imo messenger

Message and chat with your friends for free

4.0

51 Votes

  • Category Messaging
  • License Free
  • Version 9.8.000000004591
  • Size 6 MB
  • Works under Android
  • Language English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name com.imo.android.imoim
  • Author imo.im
    555 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

IMO Messenger is an all-in-one messaging solution that takes the hassle out of communicating across different platforms.

IMO Messenger gives you a single app through which you can communicate with all of your contacts regardless of what platforms they use. There’s support for Facebook, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ and so forth, and the app even supports platforms that cater to niches, such as Steam. If you have a business associate contacting you via Google, Mom via Facebook and your buddy via Steam, those messages all come to one place where you can handle them accordingly. You can even configure how and when you’re notified.

You don’t have to worry about platforms. Your response to Mom will automatically go to Facebook and so forth. IMO also lets you take advantage of platform features. If a platform supports images and videos in addition to text chat, you can send and receive those as well. It also allows for voice calls and video calls. Conference calls, including across platforms, are possible too, and while it does support a large number of connections, performance can get a little iffy with large groups.

IMO Messenger is a work in progress. The good news is that the developers are quite active, and it’s not unusual to get several updates a week. There are some bugs and some high-demand features that aren’t there yet, and because this is a small dev team, those are slow to come. If you can deal with these minor annoyances for the time being, however, this is a fantastic messaging app that’s only getting better.

Pros

  • Send text, images and videos
  • Supports all major chat services
  • Make calls via Wi-Fi and 3G

Cons

  • Little rough around the edges at times

- network improvements

- call improvements

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • CALL_PHONE: Allows an application to initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call.
  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CALL_LOG: Allows an application to read the user's call log.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • READ_SMS: Allows an application to read SMS messages.
  • RECEIVE_SMS: Allows an application to receive SMS messages.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • SEND_SMS: Allows an application to send SMS messages.
  • WRITE_CONTACTS: Allows an application to write the user's contacts data.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • BLUETOOTH: Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.
  • BROADCAST_STICKY: Allows an application to broadcast sticky intents. These are broadcasts whose data is held by the system after being finished, so that clients can quickly retrieve that data without having to wait for the next broadcast.
  • INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify global audio settings.
  • NFC: Allows applications to perform I/O operations over NFC.
  • READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to read the sync settings.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to write the sync settings.
  • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
  • com.imo.android.imoim.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
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