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MOBILEBETA Finally RELEASED! [TESTING Stage] - (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!)

HELLO!

After around 3 weeks of undisclosed testing, rumours and our Blog doing a Poll collecting your views, the highly anticipated xat mobile (ID 333) has been made Available to the public...however...
-> Please make sure you read carefully, as we will explain to you the Key Points that you need to know about this "Power"...

At **8.00pm BST** on Friday evening a small batch of the MOBILEBETA power was finally released:

  
1000 MOBILEBETA powers have been released costing 200 xats each. Remember to read the key details before buying this power.

Here are the key points you need to know ... (THE INFORMATION IS BASED FROM THE OFFICIAL POWER WIKI FOR THIS POWER, WE WILL EXPLAIN FOR YOU!)

xat will soon be starting a wider beta test of the xat chat app for android devices.
  • This either means that more MOBILEBETA powers will be released in small chunks, or the power will temporarily be available from the powers store. This partly opens the testing out to alot of the general public.
You need the MOBILEBETA power to login to the app for the time being.
  • This means you need to be a paid user (or have 200 xats) to purchase this power to buy it. This is because: 
  1. There is less chance of abuse as unregistered users and 'Trolls' may get their hands on it.
  2. It limits the amount of users who can test this power as not everyone has subscription days, xats or powers. 
In the future the use of the app will be free - and you WILL NOT need the power to access it. We are only charging to limit the use of the app while in testing stages. We also advise not to buy the app via trades as this could be at a higher substantial cost than store cost.
  • Xat is planning to release the official finished one for FREE like any typical APP, but like mentioned above reduces risk of being abused and stops everyone trying to use it. Also be careful about those trying to rip you off on TRADE... (The power is now currently UNLIMITED in stores) Also this "power" will eventually be a Free feature so you are only sadly ripping yourself off...
The app is still in the Beta stages, meaning it is under development and there is no guarantees this will work on your device.

  • Obviously there's no 100% chance that this will work on all Mobile devises, especially as it's still in testing.
If you find a new bug you can report it here: http://community.xat.com - You will need a separate account to do this.
  • The Admins of xat have been very active on the official Forums for the last 2-3 days because of the new mobile feature, checking glitches and suggestions. (Please don't abuse this opportunity to speak [sub]directly to the Admins).

If you find a security issue please report it to a volunteer via ticket if you are a paid user. If you are not a paid user then please fill out http://xat.la/newticket

  • The usual locked out, etc.
To install the app download from the xat web site here: http://util.xat.com/xat.apk?1.28-xTgW
(DO NOT INSTALL THE APP FROM ANY OTHER SOURCE)
 
The price on TRADE is currently going for around 200 - 230 xats , but there are a few trying to be very greedy.
UPDATE: At around **8.30pm BST** (Saturday) , the MOBILEBETA power has been made UNLIMITED and making it temporarily available for the whole paid user community! The price remains at 200 xats.

The price is now 170 - 190 xats on Trade.

 


Like mentioned above, the Admins have been very active on the Forums lately. Here are some of the few things they have posted:


Therefore, if you have any suggestions, questions or complains it is most appropriate to either ask a Volunteer or to go on the FORUMS.


Also, whether or not they are there temporarily, this 'Power' also comes with a few Bonus smileys! Here they are:


IMPORTANT - Although an Upcoming feature, unfortunately MOBILEBETA is required for EVERYPOWER.

NOTE: Screenshots of the MOBILE itself and a seperate post with a Review, etc... will be posted in 3-5 days. 

Due to the earlier-than-expected release of the MOBILEBETA Power, a NEW POLL has been added to the Blog! Enjoy!

So, there you go! The MOBILE feature has finally been released! Obviously, as it is in testing stages, there will be many bugs and glitches, but please do bear with and appreciate this.

In conclusion, what do you think of the new Xat Mobile? Stick around with us in the next few days for a seperate 'Review' post... no more information. :')
- Aisha
   


Xat Power 333... 'MOBILEBETA'


UPDATE: We have now added a new poll about the New (MOBILE) feature! Please feel free to vote! The poll ends at the end of May (48 days), due to the unknown release of the Feature.

Hello.

