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QIP
Developer(s)Russian Internet Solutions, LLC
Initial release1 November 2005 (2005-11-01)
Stable release
QIP 2012 — version 4.0 (build 9373) (5 March 2014; 10 years ago (2014-03-05))[1]
QIP 2010 — version 3.1 (build 6936) (9 December 2011; 12 years ago (2011-12-09));[2][3]
QIP Infium — version 3.0 (build 9045 nightly build 9) (28 June 2011; 12 years ago (2011-06-28));[4]
QIP 2005 (build 8097) (29 October 2010; 13 years ago (2010-10-29))[5]
Written inDelphi
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Available inQIP 2012 —
[English,
Russian,
German,
Slovak,
Czech,
Spanish,
French,
Portuguese (Brazilian),
Kazakh,
Ukrainian];[6]
QIP 2010 —
[English,
Russian,
German];[7]
QIP Infium —
[English,
Russian,
Czech,
Slovak];
QIP 2005 —
[English,
Russian]
TypeInstant messaging client
Licensefreeware
Websitewelcome.qip.ru/im (in Russian)

QIP (/ˈkwɪp/;[8] an acronym for Quiet Internet Pager) was a multiprotocol instant messaging client. It was a closed source freeware program originally developed by Ilgam Zyulkorneev.[9] In 2008 it was bought by RosBusinessConsulting media group and named most popular RBC service in 2009.[10]

Features

A Softpedia review of QIP 2006 mentioned its unique feature (at the time) of tabbed message windows—instead of a message window for each chat session, one window with several tabs is shown. Since this feature's introduction, ICQ Version 6.0 now includes this feature, as do the multi-service clients Pidgin, Miranda NG, and Trillian. Other features include integrated mail.ru e-mail client, and a wider range of emoticons. QIP presents no advertisements in the application windows; this is described as a security advantage.[11]

Versions

QIP 2005

QIP 2005 was an alternative instant messaging client based on the OSCAR protocol. It has full support of ICQ and experimental support of AIM.

QIP 2005 did not properly support Unicode which caused issues when sending and receiving non-ASCII messages unless both users use QIP.[12]

QIP Infium

QIP Infium was the second version of QIP. It features full Unicode support and is multi-protocol client, supporting the following protocols:

QIP 2010

New version of QIP named QIP 2010 contained all features of Infium and interface of QIP 2005.

QIP 2012

QIP Infium would attempt to reset Internet Explorer to use the search engine at the QIP homepage via OpenCandy. This feature could be disabled on the first attempt or by using the Add-on Manager under the Tools menu of Internet Explorer.

QIP PDA

QIP PDA was the mobile version of QIP made for Windows Mobile, Symbian OS S60, and Symbian OS UIQ 3.

Profile window of QIP PDA 3 beta running on Symbian OS S60 5th Edition

See also

References

  1. ^ See QIP 2012 (latest version/build) Installer [from official QIP website] (.Exe) properties, at "Details" tab
  2. ^ See QIP 2010 (latest version/build) Archived 2016-04-04 at the Wayback Machine Installer from official QIP website - .Exe properties at "Details" tab
  3. ^ See QIP 2010 version 3.1 (build 6936) Installer from QIP Nightly Testers web server - .Exe properties at "Details" tab
  4. ^ See QIP Infium version 3.0 (build 9045 nightly build 9)Archived May 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Installer from QIP Nightly Testers web server - .Exe properties at "Details" tab
  5. ^ See QIP 2005 (build 8097)Archived May 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Installer from QIP Nightly Testers web server - .Exe properties at "Details" tab
  6. ^ QIP 2012 features // QIP.Ru Archived 2013-07-03 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
  7. ^ "QIP 2010 features // QIP.Ru". Archived from the original on 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2021-11-28.
  8. ^ "QIP pronunciation" (in Russian). Gramota.ru. 2009-11-03. Archived from the original on 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
  9. ^ "Ilham Zyulkorneev, QIP, developer" (in Russian). Yandex. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
  10. ^ "QIP named most popular RBC service" (in Russian). Lenta. 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
  11. ^ Ilascu, Ionut (February 28, 2007). "Lonely No More" review. SoftPedia.com.
  12. ^ Ticket #1645 (closed defect: fixed) ICQ Encoding Problems. Pidgin.im Bug Report. June 12, 2006.