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View Poll Results: What chat application do you find best? Please explain why.
123flashchat 38 30.40%
addonchat 34 27.20%
avchat 9 7.20%
flashcoms 8 6.40%
flasherize 2 1.60%
gagalive 1 0.80%
gchats 7 5.60%
phpopenchat 4 3.20%
prochatrooms 5 4.00%
v3chat 17 13.60%
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Old 25 Nov 2011, 09:12
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An update to this thread: Adobe has announced it will stop development of Flash, because windows 8 and Apple will not support Flash anymore. Adobe is going to focus on HTML5.

This means that all Flash based chat software will become useless in the coming years.
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Old 14 Feb 2012, 03:43
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
An update to this thread: Adobe has announced it will stop development of Flash, because windows 8 and Apple will not support Flash anymore. Adobe is going to focus on HTML5.

This means that all Flash based chat software will become useless in the coming years.
An update from 123 Flash Chat team: the HTML5 chat client development is well underway,
and we’re gearing up for a very exciting launch within the first quarter of 2012.
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Old 14 Feb 2012, 14:30
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Thats very exiting news. 123 Flash Chat will get a modern revamp!
I hope that you will be using XMPP.
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Old 22 Oct 2012, 21:28
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Its interesting to see that cometchat now uses XMPP and has a desktop client. It also offers APE integration which allows you to run your own network.

It seems much improved.
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Old 23 Oct 2012, 01:10
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Its interesting to see that cometchat now uses XMPP and has a desktop client. It also offers APE integration which allows you to run your own network.

It seems much improved.
Please keep us advised. only, keep in mind a lot of us have no idea what an 'XMPP' is, or why we might want it. Ditto 'APE'. We're at the low end with a shared server and am currently using VSA Chatbox.
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Old 23 Oct 2012, 01:52
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Yeah, you are right. I will explain why this is a big thing.

XMPP is a chat network protocol, also called Jabber.
Google Talk, Facebook talk and a bunch of other IM networks are XMPP.

A chat solution that connects to XMPP is basically your own IM network.
XMPP will allow your members to connect to your chat network through:
- IM messengers
- desktop client
- browser plugins

Effectively this means that you can keep contact with your members even when they are not on your site. And then all it takes is a notification or a chat from another member to pull them back onto your site.

Another interesting aspect of XMPP is that its performance is good. Its not without reason that facebook, google and other giants use this.

And off course you can connect your chat to facebook chat, google chat, etc. Which may be of interest as well.

AJAX PUSH Engine or APE is an awesome engine to PUSH real time data to browsers or devices. Think about mobile PUSH notifications that everyone wants so desperately for their mobile apps. This engine allows Cometchat to connect to basically anything without inevitably crashing your website.
When I say basically anything I mean mobile phones, tablets, gaming consoles, browsers, desktops.
More information here: http://www.ape-project.org/ajax-push.html

For APE you need your own server or VPS. But its also possible to use a hosted chat solution. Almost every chat provider offers this.

--------------- Added 23 Oct 2012 at 11:36 ---------------

Regarding Pro Chat Rooms:
despite several requests for information about their product features, I received no answer from them in years. I had sent them specific questions which are important to vbulletin webmasters.

After trying again this week I received several rude responses, which in the end left me without any answers. I am not sure if this is consistent with their general support attitude, but if it is, then Pro Chat Rooms is to be avoided IMO.

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Old 11 Mar 2013, 12:52
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Does cometchat integrate with vBulletin by default? Is there a plugin?

Also can I integrate it with more than one open source community solution? Im going to use wordpress for the main blog.
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Old 12 Jan 2014, 03:42
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Regarding Pro Chat Rooms:
despite several requests for information about their product features, I received no answer from them in years. I had sent them specific questions which are important to vbulletin webmasters.

After trying again this week I received several rude responses, which in the end left me without any answers. I am not sure if this is consistent with their general support attitude, but if it is, then Pro Chat Rooms is to be avoided IMO.
That was posted in late October, 2012. Things haven't changed much. I currently have 5 or 6 support tickets outstanding, none of which have been answered...

I will say one thing about ProChatRooms though, the source code is very open, although the internal commenting of it is quite poor. There is NO written documentation about it -- the only support I've seen is that it is "user supported." And not much of that, either.
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Old 12 Jan 2014, 03:53
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None from above dbtech always
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Old 12 Jan 2014, 03:57
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Originally Posted by topcmm View Post
An update from 123 Flash Chat team: the HTML5 chat client development is well underway,
and we’re gearing up for a very exciting launch within the first quarter of 2012.
I'm a 123flashchat license holder and it's a 100% rip off. Fees on top of other fees. ridiculous.
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Old 12 Jan 2014, 04:35
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i'm using cometchat , and It's really good : http://www.cometchat.com/?r=7790
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Old 12 Jan 2014, 15:46
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I've started using AVChat which has audio and video chat as well as an HTML overlay for Apple and phone users. You will have to have some form of flash media server to run it, though. I use Red5.

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Old 17 Jan 2014, 06:23
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While I use a lot of DBTech products, I've always liked cybchat for its simplicity. I'm sure if my users start using it more often, I'll look into something fancier. But for now, I like being able to customize the templates quickly.
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Old 13 Oct 2018, 16:29
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FWIW, I'm still using ProChatRooms on my site. The company has gone away and there's still no support, but I have to say that I've not had a problem with it -- it just runs -- and we periodically have 12-15 people in it. While I didn't speak well of it 5 years ago, I can honestly say that it's been trouble-free for the past 5 years. The only maintenance I do with it is clear out the chat transaction log once a year, after which I refresh the MySQL databases on the site.

I originally purchased it because it had file/photo uploading and options to add video chat. I eventually added that and it worked very well. However, as the streaming server was hosted by ProChatRooms and the company has gone away, I've disabled the video setup -- someday I may examine it and try it again with some other streaming host. In a survey from our members, few of them ever tried the video chat, so not having it is no disadvantage.
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