March 31, 2006

Gabbly: chat done right

I just came across Gabbly...  Very slick.

It's a chat application that gathers all the current visitors of the same Web page.  The concept isn't exactly new, but my hat's off for technical execution.  It's very slick and super easy to set up:  just tag the domain name of your destination after (e.g. and you're in business.

Of course, the real challenge is to make it viral:  right now, only people who use that redirected URL will join the channel.  You can embed the application on you Web page, though, so that's a start...


Posted by cedric at March 31, 2006 01:02 PM

Very nice! I suggested they add an IRC bridge. That should also help them get get going.

Posted by: Frank Harper at March 31, 2006 11:48 PM

Impressive piece of code. Looks like the "web site" is not the unique entrance in internet anymore. Does it mean that we need to have a xhttml compliant web site?
What impress me more, is : 1e the asynchroneous architecture; 2e : the client receives messages, no more static web pages. 3e All ajax! (Still I do not think that ajax is the best long term solution, but anyway, it reveals what new web2/xul/new html should be)

Posted by: Gabriel at April 1, 2006 01:18 AM

It has some problems, if the form it will redirect to orginal link site, you will be out. But it's good enough and free. :-)

Posted by: t800t8 at April 1, 2006 01:33 AM seems to be related - i like its internals (it uses IRC, which opens up some nice possibilities), but it lacks this nice AJAX interface :)

Posted by: raboof at April 5, 2006 01:45 PM

Danliel Glazmna (NVU) just used it for a chat on his blog, and seemed to love it.

Posted by: Gabriel at April 6, 2006 11:00 PM

Thanks for this article/hint to Gabbly. Really slick application, and i just integrated it on my Wordpress-Blog, hosted by the Wordpress-Guys:


Posted by: rollmops at April 8, 2006 03:07 AM

wow, thanks Cedric.. this is really cool.

Posted by: chiara at April 12, 2006 11:50 AM

'm interested in chatting. That was a great article for me.

Posted by: Helen, chat lover at April 14, 2006 01:39 AM

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Posted by: ugur at July 8, 2006 03:25 AM

Hi, I'm at singsnap and they started using gabbly but a lot of us can't get in, we are invisible, do you have any suggestions? thanks, kevin

Posted by: kevin at November 21, 2006 11:27 AM


Posted by: samet at March 21, 2007 12:07 PM

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