Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Zoep - A Free Phone for Firefox

Zoep, an Internet Telephony service, have released Zoep Browser Phone for Firefox users. Zoep Phone is a Firefox addon that lets you make free calls to other Zoep users from your Firefox browser.

PC to PC calls are free and like other popular services there is a pre-pay PC to Phone option. Zoep can communicate with other open Jabber based services like Google Talk for Instant Messaging.

Zoep Firefox extension is currently for Windows only and requires Firefox version 1.5. Voice-mail, SMS and an inbound phone number to accept incoming calls from landlines or mobile phones are expected in future versios of Zoep.

Zoep Website
Install the extension
Source of this info

IBM Instant Messenger Linked With Google, Yahoo And AOL

Customers of Time Warner's AOL, Google's Gtalk and Yahoo's Yahoo Messenger will be able to communicate freely to users of IBM's instant messaging system.

The feature will be available free-of-charge in the Lotus Sametime v7.5, combining IBM's market to Yahoo's 60 mln users, and AOL's 43 mln users.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Community Chat - multi-room cross-platform web chat application

FlashComs, a developer of flash based communications, has released Community Chat, a multi-room cross-platform Web chat application. Community Chat can be installed to any Web server both under UNIX/windows platform and does not require any additional software. The Chat can be integrated with a Web site user's database to import user login and personal details into chat. Apart from advanced text formatting, the Chat includes other user options: sound settings include volume control, mute option, different sounds choices for incoming, outgoing, private, and system messages. In addition to default rooms created by administrator, users can create their own rooms and invite chat users to join them. Community Chat users can block all incoming messages from un-welcome chatters. A user can be added or removed from a personal black list at any time. Chat availability status can be changed by clicking on one of the status icons.

List of the features:

  • Advanced Text Formatting
  • Users Database Integraton
  • Chat Status Indicators
  • Moderator/Administrator Control
and more.

Information about this product is available here.