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Partial push chat sync between Mac and iphone iOS devices
I've been using push notifications with the Beejive app on the iPhone, which got updated recently and it works great. But when using AIM on a Mac, it can be kind of frustrating since you cannot be logged into two Machines at the same time with AIM. So, if you are logged into the iPhone (even in the background), and you connect with iChat or Adium on the Mac, then AIM sends you a message at both places asking you which Machine you want to be connected from.

To me, it would be ideal to only receive notifications on my Mac when I'm using my Mac, and only receive notifications on the iPhone when I'm using my iPhone. This seems to be pretty much attainable when using Google chat (over Jabber) instead of AIM (and thus requiring Beejive instead of AIM on the iPhone). If you are logged into Jabber from two Machines, and someone chats you, it will send the messages to all machines that are logged in, until you reply from one machine. At that point, Google chat will only send messages to that machine, until it logs out. Once you log out, it will then send it to the other machine again.

So the hint is as follows: in Beejive on the iPhone, in Settings, set it to keep you logged in for 24 hours. Then on the Mac, download Adium (instead of iChat -- the desired level of control is not available in iChat), and add your Google account. In Adium's preferences, under the Status tab, set it so that after some period of inactivity (10 minutes perhaps), it switches your account to offline.

Then, when you are using your Mac, Google chat messages will get pushed to Adium (and to your iPhone as well, until you reply to one from your Mac), but after the period of inactivity on your Mac, it will switch you to offline, and those messages will get sent to the iPhone instead. Once you start using your Mac again, message will get pushed there again.
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Partial push chat sync between Mac and iphone
Authored by: jfischetti on Jun 24, '09 07:58:45AM

I can have my AIM and my iChat stay connected at the same time. Make sure you have "Allow multiple logins for this account" checked for the account you want to stay connected.

The annoying part is that if you are sitting in front of your mac, you will get alerts on the phone and ichat --- it would be great if you only got phone alerts when the other clients are Idle or Away - like the way SMS alerts worked....



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Partial push chat sync between Mac and iphone
Authored by: imcquill on Jun 24, '09 08:23:24AM

That is checked. Is there anyway then to not get those automated messages from AOL saying you're logged in from two locations, reply with 1 to logout the other machine, etc.. ?



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Partial push chat sync between Mac and iphone
Authored by: imcquill on Jun 24, '09 08:40:05AM
Looking through AIM's faq's, http://www.aim.com/help_faq/common_problems.adp?s=All it looks like those messages cannot be turned off. So you can be logged into two locations with AIM as long as you don't mind receiving those messages from AOL at all locations.

In principal, the rest of the hint could then apply to AIM as well. You can use Adium and have it get logged out after 10 minutes of inactivity, and then messages will only be received on the phone at that point. But then, when you start using your mac again, and it logs you back in, you'll get those automated messages again everywhere.

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Partial push chat sync between Mac and iphone
Authored by: elmaynardo on Jun 24, '09 09:27:13AM

Actually AIM will only send messages to any connected client that isn't away or idle, unless all locations are away/idle, in whichcase it sends to all. Because of this you don't have to have adium set to sign off after 10 minutes, just go idle. When that happens messages will go to your phone only if the phone is 'available' or both clients if your phone is away. When I'm using AIM on the computer I'll set the phone to away and messages will then go to the computer only.



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Partial push chat sync between Mac and iphone
Authored by: Tawakol on Jun 24, '09 10:42:30PM

You can be online on both your iphone and ichat at the same time.

When you are logged in on two machines at the same time, and both of them are set to "Available", then the alerts will go to the two machines, however, if one of them is available and the other is away, it will only send to the available one. Therefore, just set Beejive to "immediately set the status" to away upon exit, that way, you will only get the msgs on your iphone when you are logged out of ichat on your mac (ie. put your laptop to sleep or turned it off).

and it works great like that, the only problem is, you get the msg from aim that you are logged into two places at once everytime you log in from the mac



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Partial push chat sync between Mac and iphone
Authored by: JaxMyers on Jun 27, '09 06:28:43PM

Can you block the "aolsystemmsg" user that sends you a message telling you that you are logged on in two locations at once? That would make it a lot nicer to use beejive plus ichat...



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Partial push chat sync between Mac and iphone
Authored by: JaxMyers on Jun 27, '09 07:07:14PM

Oh I guess that does not work. I blocked it and it still sends me messages.



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Partial push chat sync between Mac and iphone
Authored by: imcquill on Aug 22, '09 12:04:24PM

This idea has been further improved in Beejive, as you can now set the logout time to 7 days instead of 1 day. Essentially, it never logs you out this way, as long as you open it up once a week.



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