The image above is a Samsung Galaxy Edge S6 ... but it is actually what the NEW power looks like... (based on) we introduce, the MOBILE Power!

Already a few users on xat5 were seen with the new power / feature:

 

UPDATE: The new power is now called MOBILEBETA. It will currently be released on the Android only , where only specific users will be able to receive these powers. Please scroll down to find out more and the regulations.


 
After having a few years of m.xat.com , and a year of it not working due to glitches, etc, xat is finally working on bringing a new Mobile version of xat onto the APP Store . This Blog will explain all the details, and my personal opinion:

First off, let's talk about the old Mobile version. 

CREDITS: Image taken from blog.xatworld.com , this image has been used to demonstrate the difference between the possible old and new Mobile version of xat.


As you may remember, the old Mobile version had the list of users online, who clicked you, and the messages the users had sent. You were also still able to private chat the users. It was simple and mobile-friendly. However, you were unable to Trade / Transfer and it was not Flash supported. The login system seemed a bit vulnerable, and it was sometimes hard to spot a specific user.


Unfortunately, there were many glitches with the mobile App, and recently it had stopped working completely. It was only confirmed last week that 42 was going to introduce the highly anticipated new Mobile App!

MOBILE is officially a Power , (ID 333) and has been given to certain users and is being used on certain official xat chats. Users are currently and not likely going to sell the power. Although it is a power, it will be released as a xat feature for FREE

I have done some rough sketches / edits for when the Mobile version finally releases and  this is what it could look like:


I did a (bad) sketch of the xat logo and what the description would be. It has been confirmed that the APP. will be free for everyone, and available for Iphone, Ipod 5th Gen and Ipad. It will most likely use the latest IOS, depending on how much Flash (.swf files) will be included.

 
 
As for when you actually sign in, I am not sure on the layout. Will they show the .swf Banners advertising xat like on the main site? Will it be a simple messenger like below, just showing a list of users and the features?
 

Here are the questions that many users would like to possibly know...

  • Will the APP. be mobile-friendly like the previous one, but more advanced and appealing in appearance?
  • Will we be able to Trade / Transfer to other users?
  • Will we be able to play Gamebans and Games? Will we be able to play Connect 4 , etc.
  • Can we use powers and will they look the same or similar graphics to the main one?
  •  Will it be a success?

My PERSONAL Opinion:

- If xat make a commitment to this, checking all the exploits, glitches, regular updates,then this will be a huge success when compared to the previous one.

- Will it be better if it is Flash supported? One does not know. Fact is, many users may need the latest IOS 8.0 in order to support the APP.

- This could boost new users as Mobile Social Networking is already taking a huge impact; e.g. Whatsapp, Kik, Snapchat...

- Maybe xat will add new features, such as those similar to Skype and Facebook.


IMPORTANT:
For the last couple of days as there has been many users assuming this will be a power and wanting to also buy one for testing, this section will explain to you what you must know and be aware of...
1.0 - Mobilepower itself.
The Mobilebeta, (originally Mobile) power has been released as a Test power, given for testing purposes only. Although a Function, it is not an official power like the previous powers, it will be a free feature available to the public. This topic also will include the following important information:

1.1 - Buying / Selling the new power.
Users who receive this power have been strictly told not to sell the Mobilebeta power. This means that unlike normal test powers, users are not allowed to make direct profit from this. Users have been seen at times trying to buy this power for 5,000 - 6,000 xats. If a user does sell the power, then the credits received from it will be automatically removed.

1.2. - Revealing details.
Those who have the power are allowed to answer questions, but are not allowed to give specific details about the feature. This includes but may not be limited to; screenshots, full details, etc. 

1.4. - Receiving the power.
According to official xat blogs , (E.G. xatalert, help, xat5) only specific users will be able to test the feature. You must be a staff member on one of few limited chats (check the Blogs for further details), ... 

1.3. - Prior to release.
We are not sure on when the feature will be released to the Public. The last time there was so much advanced testing was the BOT power in 2012, and the Gameban powers in 2011. More information will be disclosed when necessary.
   


Well, there we go! It looks like Xat is finally planning to release a Mobile version to the App Store! Obviously, these are just rumours / my opinions. It is most likely it will take a couple of weeks until any significant updates, but we can only wait and see ...

