Internet chat today most commonly uses either IRC clients, or Java or Flash plugins. Of these options, all are either outdated, low-performance, unnecessarily complicated, insecure, not compatible with mobile devices, or sometimes even all of the above at the same time.
There are many problems with established chats on the web today:
- Java and Flash are full of widely-known exploits.
- Java and Flash will not run on most mobile devices.
- Mobile support for many chats requires a separate app, which may cost money
- Many mobile chat apps may perform poorly (not real-time)
- Many mobile chat apps do not offer all features that the desktop chat client offers.
The Internet has gone through some big changes in recent years, with most people owning Internet-capable mobile devices, and that becoming many peoples' primary means of accessing web content. We realized that this meant, in the chat rooms game, many users were being excluded if they couldn't be at their home desktop computers, or didn't own one in the first place!
But our new chat is different!
- No Java, no Flash, no third-party plugins whatsoever.
- Based on standardized web technologies, so exploits are infintesimally rare and quickly resolved.
- Compatible with any device capable of running a modern web browser.
- Full feature set found on desktop is available on mobile devices as well.
Not only did we focus on bringing mobile users into the fold, with the full feature-set that desktop users get, but we added features for everyone: Notifications on desktops and smartphones keep you apprised of events concerning you, in-chat image uploading lets you share memes and selfies either privately or in public, highlights so you know at a glance or audibly when you are being addressed, and webcam and microphone support for a more immersive experience. Compatible devices even support vibration when a highlight event is triggered.
New features for all:
- Image uploads
- Highlights (with vibration where supported)
- Webcam and microphone
We've laid the foundations for a great online chat community here. Join us, meet people, make new friends, make connections in your local area!