September 10, 2009
AOL has just released their biggest update to AIM for the iPhone and iPod touch since the addition of Push Notifications. Remember how exciting Push Notifications were? AIM now features all kinds of new ways to interact with your friends and family via Lifestream. When you first launch the app, you will notice the addition of the Lifestream tab at the bottom of the screen. When accessed, it will allow you to set up an account through Safari if you haven't already. Lifestream is able to pull in updates from other services, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Digg, so you won't have to jump from app to app to keep in touch. You can also comment on those status updates from the app, view photos, and even filter through the content to find exactly what you are looking for. But Lifestream isn't the only addition, AIM v4.0.1 also features a redesigned AIM status message screen, updated Buddy info, and a variety of other minor performance and stability improvements. AIM is now available in the App Store for $2.99. AOL also offers a free ad-supported version of the app, but it currently lacks the new Lifestream features.
AIM (Free Edition)