • http://twitter.com/tayyabsa Tayyab Sadiq

    This tweak is not compatible with Zephyr and its kindda sad

  • Adriano Matos

    Its an awesome tweak! Love the fact the we don’t have to change between apps!

  • http://www.facebook.com/donovan.weekes.9 Donovan Weekes

    whats even more awesome is we dont have a ios 6 jailbreak but lots of new tweaks :-((((((( uggg hopfully dev team gets the exploit ready for tomorrow…sad the old one doesnt work….miss cydia extremely!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/CrisFranco Cris Franco

    I can’t get this to work with my Google Apps gmail. The app just freezes and resprings my phone each time. Someone said to try and add a regular gmail first then the Google Apps gmail but that didn’t help either.

    • http://twitter.com/unlimapps UnlimApps Inc.

      This is a know issue with google apps gmail. I will be working on this soon

      • دکتر سالار

        This issue occur when using full email address (@Gmail.com or @Googlemail.com) and this is why Google apps users have problem.

  • http://www.redsn0w-download.com/ Redsn0w Download Untethered

    Is this tool safe for work??

  • Owlytic

    It still not connect with facebook :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/shervin.tochahi Shervin Tochahi

    The keyboard dosent show in ipad to add account