Posts Tagged ‘chat’

Group Messaging with GroupMe for Android and iPhone

March 13th, 2011

Instead of messaging one person at a time…how about sending that message to multiple contacts at once. GroupMe makes this possible.

Currently the darling startup at SXSW, GroupMe promises to be the new social app for the iOS and Android platform and is currently available in the Android Market.

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Group Messaging

Start groups with the people already in your contacts.
Send and receive messages using your data plan, or use SMS if you have a poor connection.
Share photos with your groups inline.
Location

Add your location to any message you send.
See all group members on a map.
Conference Calling

Every group gets a unique phone number.
Any group member can call the number to start an group conference call.

Give GroupMe a go today!

iOS http://groupme.com/iphone/download

Android https://market.android.com/details?id=com.groupme.android

Envolve taps realtime website conversation

July 14th, 2010

Envolve is socializing your visitors in a way that is currently being ignored by the big social names. Envolve provides an embeddable, small form factor, website toolbar that allows visitors on your site to chat with one another.

This is a great way to allow visitors to engage one another about the content on your site. With the impressive list of options Envolve has… auto translate to 50 languages, direct links to Google maps to see where other participants are from and much more, Envolve will be hard to beat!

Envolve goes far beyond the standard website chat widgets available elsewhere.

Envolve makes the web truly social by providing Facebook-style chat for any website.

Websites are lonely places.

Envolve, a bootstrapped startup in Silicon Valley, is aiming to fix this by providing a rich JavaScript chat widget that looks similar to Facebook chat. Envolve’s vision is to turn every web page into a thriving convention hall where you can chat with other visitors about the site’s content.

Envolve believes there is still a vast amount of untapped social potential on the web. They aim to access that potential by facilitating meaningful conversations between people who, being on the same domain, almost certainly share a common interest. Over 1,000 sites already use Envolve — from niche bloggers to hobby fan sites to well known tech brands like StartupWeekend.org.

Envolve provides a rich set of functionality that allows visitors to:

· Start topical chats. Envolve lets you start or join a specific chat topic, this improves the signal-to-noise ratio.

· Have private chats. If you don’t want the world to see or join, you can keep chats private.

· Take chats anywhere. Browse from page-to-page and chats come with you, just like Facebook.

· Talk to anyone in the world. Through the innovative use of a translation API, Envolve does on-the-fly chat translation into over 50 languages.

· Share with friends. Each chat has its own short URL. You can share chats via Facebook, Twitter, and Email with these links.

Installing the Envolve widget requires pasting two lines of code into your site; Envolve also offers a WordPress plugin. (available here)

Envolve plays in a similar space as other chat toolbars such as the Meebo Bar. However, whereas the Meebo Bar offers one-on-one chats with people in your social graph, Envolve offers group chats with people viewing the same website.

Envolve is founded by James Tamplin and Andrew Lee. Tamplin and Lee have been working together for over two years and previously created SendMeHome.com, a lost-and-found service, which sold to Canadian competitor TrackItBack in February this year.

http://www.envolve.com/

plugchat.in add a toolbar to create a chatroom on site

June 22nd, 2010

PlugChat.in allows you to copy 3 lines of code and add them to your sites HTML to create a web toolbar that will let your visitors have access to a site specific chatroom.

The toolbar sits at the bottom of your website and looks similar to this. (25 themes available)

When you click on the ‘Join Chat’ button, this small chat room pops up and you start chatting with other people on the site. Pretty simple and straight forward.

There is a FREE account as well as Premium accounts for larger traffic sites with more custom options available.

Check it out. PlugChat.in

Use Meebo iPhone widget to connect with your website visitors in real time.

February 18th, 2010

Meebo, the sweet multi-network chat app/widget/desktop platform has just released a cool iPhone app that will allow you to chat across multiple IM networks.

Just to name a few networks: AIM, Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber ( I see Facebook too!)

But thats just the beginning…

You can use Meebo to connect instantly with your website visitors in real time via the new Meebo iPhone app. (it’s FREE!)

If you haven’t allready…sign up for a Meebo account!
Then…simply add the the Meebome widget to your site…install the Meebo iPhone app (and sign in with your Meebo account) and you are golden!

Start interacting with your site visitors instantly, via your iPhone and create your very own social network in real time.

But I don’t have an iPhone…

Thats OK!

Meebo saw the exploding popularity of Android Mobile OS and has already released an app for that! http://www.meebo.com/meebomobile/

…for all other web enabled phones

If you are on any other mobile OS with web access, you can simply point your browser to www.meebo.com and sign in to access the full featured Meebo mobile. (…and you will be able to chat with your website visitors…in real time!)

I have to give thanks to LifeHacker for the scoop!

http://www.meebo.com/iphone/
http://www.meebo.com/meebomobile/
http://www.meebo.com/meebome/
http://www.meebo.com/

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