So, what do you think? Excited? What do you think it will look like? Post your suggestions and comments below!
- Aisha
 

Xat ID 335: 'FLORAL' Power Release!


Hello.

Last night, xat released ID 335, which was this weekends power known as FLORAL.

 
FLORAL costs 200 xats in the stores. 1 per person , LIMITED!

Just like last weeks ECO power, this power also consists of 'Spring themed smileys', however most of these smilies consist of flowers .

Below is the list of smilies and their codes in order from left to right:

(floral) (daffodil) (daisy) (gladiolus) (hydrangea) (lily) (lilyvalley) (orchid) (poppy) (snowdrop) (tulip) (viola)



So, how is this power doing on TRADE...? Well, it does not have as much demand, with the price being around 210 - 240 xats (Saturday), with the price being 250 - 300 xats earlier.


There you go! What do you think of this new power? I think the smilies are beautiful and the perfect power to celebrate Spring this year!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or find me on xat. ;3
- Aisha 
 

ECO Power... ID 334! (RELEASED!)

Hello.

On Friday evening 42 released another new test power. However, unlike Mobilebeta, this power is available to purchase. The ID for this upcoming power is 334.

 
There has literally been no information released by any source, which means this weekend could be a total mystery regarding the new power. However like always we'll be sure to post you full details on any upcoming information!

Update: NEW POWER CONFIRMED!
The new power has been confirmed as ECO. There is still no smiley for this new power, and we are unsure whether it will be LIMITED or UNLIMITED or the price. 

Update 2 - NEW POWER RELEASED!
At around **7.20pm BST** ECO was released in the stores. We are currently not sure on how many were released, 100 released costing 223 xats in the stores. It is currently LIMITED!

   
The price on TRADE is currently 400 - 500 xats but don't worry, the power will eventually become UNLIMITED. 

- Because there was a very small quantity released, the power was in huge demand and had reached 700 - 1,000 xats. However, at around 11.00pm BST the power was re-released and the price immediately dropped down to 250 - 300 xats.

Update 3 - (SUNDAY)
The power has been released 2 times today, around 250 - 300 per release (500-600 total). The demand has dropped hugely, with the price on TRADE being 200 - 220 xats. The power has been in stores for a couple of hours for each release.

    


So, what do you think of this new power? Some users believe this power was made to celebrate this year's EARTH DAY!

- Aisha
P.S. Remember to vote in the new Poll, which lasts a couple of weeks so don't miss out!

Xat OFFSET Power now Unlimited!

Hello.

After releasing, the OFFSET power had been limited for a couple of months, causing a few users to invest in the power. The price had reached 600 - 700 xats.


However, yesterday Morning xat had decided to make this new power UNLIMITED with no warning:


After a few weeks, the Power Wiki assumed it as LIMITED, editing it. However, it was never officially confirmed by the Admins, hence always giving them the opportunity to re-release it available to the public.

Despite this, YELLOWCARD is still LIMITED, despite it supposed to be Unlimited. The price of this power on TRADE is currently 200 - 350 xats.

Remember to keep checking our Blog for further updates on the new MOBILE power!
- Aisha
 
  

Happy EASTER 2015 - KMOUSE and FUZZY Powers in Auction!

Hello... and HAPPY EASTER!

Xat has always celebrated Easter in some form of way, and this year is no different... there were re-releases of LIMITED powers!




At **9.00pm BST** the first power to be released in the pauction (Power Auction) was the expensive KMOUSE.


200 released starting at the cost of 1,000 xats. The price finished at 3,000 xats.

The price before the release was 4,000 - 4,500 xats . The Auction was 3 hours long and had ended at around **0.45am BST**. The price currently is 2900 - 3200 xats.

NOTE: ABEA had over 1,200 KMOUSE powers before the release, and she started selling as soon as the Auction had started. Due to there being not much demand for this power, there is a chance that if she re-invests the price could raise again.
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Straight after the KMOUSE Auction, FUZZY was the next and final power to be released into the Power Auction.

200 released starting at the cost of 1,000 xats. The price finished at 1,680 xats.


