Nimbuzz vs Trillian


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Nimbuzz
Nimbuzz is the free call and messaging app for the connected generation. Nimbuzz combines the powers of the Internet and mobile communications into one, and lets you meet, share and connect with family and friends on any mobile device.
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Trillian
Trillian is a proprietary multiprotocol instant messaging application for Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, and the Web. It can connect to multiple IM services, such as AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Bonjour, XMPP, and Skype networks; as well as social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace; and email services, such as POP3, IMAP, Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail.
Comparing Nimbuzz vs Trillian is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Nimbuzz has more user-friendly interface than Trillian because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Trillian is more popular than Nimbuzz

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Mobile messenger Nimbuzz acquired by New Call (in 2014)
- Trillian adds Facebook, IRC support to Astra (in 2008)
- European Mobile VoIP Startup Nimbuzz Raises $15 Million (in 2008)
- Trillian for Macs Has Arrived (in 2007)
- Trillian Astra adds social networking to user profiles (in 2007)
- Trillian Astra gets desktop widgets (in 2007)
- Microsoft and Yahoo IM services to become interoperational (in 2006)
- Yahoo to Trillian: Talk to the hand (in 2004)
- Trillian plugs back into Yahoo, MSN (in 2003)
- MSN Messenger blocks Trillian (in 2003)

Looks like Trillian was recently more active than Nimbuzz (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Nimbuzz and Trillian meet head to head:

2008 - European Mobile VoIP Startup Nimbuzz Raises $15 Million to fight Trillian

Nimbuzz, the mobile VoIP and IM startup that extends into social networks, has raised $15 million. It’s already had $10 million from Mangrove (the original Skype investor). Apparently deals with 10 major social networks and three operators are already on the table. The latter see these kinds of apps as a way of boosting data use and therefore revenues. The cash will be used to extend to Windows Mobile, iPhone and Android. They are looking at a million registered mobile users so far. Nimbuzz offers free mobile VoIP, conference calling, IM and group chat and photo and file sending across multiple IM communities, including Skype, MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo!, AIM, Jabber and ICQ, plus 23 social networks, including apps/widgets for Facebook and Myspace.

2003 - MSN Messenger blocks Trillian. Nimbuzz keeps calm

Users of Microsoft's free Web-based MSN Messenger and its Windows XP-based Windows Messenger will need to upgrade their software to a newer version or be shut out of the service, the software giant said Wednesday. MSN Messenger users will need to upgrade to version 5.0 of higher; Windows Messengers customers will need to upgrade to version 4.7.2009 or higher; and consumers with MSN Messenger for Mac OS X will have to use version 3.5 or higher. The last MSN Messenger to be released was version 6. According to Microsoft spokesman Sean Sundwall, "Security issues that could be posed (on older versions) require us to force an upgrade." He declined to detail the security issue, saying disclosure would "put customers at undue risk."