IRC

  • Chapp Is A Real-Time Chat Platform For On-Topic Chatting In The Browser

    Chapp Is A Real-Time Chat Platform For On-Topic Chatting In The Browser

    Canadian digital design agency smashLAB is having a go at building a new topic-based chat platform which emulates some of the functionality of IRC but makes it more accessible to mainstream users, with a simple, minimalist browser-based interface. It’s calling this effort Chapp, a portmanteau of chat and app. Read More

  • IRC Has Lost 60% Of Its Users Since 2003, But Life As A Robot Is Just Beginning

    IRC Has Lost 60% Of Its Users Since 2003, But Life As A Robot Is Just Beginning

    Internet Relay Chat (IRC) has lost 60 percent of its users, going from 1 million in 2003 to about 400,000 today. And IRC channels? In 2003 there were 500,000; now there is half that number. This is due in large part to the advent of the Web, social media, and tools that can do a lot more than plain text can do. Read More

  • Random software recommendation: Linkinus, the IRC app for Mac OS X

    Here’s a random software recommendation for Mac OS X users. A ProTip, if you will. If you’re into IRC at all, you should check out Linkinus, which is developed by Conceited Software. I bought it last spring and have been using it ever since. Yes, I understand the concept of buying an IRC application borders on the insane, what with X-Chat being free and all, but the shareware period… Read More

  • Native AIM and IRC Apps Available for iPhone

    No more futzing with Safari IM solutions, kids. The iPhone has it’s own native messaging apps. First, there’s Apolloim, a super beta AIM client for the iPhone. It seems to work, but it’s completely untested. Next, you have ircm, an IRC client so you can tell n00bs to GTFO. Both have full source code available and it will be interesting to see how long before they escape… Read More