Friday, July 13, 2018

Tips & Tricks: How to build projects using Bopup IM Client SDK and Visual Studio C#

Bopup IM Client SDK is a COM library that can be used by C++, Visual Basic .NET and VBA (Microsoft Office) developers incliding programmers in C# language.


But last ones face with a strange exception by calling EnumXXX methods of IServerClientVB class of SDK. Those methods accepts Arrays as parameters (System.Array) that are marshalled to SAFEARRAY objects in the COM. Calling these methods fails with the exception

System.ArgumentException: The parameter is incorrect. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070057 (E_INVALIDARG)) 
System.StubHelpers.MngdSafeArrayMarshaler.ConvertSpaceToNative

The resolution is pretty simple and easy. It requires to enable the "Make assembly COM-visible" option in the project settings. Click Project menu and choose Properties... Then click "Assembly information..." button in Application section. The required checkbox is there. Click OK to confirm changes and then save project settings.

Download Bopup IM Client SDK — Build custom messenger app in C++, C# and Visual Basic .NET

Saturday, June 16, 2018

bopup.it domain is moved to it.bopup.com website

We experienced issues with our www.bopup.it website that contains information in Italian language that stopped work few months ago. The problem was in our registrar so we decide to move it to a subdomain at it.bopup.com Now the website is working so our customers from Italy may access it to read informaiton about Bopup IM software and download fully localized setup packages of the messenger apps in Italian language.

Visit it.bopup.com website in Italian language

Friday, June 15, 2018

Available pricing for rebranding feature

Pricing for IM client rebranding feature is now available and the service is offered for purchase. The rebranding function allows to remove Bopup brand from IM client applications and replace it within a custom brand name. This lets get the messengers branded to customer's company name, for example to name the software as Clinic Messenger or My Office Messenger.

Branding client messengers from the server console

Pricing for the Rebrand functionality is based on annual subscription and it depends on a number of connections supported by IM server license so it is an extra fee for $10 US per each messenger connection. For example, for 10 connections the rebrand function costs additional $100 per year (10 x $10), and for 25 messengers the subscription costs $250, and etc.

The Rebrand function is not mandatory and it is offered as extra service for additional cost. Customers even they did not purchase the Rebrand service are still able to use standard built-in functionality to place and display company logo in the messenger clients with a custom URL.

We also added pricing for the Rebrand service to our calculation form on the website at https://www.bopup.com/order/#calculator where the "Include Rebrand feature" checkbox is now available.

Know more about IM client branding function in Bopup Communication Server

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Our websites have been moved to HTTPS

HTTPS encryption protects the channel between your browser and the website you’re visiting, ensuring no one in the middle can tamper with the traffic or spy on what you’re doing. Without that encryption, someone with access to your router or ISP could intercept information sent to websites or inject malware into otherwise legitimate pages.


Starting from July 2018 the popular Chrome web browser will mark all HTTP sites as insecure that may cause "trust" issues for visitors even a website works correctly and does not violate user's privacy.

No any changes come to end-users. They all will be able to browse our websites and download links using previous names. Web browsers now automatically forward to HTTPS address.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Messenger for Android added Contact search function

New version 1.3.3 of Bopup Messenger for Android platform added Contact search function and options to sort users in Contact List.


The Contacts search field is shown above the contacts and typing first letters instantly displays users whose names start with typed symbols.

A similar functionality is available in the Organize Contact List dialog.


New version is also added option to sort shown contacts by their first, last or account names. Only online contacts can be also shown. New options are available in the Settings screen under Contacts section.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.3.3 — Secure mobile messenger for private business communications

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Bopup Messenger update. Version 7.0.2 is available

We discovered that starting from new version 7.0 of Bopup Messenger stopped a delivery of typing notification to a remote recipient when an outgoing message is typing in conversation dialog. It depended on a typing sound function that we removed in recent releases of the application, so we disabled that function too by a mistake.


We recommend to update the software to version 7.0.2 in order to avoid missing "User is typing..." event shown in the conversation dialog while IM exchange occurs.

Download Bopup Messenger version 7.0.2 — Private instant messenger that lets communicate accross LAN and Internet

Friday, May 4, 2018

IM server and messenger client updates

Here are small updates of Bopup Communication Server and Bopup Messenger software available. Both products added possibility to select text in Message History interface.



So it is possible now to select and copy text directly from Preview area under Archiving & Logging views and everywhere in the server console app.


We believe that new additions will be useful to our customers.

New versions also include with minor bugfixes that improve and make the software product much stable.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.2.6 and Bopup Messenger version 7.0.1 — IM suite for encrypted and self-hosted messaging for wide-range of companies

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A new era has come: Bopup Messenger version 7.0 is released

Long 15 years. During the last 15 years our instant messaging client called Bopup Messenger was offerred within it's initial interface designed and produced in 2003 year! The messenger icons, bitmaps and toolbars were not changed from the time when Windows XP had been released.

Of course many things have changed from the beginning on the XXI century, and the vision of GUI and application design too. And those things that worked in the past started to look odd and ugly today. So the changes in the messenger interface became a critical need. So meet all-new Bopup Messenger version 7.0


The new release of the messenger has flat windows and dialogs. We removed borders to make the interface more clear.


New toolbar images, new icons in Contact Lists and everywhere in the application. The new interface is performed in monochrome theme.

At the same time we tried to make new images similar to the previous interface so existing customers could continue using the software and the upgrade to the new software was not painful and difficult.


In addition the application removed many unnecessary functions that came from it's oldest versions, deleted some menu items to make the messenger much better, lighter and easier to use.

Bopup Messenger version 7.0 is fully compatible with previous versions of the communication server and IM clients so the version upgrade will not affect to instant communication and will not bring any issues to text messaging services.

Download Bopup Messenger version 7.0.0 — All-new and modern instant messaging client

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Minor update of Bopup IM Server

Bopup Communication Server version 5.2.5 is available for download. This minor update of the IM server includes new version of IM Client Configuration Tools and comes with little improvements in the server interface that uploads MSI packages for automated messengers update.


The new version of the configuration tools looks similar to interface of Bopup Messenger version 7.0.0 whish is preparing to be released soonly.



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Bopup Messenger for Android platform updated to version 1.3.0

We released new version 1.3.0 of our IM app for Android. It fixes memory leaks and application crash on receiving of a huge Contact List. Anyway this update is highly recommended to all users.


New version is already available on Google Play market https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blabs.bopup.messenger. It can be also downloded from our website at http://www.bopup.com/downloads/

Friday, April 13, 2018

Announce of Bopup Messenger version 7.0

We are too close to release a new major update of Bopup Messenger client. It's new version 7.0 will include a huge amount of improvements and updates. It comes with an all-new interface, new icons, images that looks amazing and modern.