eBuddy has shut down. This app no longer works!!

eBuddy is another free instant messaging client similar to Nimbuzz.  I like Nimbuzz but some users prefer eBuddy and I’ve gotten requests to add it to BoostApps so here it is.

eBuddy supports Yahoo, MSN, GTalk, AIM, ICQ, MySpace and Facebook. The “Lite” version of Nimbuzz that works on iDEN phones supports Yahoo, MSN, GTalk, AIM, ICQ, Skype, GaduGadu, Hyves and StudiVZ .

One thing that that eBuddy and Nimbuzz have in common is that the keys are mapped incorrectly on iDen phones, use these workarounds.

1. Press the green Callkey for “OK” key’s action
2. Press the right soft key for the left soft key’s action
3. Press the menu key for the  right soft key‘s action
4. Exception : When entering text in a pop up window the soft keys (labeled OK and Cancel) work as labeled.

Type: Freeware
Vendor: eBuddy- Product Page, Online Help
Data Connection Required: Yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: all sizes
Boost CDMA Compatible: (tested on Motorola Rambler):  No, locks up on first “Select Language” setup screen
Boost iDEN Compatible: (tested on i776): Yes
Supported iDEN phones: All Falcon Series (i776, i465, i9, i290, etc.)

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.

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Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 176

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  1. Hi sir in my nokia 3110c ebuddy is not working it show d message:- NO INTERNET CONNECTION YOUR INTERNET SETTINGS MUST BE ACTIVATED FOR JAVA APPLICATIONS. but othr apps all r working..! give me a solution plzz…@boostapps.com@boostapps.com@boostapps.com

  2. Download nokia 3110c

  3. Ebuddy 2.2 version worked fine upto 1 month ago in my nokia 3110c but now ebuddy give message upgrade nimbuzz to enjoy the chat room & from lask week it show from 7th feb 2014 it will stop.I am unable to chat in facebook.NEW VERSION EBUDDY XMS IS NOT SUPPORTED IN MY PHONE.Please sir give any solution..OR UNBLOCK THE PREVIOUS VERSION.

  4. i couldn open e buddy as i get a message as unhandled exception

    • Which phone?

  5. When i try and play it on my LGC320 it says “Invalid Descriptor,” what does that mean?

    • There was a error in the JAD file that was causing an “Invalid Descriptor” error with some phones. I’ve believe that I’ve fixed it if you want to try again.

  6. does anybody know if ebuddy will drain battery life?

    • If you leave running it definitely will. Any app that uses the network would.

    • so if i close it it will not drain it at all, somebody said even if i do that still can work in the background but dont know if thats true.

    • if you close it and it doesn’t show up under “Suspended Apps” then it’s not running or using any juice.

    • okay thanks!

  7. Works on the i335.

  8. i have downloaded ebuddy more than 10 times bt every time i get a error invalid client manager..pls help me out of this problem

    • I’ve never heard of that error on a Motorola iDEN phone. What phone are you using?

    • i know nokias throw that error. i ~think~ its a dns related thing

  9. i just got ebuddy and it says it needs a update

    • The current version (1.5) doesn’t work on iDEN phones. You should be able to skip the upgrade prompt and use 1,4 though.

  10. I was able to install on the i465, but was unable to receive any messages through MSN and got an “unhandled exception” error anytime I tried to exit the app. Consistently loss internet connection also. I would not recommend.

  11. on a i465 how do you snap to take a pictue dennis it dooesnt work

    • I don’t have that phone but according to the i465 Manual, after you press the camera button to start the camera you can take a picture by pressing OK or the soft key labeled “Capture”.

  12. Ervis,
    I’m not familiar with the phone, but if you go to http://m.nimbuzz.com with the phone’s browser you will be able to download the version that Nimbuzz recommends for it.

  13. what version of ebuddy can i use for my phone Samsung SGH E250

  14. The latest version of eBuddy (v1.5) is incompatible with Boost phones.

  15. how can i get the newer verizon on my i9 for ebuddy it keeps tellin me to update to the new verzion and a error keeps poping up UNHANDLED EXCEPTION HELP ME!!!!

  16. I tried the new eBuddy, version 1.5. It reports a Claa Validation error and fails to install on my i776.

  17. Minus the whole keys mapped wrong which is very frustrating, there is also a newer version available with bug-fixes and the like. So maybe that version will work better on my Clutch. All I know is this app either freezes my phone or is very slow or buttons don’t work. 🙁 I tried them all and the web based interface version of Ebuddy via Opera Mobile is the best of any multi protocol chat client. Which is what I’ll use for now until I can get an app that works well on my clutch without being slow.

    Also I found an dedicated app at getjar.com for linkedin.com It says it is compatible for my phone. Loads on the clutch. creates a desktop Icon, but never runs. Any way you can take a look at it and see if you can get it to the clutch and get it working? Official website only has an Iphone app and a Palm WebOS version. But the one at GetJar seams official as well but I can’t say for 100% sure. Thanks.

  18. I tried the new eBuddy, version 1.5 but it fails to install with a Java error loading classes which basically menns its incompatible.

  19. can u get the new ebuddy

  20. Hey can you add a better instant messenger that the controls work and is cooler like a “sidekick” instant messenger!! plz plz plz. if there is one. thanx

  21. tested and works on boost i465 clutch
    but is extremely slow

  22. Thanks, D! Now, is there any way of getting this on my 7100i without a computer? Has anyone tried to put age iden download apps utility on a bb?

  23. Sorry about the bad link. Try this: http://boostapps.com/files/Nimbuzz_pc.zip

  24. The link appears invalid, D. I keep getting ‘page not found.’ Also, even 1.5 works for adding facebook and myspace contacts to your account, although I’ve had to add contacts with usernames containing characters other than letters and numbers with the eBuddy wap cuz nimbuzz says they’re invalid otherwise. It’s weird, but it works. Lol

  25. Thanks. that’s really good of you except that i don’t have a computer right now. lol. i dunno why the nimbuzz team made such a significant change and didn’t/doesn’t provide an archive of older versions.

  26. Jiesendao, I have Nimbuzz 1.1 for BlackBerry: http://boostapps.com/files/Nimbuzz_pc.zip Unzip and install with Desktop Manager.

    I haven’t been able to find V 1.1 of the regular Java one for the Motorola’s.

  27. it’s not easy to find the old distribution, but i’d really like to get it back on my boostberry.

  28. nimbuzz full versions run fine on iden phones i425 up n aren’t as resource hungry as eBuddy. However, v 1.5.0 uses a new UI I don’t like. v 1.1.0 uses same UI as lite. Would b a great addition here. ALL contacts added on full v r available on lite too!

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