The consequences of the fight Apple against piracy were felt by many developers, the problem was especially acute for social networks and their official managers for iPhone and iPad. As you know, the official Vkontakte client has been removed from App Store due to the ability to listen, download and share music content without having to officially buy it. Indie developers are entering the warpath with their social network clients, and we'll talk about one such manager for Vkontakte today. A certain Galaiko Nikita offered his vision of what the client of the Vkontakte social network should be like for iPhone and iPad, and surprisingly, the experiment was a success, the application is available in App Store on For several months, since July 10 this year, version 2.0 has been on sale. Nobody can say how long vMessenger + will live in App Store, but while there is an opportunity to download the application, let's take the opportunity. So, vMessenger + is nothing more than a Vkontakte social network manager for iPhone and iPad (a universal application). There are plenty of possibilities in the application, nothing supernatural, but all the demanded functions are available:
- reading news from connected social groups on one screen;
- internal correspondence with Vkontakte users;
- address book (Contacts);
- connected groups;
- audio recordings (only added to “My audio recordings”);
- video recordings.
The application can aggregate all the latest news from social groups in which you are a member, it is convenient. From one screen, you can switch to the desired group and read the last published messages only in it. The wall is no different from that in an account available in a web browser, also applies to internal correspondence. On one screen, you can correspond with all your friends, search the text of the message and read the entire history of the correspondence. If you open the application to access your phone book, vMessenger + can find the person on the social network and provide an opportunity to contact him. Information about all your friends and those that are currently online is available in various tabs, you can switch between them with just one tap. As for the music content, the situation here is ambiguous, the application allows you to control only the music that is uploaded to the profile. It will not work to add an audio recording from the page of another network user, and it will not work to find the desired song in Vkontakte, the search is available only for those audio recordings that are added to the personal page. The same goes for video recordings. The application interface is standard for most social media clients, and you can't reinvent the wheel here either. The only remark to the media player, it looks very poor. In the heyday of ultra-high-resolution displays, blurry icons and control buttons are not comme il faut. If you desperately need a Vkontakte client for iPhone and iPad, and the web interface of a social network is not enough or it is not as convenient to work in it as in a separate application, vMessenger + will help you. The application is distributed for a fee, at a price of 99 rubles, which is quite expensive for applications that should be free, indie developers also need to live on something. The app is available in our shared account App Store.