The price before the release was 2,000 - 2,500 xats . Once again, the Auction was around 3 hours long and had ended at around **4.00am BST**. The price is currently 1650 - 1800 xats.

SCREENSHOTS:

 

NOTE: Just like KMOUSE, Heyyou had invested in this power. He has over 980 FUZZY powers, meaning he will be disappointed at the re-release. Also like Kmouse, this power doesn't have much demand, but seems to be dropping more rapidly than Kmouse has been. 

  


Key Auction points -
  • There were a total of 200 KMOUSE and 200 FUZZY powers which were released in Auction. This means a grand total of 6200 FUZZY and 5200 KMOUSE powers.
  • The max amount you were able to bid for is 10.
  • Neither of these powers had much demand, and because their investors had over 1000, the powers grew expensive. However, these powers are able to change rapidly... be careful! (just like Gkaliens)
  • The final prices for KMOUSE and FUZZY were 3,000 xats and 1,680 xats respectively.

  
So, there you go! Were you able to buy one of these powers on Auction? It was quite late for those in the UK, but oh well!

Note - EASTER and GOLD powers did NOT release this year.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave a comment below!
- Aisha
 


Be careful... 'SPACEWAR!'

Hello.

This week a user has attempted to raise one of the old LIMITED powers known as SPACEWAR.

For some reason, this power never had any demand, despite only 2000 releasing. The price has gone up and down, but had stayed at 1,600 - 1,800 xats for quite a while.

However, only 2 weeks ago a user named lucky was buying many of this power, and because of not much demand, managed to raise the price significantly (1000+ xats each day).

At the moment, the price is currently 6000 - 7000 xats, with lucky buying the power for 6,800 xats, as seen in the Screenshot below: 

So, why am I doing a seperate post on this? Because every day the price seems to change by around 1,000 - 2,000 xats. As this happens, many users have a risk of either 'ripping another user off', or being 'ripped off' themselves. I would like to try and reduce the chance of being ripped off / scammed.

Another alternative is by checking xat.com/search; but because there is not much demand, it is hard to tell the actual price. We will try and inform you on that.

In conclusion, if you ever would like to try and buy SPACEWAR, be careful... there is only around 50 or less SPACEWARS hanging around Trade... with a user having over 70 of these powers!
- Aisha 

'EASTERLOVE' Power Release!

Hello.

Due to the Easter Weekend, xat has decided to release the new power much earlier than usual. The power is called EASTERLOVE, and it will be UNLIMITED.

The power releases every 3 hours costing 222 xats in the stores.

As there is currently a very small amount on xat, the price is quite expensive costing around 350 - 450 xats on TRADE. However after the second release it is most likely that the power will drop significantly in price.


This will be a smiley power. The list of smileys are shown below: CODES COMING SOON!

 
We are currently not sure on what xat's plans are for the Easter Weekend, if there's a special event we'll do our best to keep you informed!
- Aisha  

Xat NEW Power: 'EASTERLOVE'. (Unlimited)

Hello.

Today, earlier than usual, 42 was online and at around **6.00pm BST** the new power was confirmed to be 'EASTERLOVE'. This power obviously will be Easter themed, as well as being UNLIMITED.

Here is the current main smiley for this power:




The Bot on xat5 confirmed this on the main chat, although no user currently has the power. There will most likely be Banners advertising this new power soon.


Keep checking our Blog for more info!
- Aisha

Xat: ANGEL and GOLD Powers in STORES!

Hello!

Today I was logging on casually in xat, when many users were pointing out that ANGEL and GOLD powers were in the stores. Shocked, I decided to check it out:




I am not sure how many were released, but when I checked there was luckily only 1 remaining. I rapidly typed out my password and clicked 'BUY POWERS' praying to God it would complete the purchase...



And...

 

APRIL FOOLS!

So, xat has decided to celebrate this year's April Fools. However, it was quite obvious as there was only '1' remaining, a bigger quantity would have fooled lots more people personally, along with a more expensive price.

So, did you fall for it? Just in case you were wondering the actual prices on TRADE are, Angel is 14,500 - 15,000 xats and Gold 55,000 - 55,000 xats.

Enjoy pranking! ;-)
- Aisha    

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