With a little cut-and-paste code, firefly makes it easy to chat with visitors to your site or blog.
“Firefly has a very innovative design, however we did not find the interface all that intuitive for site visitors who had never used or heard of firefly before. In setting firefly up on a personal Web site, the first two users we invited to try the chat didn’t quite understand how to get started. Some site administrators and bloggers may want to add a text description about firefly on their page to help users better understand what the live chat service does and how to use it; that is until firefly becomes more commonly used online and people are familiar with how it works.”
Add Live Chat To Your Blog or Web Page With Firefly
By Vangie Beal, October 21, 2008
CallWave rolls technology picked up in its acquisition of WebMessenger into FUZE, a hosted cross-platform collaboration product with video and image sharing.
In a nutshell, the FUZE service is designed to provide synchronized high-definition video collaboration with high quality audio conferencing along with secure instant messaging and managed presence in an easy-to-use service.
To do this, FUZE expands on WebMessenger technology to provide an enterprise-class collaboration and conferencing solution for mobile workforces. FUZE, through its browser-based service provides the means to conduct mobile meetings by initiating calls, delivering presentations and instant messaging with meeting attendees, regardless if they are in the office in front of their computer or out in the field with an iPhone or Windows Mobile device.
CallWave Rolls Out Cross-Platform Collaboration With FUZE
By Vangie Beal, September 23, 2008
When AOL launched its Open AIM program to the developer community over two years ago, it offered open access the AIM code base as well as access to the 27 million plus monthly users of AOL’s instant messaging network.
“In a nutshell, Open AIM provides developers with access to AIM presence functionality, the AIM Software Developer Kit (SDK ) for building plug-ins and custom clients, and also Web-based API s for incorporating IM functionality into web pages.
Most users of the AOL instant messaging network really don’t put much stock in phrases like “unfettered access,” APIs, SDKs, or other developer jargon, but what they do get out of the Open AIM developer community is new ways in which they can use the AIM service itself. Open AIM 2.0 directly serves the developer community, but it’s the developers themselves who help add novelty to the network.”
Open AIM: What’s In It for End Users?
August 12, 2008, By Vangie Beal
Posted in Blog, Computers, Freelance Writer, IM, Instant Messaging, Internet, My Writing, Technology, widget
Tagged AIM, AOL, Open AIM
SHAPE Services, known for its IM+ brand of mobile clients, bridges the gap between IM networks with an easy-to- use, cross-network conferencing platform.
Users can create a user account on the Persistent.im site that lets them establish live (or persistent) IM conferences that shows up as a buddy or friend on the invited participants IM contact list. As the conference progresses, for example, when a participant writes a message, Persistent.im will deliver the message to all online participants and any offline participants will receive the message when they log into their IM service.
Khais said that Persistent.im is ideal for those who need to collaborate, but are geographically separated. “When you are in a conference, not all participants need to be online for activity, so if you have conference participants in radically different time zones, they will still receive all the sent messages and status information for the conference.”
Cross-Network IM Conferencing with Persistent.IM
July 29, 2008, By Vangie Beal