[nycphp-talk] Live chat features or similar functionality.

Dan Cech dcech at
Fri Mar 19 09:47:09 EDT 2010

On 3/19/2010 9:42 AM, Anthony Wlodarski wrote:
> I was discussing with one of the product development individuals at my
> company the idea of implementing a live chat interface akin to Facebook.
> Are there any existing open source initiatives (php based) that mimic this
> behaviour or am I going to have to re-invent the wheel Facebook created?

I would go with XMPP in the backend, there are plenty of clients
available in different languages (including pure javascript).

> Google unfortunately has failed me when I typed in the search term "facebook
> chat php clone".  CometChat seemed like a good alternative but I cannot
> understand the price jump from 49.99 for a branded license to a 129.99 no
> branding version.

How much development time does $80 buy you if that's the only reason
you're looking at rolling your own?


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