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Topic # 7548 23-Apr-2006 12:12
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If you're a web-geek, check out Mobber and Gabbly. The former is more fully-featured IMO, but the latter provides RSS chat transcripts.

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Reply # 33696 23-Apr-2006 12:28
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They sound good, but at the moment we only have one person in the room.... yours truely.

One of the major problems for me with current solution is the lack of sound notification. I have it running in a 'locked' tab in Opera (so I can't close it by acident), but there is no way for me to know if anyone else is in there or is chatting. Contary to popular belief, I often am preocuipted with other things like work, assignments, games etc.- flicking back and forth is a bit of an annoyance.





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Reply # 33697 23-Apr-2006 12:34
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Yeah, tend to multi-task a lot as well, and without any kind of visual/audio cue, it's hard to follow a discussion thread.

Mobber has its own browser window, but Gabbly lives within the existing one. (Means you can do weirdo stuff like have a Gabbly chat inside a Mobber one...)

Dunno actually. Wonder why for instance MS hasn't thought making MSN Messenger, sorry Live BlahBlah, more like Mobber and Gabbly, or as a web-page embeddable?




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Reply # 33698 23-Apr-2006 12:38
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They did have a web based one for a while.... not sure what happened to it.




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Reply # 33720 23-Apr-2006 16:35
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Gabbly is too fragile - can't even launch their demo. Mobber doesn't look like a chat application.

I agree having a "notification" on userplane would be good. But in terms of features it is ahead of those other two.







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Reply # 33722 23-Apr-2006 16:41
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freitasm: Gabbly is too fragile - can't even launch their demo. Mobber doesn't look like a chat application.

I agree having a "notification" on userplane would be good. But in terms of features it is ahead of those other two.



Strange; both work fine here. I am using Firefox though. Userplane has that video thingy which is nice, and ads... expect Mobber will have ads too at some point. Mobber is a web-presence app (if that description makes sense) with a pretty decent built in chat tool. Think it's missing admin privs though...

Wonder if it'd be possible to write a Web 2.0 IRC client? :)




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