It's been quite a wait for a Sametime client for iPhone/iPad/iPod devices, and the two come along almost at once. And one of them is rather more useful than the other.
IBM's is at least free, but requires first that you have Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 installed and also that you have a Sametime Proxy server installed as well. While you can get the app right now in the Apple AppStore, you won't be able to use it for a while.
However, Conundrum have had their QuipIM product in the app store for a few weeks now. It's not free (£2.99), but it works with earlier versions of Sametime, and it does just work. I had to set it to use Port 80 rather that 1533 to get to my corporate site, but it could see im.bleedyellow.com directly via port 80. And it does just appear to work. It can also log in to two separate Sametimes at once. I can't see whether IBM's can do that, but then again, as it can't connect to either site I tried, I don;t actually know whether it can do two simultaneous Sametimes or not.
I've suspect that IBM 's version has all sorts of features and functions that QuipIM doesn't, but when you're faced with a choice of a product that works now and one that doesn't, which will you go for?
Mick Moignard November 23rd, 2011 06:09:21 AM