Good news for5 beta testers! biteSMS – the popular Messages.app replacement – is now compatible with all betas of .
The news comes straight from the twitter account of biteSMS where the announcement was made in a tweet sent out a few hours ago.
According to the announcement, the version of biteSMS forreleased today is a “very early beta”, so there are expected to be loads of bugs. However, the developers state that it is “pretty stable”, so if you’ve been waiting for biteSMS to arrive over on iOS 5, you should definitely give it a try.
From biteSMS forums:
Due to the overwhelming number of emails from users wanting to be private beta testers, we have decided to release this iOS 5 compliant version via a public beta repos.
Saying that, it’s a pretty stable release and we hope you like the new look Quick Compose and Quick Reply plus the deep integration with theNotification Centre. Also iMessage works seamlessly inside biteSMS.
Only install if you are running iOS 5!
biteSMS’ early beta comes with a new look for Quick Compose and Quick Reply, as well as deep integration with the Notifications Center – one of he biggest new features of iOS 5 (which just happens to be taken straight out of Android). The devs also state that biteSMS also integrates with iMessages.
Known issues for the release are: some unspecified features aren’t working, app is a bitcrashy, it doesn’t supportand animations are slow. Users are suggested not to file bug reports. These issues will indeed be fixed when the stable version is released (ETA unannounced).
If you are interested, the iOS 5-compliant biteSMS can be downloaded and installed after adding the following repo to: http://test-cydia.bitesms.com/ from Manage > Sources > Edit > Add.
Users are asked to performed a tethered reboot after installing biteSMS.