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