Huge uproar has been flooding TMO as N9 owners have been waiting for the release of the community port of WhatsApp, Wazapp, said to be released May 1. There was speculation it was all done just to get donations and scam people.
The developer has recently posted this on the thread at TMO
Hi, I just want to clarify something. Basically the only reason I set May 1 as a release date, wasn’t because the app was ready to be released, actually I had tons of bugs and work to do to make it actually usable by public without sucking. The only reason I set that date as a target was to force myself to fix all those issues before May 1, because otherwise it would have taken me like another month to do so. And I did fix all the issues I intended to fix on time, and was fully aiming to release a beta at that date. However when it came to testing a real scenario that included registration (which I rarely test) more things came up causing the delay. One of the things for example is that whatsapp registration code via SMS for some reason takes A LOT of time to arrive (I requested one yesterday which hasn’t arrived yet), which makes me think of adding voice request as a fallback registration method.
So yes maybe I shouldn’t have announced May 1 as a release date unless I was sure about it, but if I haven’t done so, it most probably would have been next month or something, while right now it should take only some hours of work to get it ready. But anyway I owe you an apology for not releasing it at that date and I hope no one is still mad at me
I certainly don’t mine waiting longer, if it means the app is less buggy/more feature packed. Some people were forgetting that this dev has done all the work himself and without him, there wouldn’t be WhatsApp on Harmattan. More people need to grateful.
Just thought I’d give you guys a heads up. Will post as soon as it is released.