Samsung recently added iOS to the list of supported operating systems for its chat app, ChatOn. This App Store port is similar to the Andriod and Bada-based versions and allows users to send pictures, videos, messages and all manner of communications to friends and family.
ChatOn is Samsung’s answer to Apple’s iMessage.
The app, however, is a cross-platform system that lets users send messages, even group messages with multiple platform users, for free. Currently, the app supports Android, Bada and iOS and support for BlackBerry, Windows Phone and web chat are in the works.
The app lets users start a group chat with buddies and even share multimedia. Images, voice messages, location and calendar sharing can be sent to multiple recipients. ChatOn also offers Animated Message Service where users can create and animate greeting cards by using hand drawings, photos, texts, backgrounds and music. The Interaction Rank feature lists buddies by how often users communicate with them.
While this is not the first app to offer cross-platform messaging, it is likely to catch on with a large number of users since it’s creator has the ability to install it into devices it creates.
The app is free and supports iOS 4.0 and above. It is not currently optimized for the iPad, but who needs HD quality chatting?