Quick update with where we’re at

Hey all-

Wanted to let you know this isnt a dead project.
We are very hard at work on the next version of tinychat and didn’t want to post anything until it was done, but we are close enough to done at this point that I can spill the beans a little bit 🙂

Within the next few days we will be rolling out “v2” of tinychat. There are many important changes and upgrades in this version and I will go over some of the cooler things below:

  1. Complete backend change from using AJAX / MySQL to using XMPP ( Jabber ) / Comet
  2. New design for main page / Chat pages
  3. “On Focus” Support will alert you of new messages via flashing title and a sound (optional) if the tab or window doesnt have focus.
  4. More intuitive private messaging system
  5. Ability to join a chat with pidgin / Trillian / Any Jabber client – We also have a IRC -> Jabber Proxy in place
  6. Tons of bug fixes, Scalability tweaks and other stuff you wont notice.
  7. Proper Embed system allowing you to make a room to host on your site
  8. Moderation system, so you can kick and ban bad users
  9. Ability to ignore a user

Please note that the last screenshot is not final, and we are heavily changing the chat interface, so don’t get to accustomed to it.

We expect to launch tinychat v2 within the next few days, so stay tuned.



  1. Posted March 30, 2009 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Looking great so far 🙂 Can’t wait to try it out.

  2. Josh~
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Any news about reviewable chat logs?

  3. Woody
    Posted March 31, 2009 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Hooray! Can’t wait!

  4. Łukasz
    Posted March 31, 2009 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait 🙂
    I’m using it on a daily basis with my crew members (you know – we all use different IM protocols etc) and tinychat never failed us (on a big scale ;))

  5. Posted March 31, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Great news. This is going to be killer.

  6. Grace
    Posted April 3, 2009 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Where is the nickname change option, did that disappear or are there more changes coming? Ignore user would be great!

  7. Grace
    Posted April 3, 2009 at 3:32 am | Permalink

    Also I can’t wait for the moderation system, so will there be permanent reg of rooms? I can be “owner” for my room/blog?

  8. tinychat
    Posted April 3, 2009 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    Yes, moderation and room registration is coming.

  9. Grace
    Posted April 3, 2009 at 4:04 am | Permalink

    Thank you! I can’t wait…

    Is the pm bug also fixed?

  10. Posted April 3, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Realy great Idea… I love Jabber!!!

  11. Grace
    Posted April 6, 2009 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    Where did the badge for web page go and the change nick? Is this a final drop or just a few changes with more to come?

  12. theAbsolute
    Posted April 6, 2009 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    think everything died, or they’re still in the process of getting things running. When I create a room, I’m not getting assigned a Guest name anymore, and can’t type out anything.

  13. Guest
    Posted April 6, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    file this under “stupid questions” what do the colors on the nicks mean?

  14. Guest
    Posted April 7, 2009 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Half of my people can’t get into the chat rooms, they’re seeing blue but nothing else, the other half can get in without a problem. Worldwide not just localized to one city.

    Help! This is a big problem.

  15. Guest
    Posted April 7, 2009 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the fix, now I need my icon back! The code isn’t there and the old icon I have won’t show a room count –

    The screen shots show for Blogger, is that coming or dead and gone?

  16. Woody
    Posted April 7, 2009 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Where did the screen shots go? When is the next few days? Sorry, but I’m anxious!

  17. Guest
    Posted April 9, 2009 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    pm’s aren’t working properly, some of us see the message, some of us just see a yellow bar, no text and no nickname.


  18. Guest
    Posted April 17, 2009 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Anyone checking in here? I still have problems with the pms, I still don’t have the ability to change nick, nor do I have the icon with the room count for my blog and the code to put the room on my blog is missing.

    Anyone? Tech support? The coffee guy? The janitor?

  19. Gila
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    What about the option to review and save the log? We really need it back……..

  20. Posted April 27, 2009 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    My question / suggestion: How do you auto login?

    Is there a URL parameter to avoid having to choose a nickname?
    E.g. something like:

  21. Chris
    Posted May 5, 2009 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    Sorry if I am being blind – how do I embed this in to my regular website?

  22. Posted May 5, 2009 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    sounds great – does that explain why I can’t seem to find an embed code for the current set up?

  23. Gila
    Posted May 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Please helppppppp,
    how we can save the discussion in the end???

  24. Guest
    Posted May 10, 2009 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    When are we getting the blogger embed and the icon with the amount of chat members back?

    WHEN is anyone going to respond to these questions?

  25. Posted May 15, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Hello, I really appreciate how easy and accessible tinychat is. I’m just curious (since you’ve been quiet for so long) are you still planning on releasing version 2? From what you said about it it sounds like it will be GREAT!

    Please come back to this.


  26. Posted May 19, 2009 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    why isn’t the “blogger” part available?
    it was shown in the first page?
    i love the flag part the most.
    please help, thanks!

  27. b
    Posted May 19, 2009 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    Please release this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Posted May 28, 2009 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    “new messages via flashing title and a sound (optional) if the tab or window doesnt have focus.”

    I hate this type of functionality. One reason This why I’m no longer a paying Paltalk customer. If I have something minimized it is for a reason & I don’t need alerted. Especially when a product has sound.

  29. Tom
    Posted June 2, 2009 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    To embed in our own Social Network, we need to auto set and keep fixed the nickname… some thing like

    flashvars: ‘nickname=JanDoodle’

    Could we?

    Oh, and where is the FAQ on your site?

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