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wsIRC Webchat is now at version 1.0

wsIRC, a new webchat client, is now at version 1.0 – their first release version.

wsIRC Channelview

wsIRC Channelview

As you can see from the screenshot, the most important functions are already there: right-click menus for miscellaneous functions such as /WHOIS or /PRIVMSG’ing users, a Channel-Central to handle the most basic modes and bans. Registering your nick or channel through a simple popup is implemented and the usual buttons for smileys, font-color and style are available too.

Even without registering, your settings are remembered (if you wish to do so) and available when you go online the next time. If you register with wsIRC you can even create simple client-side scripts which you then can use anytime you log on IRC with their client.

Another nice toy that has been implemented is what happens when someone posts a link to a YouTube video: you’ll then see a small preview picture of it in the channel or PM window – neat!

Embedding the client into your own website is allowed and encouraged – there’s a simple tool that lets you create an IFrame or direct link with the options you chose which you then may embed into your site – great for providing your visitors a simple option to engage in your community.

wsIRC Embedding Code Generator w/ Preview

wsIRC Embedding Code Generator w/ Preview

To keep abusers at bay, the service puts your real IP into the GECOS/realname field and also checks the DroneBL DNSBL.

The webchat also offers a mobile version which works on iPhones and Windows Mobile devices as well as others when “a good JavaScript support is offered”.

All in all i really have to say it’s a nice client, even more so when you consider it is just at version 1.0 – i’m curious what more they can come up with :)

  • mdshare says:

    Nice review,

    I’ve been using the wsirc webchat integration at multiple sites of mine and all I can say is that I’m happy.

    Might sound weird but I have doubled the online users at my network irc channel by switching to wsIRC. Prior to wsIRC we used pjirc and mibbit.

    Even as my communities where kinda the alpha/beta testers of wsIRC, the connectivity and fast repsonse on fixing bugs/issues are a big +.

    Also the possibility to communicate with the developer(s) itself is a big +, there is actually a name behind the webchat.


    February 20, 2010 at 1:17 pm
  • shedh says:

    I agree with mdshare, bugs (of which are very minimum) are sorted in short amount of time, downtime is very low compared to other clients.

    Its easy to integrate with any sites with the feature to even customize how it looks. Which I can’t argue with hence am putting it on every one of my sites.

    Shedh Network

    February 20, 2010 at 2:27 pm
  • Djkanna says:

    I have to agree it’s an amazing client and I’m not really a IRC person but having being using it just because of WsIRC :)

    Even though it’s still in it’s early development stages it has great features and is in my opinion better than some of the other clients out there such as Mibbit.

    I’ve put it on my site’s and even that’s a breeze.

    So overall I must admit it’s amazing :D


    February 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm
  • BoGFx says:

    I think this is probably the best IRC client in a while. I used to use mibbit, but now, this is my main use.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:53 am

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