IP.Chat - Get to IRC featureset
Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:06 AM
Most people are using IRC as a form of chat, and would appear to be the strongest IP.Chat competitor.
Some features that are very important:
1.) A cross platform, browser-independent client. Need not be overly complex, but must able to run in the background. (read: iPhone/Windows are NOT the only platforms)
2.) Multi-room creation, especially important for staff or usergroup discussions.
3.) Room titles and welcome messages. These are very important to new users, especially.
Also, if you can expose IP.Chat via an IRC protocol, it will solve problem #1 and also open up IP.Chat for mobile devices, as there's a client for IRC on most devices.
No offense to IP developers, but the feature-set must at least compare with free technologies before you start charging for it.
Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:45 AM
I think combining the intuitive knowledge that InvisionPower has with the technical possibilities of an open-source software, you could create something a lot more powerful than what IP.Chat currently offers.
Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:53 AM
It's web based for a reason, it's goal is to be integrated feature set with IP.Board.. If it's got its own client than it is no longer this so. IRC allows file sharing via DCT which a lot of board Admins probably don't want to do..
Also ip.chatworks on *nix, OS X, Windows so itís not "platform" dependent, aslong as you have a browser you can use it.
IP. Chat is also a First generation platform as an added feature set.. They provide you with 5 free licenses and the API for free, the only thing your charged for is seats..
IRC may have been great in its hayday, but its out dated.. And opens IPS open to much liability and some data centers refuse to even allow those platforms into their colo's for a good reason.
Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:37 AM
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:46 PM
Could I get a link to this module? I'm taking a look into this as an alternative.
We've said it before - if you want to use something like IRC that's fine. If I'm not mistaken, there's even an IRC chat integration module in our resources area. However, we will not be porting IP.Chat to an IRC backend in the foreseeable future.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:41 PM
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