Bubble Chat for Facebook
There are several different IM or Chat apps available for iOS, Mac and Android that integrate with Facebook and make it easy for you to chat with your friends. However, none of these apps have had the kind of polish and superb animations as Bubble Chat. Bubble Chat is a gorgeous iPhone app for Facebook designed by Jackie Tran and developed by Jiri Charvat.
The most amazing thing about Bubble Chat are its stunning animations. The implementation is fluid and they look delicious. The UI has been really nicely done and you can customize the background color to your liking. Once you sign in with Facebook, Bubble Chat pulls your profile picture and use it as the background at the top left. You can jump between the list of Chats and your list of Friends. I love the attention to detail in the chat view where the tiny glyph next to the timestamp actually shows the analog clock view for that timestamp. Also in the chat view, Bubble Chat lets you share not only images & video, but also a custom drawing via the app. You are given a basic brush, eraser & a color palette that you can use to draw and send that to your contact.
You can customize the Font Size and Background Color via the app’s settings. Bubble Chat also supports Push Notifications, but this feature was less than reliable in my testing. It also includes the ability to mute certain users. Bubble Chat is available [Free on the App Store] and includes a $0.99 IAP to unlock additional customizations.