Version 1.1.2 Bug Workaround:
You should get version 1.1.3 which has fixed this issue.
EasyTalk is an iPhone app that is seamlessly integrated with Facebook that lets you send free texts and make free voice calls to your Facebook friends. It does not matter where you are or where your friends are, or you don’t know your friend’s phone number, you don’t need to worry all that. As long as your friends also have EasyTalk installed on their iPhone, you can send them text messages and call them, for free.
EasyTalk is available on all versions of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, running iOS 3.1 or higher. Support for other smart phone platforms will come soon.
With EasyTalk, You can make free voice call and send/receive free text to people who meet the following two conditions:
a. He/she is connected with you on Facebook.
b. He/she has installed EasyTalk on his/her iphone/ipod touch/ipad.
After you are logged in to Facebook from EasyTalk, you should see all your Facebook friends name in the Contacts view. For those of who meet the above two conditions, the contact item with their name on it should display an EasyTalk icon along side the name. Tap the name, you will see options of making call or sending text.
As its name suggests, it is very easy to use. At its first startup after installation, it prompts you to login to Facebook using your Facebook account. After a successful login, your Facebook friends are displayed in the Contacts view. The EasyTalk icon will show up on those friends who are already EasyTalk users. You can start to send texts or make voice calls to them.
In Contacts view, tap on the friend item who you want to invite to use EasyTalk. If the friend is not EasyTalk user yet, you should see a ‘Invite to user EasyTalk’ item. Tap on that, an alert dialog will popup asking for your confirmation. Carefully read through it, and tap ‘YES’. As a result, a facebook Wall-To-Wall post will show up in your friend’s Facebook Wall, with a link to EasyTalk’s Facebook Fan Page, from where a download link is presented. Your friend will be notified by Facebook for the newly created Wall post.
You can also use the ‘Share with friends’ button in Settings/Facebook page. This creates the same Facebook post, instead, on your own Wall.
Starting with version 1.1, we added an option to invite your friend via email. In 'Settings' view, there is a 'Send Invite Email' item. Tap that will jump to your device's email application. The email is prefilled with a brief invitation to download EasyTalk. You will need to fill the intended receiver's email address and hit 'Send'.
Sending text to friends is quite straight forward. Pick a friend from either Favorite or Contacts view, tap on ‘Send Text’ will bring you to the Texting view. Tap the Text Input bar just above the bottom Tab Bar to activate the keyboard. Start typing your text. Tap ‘Send’ when done. That’s it.
If you have sent texts to your friend already, you can always tap the ‘Messages’ tab at the bottom of the screen. Then find your friend’s name and tap on it, Texting view will also show up.
It’s very similar to sending text. Pick your friend from either Favorite or Contacts, tap ‘Make Call’, you should start to hear ringback as you would with a normal phone call. When the call is connected, the screen will display ‘Connected’ status, and will start to show the duration of the call.You can also start a call by pick your friend’s name from the Recents tab.
The texting and voice calls use data network, i.e., 3G data network or wifi, whichever is present at the time the communication. When both 3G and wifi are present, wifi takes higher priority. When 3G is used, 3G data charge may occur depends on your usage plan. But you will never get chareged for SMS Texting or cell phone minutes for using EasyTalk.
EasyTalk uses the iPhone SDK provided by Facebook to do Facebook login. The SDK and Facebook platform uses OAuth 2.0 protocol to do authentication. And the authentication process is done through a secured network connection where EasyTalk app has no access at all. As a result, EasyTalk has no access to user’s Facebook login info, including username and password, and thus EasyTalk can not leak your Facebook login info.
Just the very basic, your name, and your profile picture, and all your Facebook friends’ name, and profile picture. That’s it. Except for your name, the rest of the information will never leave the device on which EasyTalk is installed.
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