Barry Frost

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Intercom-like marketing chat system


A dialog system and bot engine for creating human-like chat bots.

Emoji One

Open source emoji designed for the web.

Very Simple Pusher And ColdFusion Powered Chat


Team inbox and chat for dev teams - a bit like Campfire with social integration.


Hosted private IRC with a web interface. Integrates with services like GitHub or others via HTTP POST


Ruby framework for writing Campfire bots

Uncovering hidden features of Campfire

Emoji and secret sounds to annoy and confuse your colleagues.


Using node.js, backbone.js,, and redis to make a real time chat app

Use Gravatars in Propane

Add to ~Library/Application Support/Propane/unsupported in version 1.1.2 to see Gravatars against each user’s name in a chat room.

Redis in Practice: Who’s Online?

Using Redis sets to store a collection of user IDs for who’s online style functionality


XMPP BOSH session initialiser


Javascript XMPP BOSH library - for writing IM clients in the browser

Activa Live Chat

Similar to Liveperson, but with a non-install front-end and a slick Flex interface

Facebook Chat

A write up of how FB’s chat works. Meaty server and programming requirements

Slapp: A simple chat wall Merb tutorial

Userplane Desktop

Cross-platform presence and notification system (in AIR)


Jabber/XMPP client library written in JavaScript. Can use BOSH or polling


Ruby library for Jabber/XMPP


Multi-protocol IM client for Windows and *nix