Posts Tagged ‘Chat’

Nimbuzz Launches Free iPhone iPod Touch VoIP and Chat App

November 26th, 2008 1 comment

Here’s an interesting press release, we haven’t tested so no comments or review yet.



Brings free IM buddy calling, landscape mode chat, and massive instant messaging and social network support to iPhone and iPod touch

26 November 08 – Rotterdam – Nimbuzz (, the most comprehensive mobile Instant Messaging, (geo) presence and VoIP provider launches into the Apple iPhone App Store. The free application lets users call, chat and message, for free, with their friends on virtually all major instant messaging communities and social networks, including Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Facebook, MySpace, AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, and more.

Specifically for the needs of iPhone users, this will be the first complete messaging product available with landscape mode chat, IM buddy calling (including Yahoo!), and regional social network support – and it is free.

Users turn the product on its side to use a wide keyboard for fast and easy typing. Furthermore, Nimbuzz is the first product to offer IM buddy calling over Wifi to Yahoo! Messenger as well as Google Talk, Skype, and Windows Live Messenger.

Nimbuzz supports chat for local social networks, such as StudiVZ, the biggest German speaking social network, Hyves for The Netherlands, and Gadu-Gadu in Poland.

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Yahoo! Live Channel Guide Google Gadget

April 27th, 2008 No comments

Yahoo! Live Channel Guide Google gadget allows you to easily browse currently broadcasting Yahoo! Live channels. The list is sorted by popularity (most number of viewers). Clicking on the channel image will open a popup of the channel preview. The channel name will open the full channel view in a new browser/tab with text and video chat capabilities.

Add to an iGoogle page or any webpage that allows JavaScript. The Google gadget platform allows for some basic configurations for the webpage gadget; title, width, height and border.

Yahoo! Live has been shut down…

Yahoo! Live Channel Guide Google Gadget for your webpage

3 Free Pownce Invites

July 13th, 2007 27 comments

Our good friend Derek over at Widgets Lab was kind enough to provide us with a Pownce invite. If you didn’t know, Pownce is currently in private beta and available by invite only. We have not spent enough time on the system yet to provide a review, so here’s the info from the Pownce About page.

“Pownce is a way to send stuff to your friends. What kind of stuff? You can send just about anything: music, photos, messages, links, events, and more. You can do it all on our web site, or install our lightweight desktop software that lets you get out of the browser.” – Pownce About Page

If you’re interested in Pownce and would like an invite, we have 3 available for our readers. Just leave a comment on this post with your request and make sure to enter your email address in the email field of the comment form. The email will not be displayed and rest assured we will never share your email with anyone.

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Friday Entertainment and Custom Stickam Player Widget

June 1st, 2007 2 comments

Update (2007.06.02): Epileptic Gaming will be covering the Blizzard US Regional Finals for Warcraft 3 LIVE this weekend so check them out.

We build a custom Stickam player widget for our friends over at Epileptic Gaming. Epileptic Gaming is a live internet show focusing on video games and the gaming culture. They do a great show so if you are into gaming you should definitely check them out. The show airs LIVE every weekday at 7:00 PM Eastern / 4:00 PM Pacific.

Epileptic Gaming utilizes Stickam to do the live video broadcast and chat sessions. We have wrapped the Stickam player in our own custom widget. The custom widget displays the Epileptic Gaming player by default and their list of Stickam friends. If the show is LIVE, the player will auto start. To open the full video chat room, click on “enter chat”. You can check out their friends if you like. Friends who are LIVE on Stickam will have a webcam icon next to their name.

The widget also helps promote CAGcast, another gaming show.

If you like the show and would like to spread the word, click the “i” icon to get the code for the widget.

Currently playing is Critical Hit, “a weekly panelist show where leading members of the industry will get together for honest, frank discussions about the inner workings of the gaming industry and gaming communities.” Critical Hit airs Fridays at 2:30 PM Pacific (on the EG account) before the Epileptic Gaming show.

[update (05/28/2008) - widget removed and discontinued due to lack of Stickam API support]

My Stickam Friends Widget

March 30th, 2007 No comments

Update: The updated widget has been released and is compatible with both MySpace and Stickam. Check out the main My Stickam Friends Widget page for details.

We have been working on a new My Stickam Friends widget. This widget grabs the list of friends and their status (first 40 friends on your Stickam friends page). An icon is displayed next to each name to indicate their status. Clicking the user’s name will either launch their Stickam video chat (if they are broadcasting live) or you will be taken to the user’s profile page.

Status Icons:

Stickam Live Chat
In a Chat Room

A widget page will be created and the widget code will be released shortly. There are still a few minor features we would like to include before the first release.

Currently the widget is not MySpace or Stickam friendly. The widget will embed just fine and pull in the friends list and status. But, due to the allowNetworking setting, you will not be able to launch a chat or navigate to a profile page. We plan on having a solution for this.

Check back over the next few days for updates.

[update (05/28/2008) - widget removed and discontinued due to lack of Stickam API support]
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