If you haven’t heard of WhatsApp Messenger, this handy iPhone app allows users to message other smart phone owners for free. It’s a great application, and one I’ve been using for a while. Indeed, the only limitation is that there’s no WhatsApp iPad app, which is a shame. Fortunately, one jailbreak developer has managed to port the iPhone app over, and will be releasing WhatsPad (the iPad version of WhatsApp) in the Cydia Store soon.
The news comes via the guys over at iSpazio, who recently managed to go hands-on with the upcoming jailbreak app. According to the website, WhatsPad has already been submitted to Cydia, and is awaiting approval. Once available, it will be compatible with the iPad 3G only, though we do not yet know whether WhatsPad will be a paid app, or a free app.
In iOS 5, Apple has added a similar feature called “iMessages.” This feature allows users to send a free instant message to another iOS device user, and the iPad is supported. However, WhatsApp has the upper-hand here, as it supports a variety of different mobile platforms – meaning you can IM your BlackBerry and Android smart phone owning friends using the application, besides iPhone owners.
We’ll let you know once the jailbreak application becomes available. In the meantime, let us know if you’re planning on installing WhatsApp in the comments.