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

Brian O'Connor gatzby3jr at
Fri Mar 19 10:58:00 EDT 2010

Take a look at orbited ( You can use that to connect to
existing chat protocols like jabber or whatever you want.


On 3/19/10, Anthony Wlodarski <ant92083 at> wrote:
> If I was the sole developer (which I am) $80 would be a steal but then I
> have to worry about limitations of the software as well as the
> ability/inability to add my own custom code to mould it to my needs.  I had
> a chance to scan the XMPP website and I like what I see so far.  I am going
> to spend an hour this afternoon learning more about the product and what is
> involved in the implementation.  Thank you Dan and Ajai for the
> recommendations.
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Dan Cech <dcech at> wrote:
>> 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?
>> Dan
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