Trillian for iPhone 1.2 Released
Article by George Norman
On 27 Apr 2010
The development team behind the multiprotocol instant messaging app Trillian has announced that the app has reached another milestone in its development process. Trillian for iPhone version 1.2 has been rolled out to the public. The application is now available for download straight from the App Store (check out the download link at the bottom).

Cerulean Studios explained that Trillian for iPhone 1.2 comes with the following highlights:
  • Cleaned up contact list design
  • Handsome new service icons
  • Streamlined accounts tab for easier usage
  • Improvements to first time wizard
  • MetaContacts display service icons on right
  • Push privacy – push names only option
  • Basic emoji integration
  • Additional bugfixes, speed improvements, and smaller usability enhancements.

Trillian for iPhone 1.2 follows in the footsteps of version 1.1 and version 1.0 before it. As a little reminder, here is what the two versions offer.


Trillian for iPhone 1.1 highlights:
  • Landscape mode
  • Facebook chat
  • 7 day signout
  • Many new contact list options: sorting, offline contacts, new view modes, and more!
  • Various enhancements to the contact information screen
  • Tidying up the message window controls for improved usability
  • Pulling through more options from our desktop app, including contact privacy and per-connection settings (including hostname/port tweaks for XMPP)
  • Additional bugfixes, speed improvements, and smaller usability enhancements

Trillian for iPhone 1.0 highlights:
  • A simple and straightforward UI (user interface) that displays all your IM contacts in an organized manner.
  • The chat experience will be similar to the desktop version – bubble view for chat windows and tabs to chat with multiple contacts; set your avatar, status and status message; manage multiple identities and multiple IM connections.
  • Trillian for iPhone will be permanently connected with the Astra server, meaning that you will benefit from instant synchronization across multiple platforms. For example, when you change your avatar in Trillian for iPhone, the change will be displayed in Trillian for Windows and your online Astra Profile. The same will happen when you add a new contact in Trillian for iPhone – the contact will be added to Astra for Windows as well.
  • Sign in from multiple devices simultaneously. Cerulean Studios explains: “Trillian supports multiple devices utilizing the same IM services with the same usernames. Your Astra, AIM, and all XMPP-powered services will always be online without ever worrying about kicking another connection offline.”
  • All your Trillian for iPhone sessions will be stored by Cerulean Studios’ Octopus server technology. This means that you will not lose any part of a conversation if you lose your internet connection or exit the application.
  • Push Notification: this is a new feature in the iPhone OS 3.0 that allows you to be notified when you receive an instant message in Trillian - even if the app is closed at the moment.
  • Favorites: because fitting 500+ contacts on the iPhone’s screen is an issue, Cerulean Studios launched a new feature called Favorites that allows you to set up a separate list of contacts you frequently chat with.
  • Instant search on the contacts screen
  • All open chats are readily available for you to view thanks to a new chats screen and a tabbed chat window.

Trillian for iPhone is available for download straight from the App Store

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