iPhone AIM/MSN/Yahoo IM/ICQ App?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dannyallen34, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. dannyallen34 macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to start a small team of coders to develop an iPhone AJAX app, similar to meebo, that would allow users to login and send/receive IMs through our app.

    Does anyone want to help start developing one? I'm not sure what language we could use, but if it is PHP, then I could help. I can also help with the design. I really want to increase the interest to create an IM app before iPhone launch.
     
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  3. ThomasShaped macrumors regular

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    Yes! Please create this. I was really gutted when i heard there would be no messenger app for the iPhone.

    Would it function and look just like the SMS app?
     
  4. cyberdogl2 macrumors regular

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    i can help beta test =P

    on the real, i'll give anything to the project i can, just spout out what you need and if i can give it i definitely will. i wanna see this project get somewhere big fast.
     
  5. applehero macrumors 6502

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    Would be very cool. I have a feeling iChat will be part of iPhone before year's end, if not sooner.
     
  6. NJDevils44 macrumors regular

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    I'd be interested, I could contribute graphically mainly.
     
  7. applehero macrumors 6502

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    I'm onboard as well, I'll help where I can. Give a shout with what you need. I'm not much of a web programmer, been a while.
     
  8. dannyallen34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a good understanding of PHP, but I have never tried to create an AIM client in it (or any other IM). So, I really need someone to take charge of the code development. Anyone else out there that could help?

    BTW, Here is a mockup of what I was thinking:
     

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  9. ThomasShaped macrumors regular

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    Could you not just have something like this? (attachment)

    I have a small understanding of coding but nothing too major so i probably wouldn't be too much help..
     

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  10. dannyallen34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, it would be running in Safari. I wanted to include tabbed messaging so that you could have more than one convo and switch with one tap. I wanted to also be able to sign out and close convos with one click. If the app was spread over multiple screens, then it could be simplified. But, I'd really like to keep that bar for tabbed multiple convos.
     
  11. CoachKrzyzewski macrumors member

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    if worst came to worst, couldn't you just go to meebo.com? i know it's not elegant, but it'll get the job done.
     
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    This would be good, as a temporary solution until official iChat comes along with Jabber support (which it has to, soon)...
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    all i could supply would be moral support!!! hahah. other than that im worthless
     
  15. rbailer macrumors newbie

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    I think this is a great idea. I know php pretty well, so send me a message if my help is needed.
     
  16. edka macrumors member

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    I can help out too, i can help debug and testing if you want to
    by the way I think you should add an Emoticons box and Display pictures next to the name :D

    Edit: I just find out that all the codes to connect to msn or yahoo or aim are online all you have to do is to customise it

    http://code.google.com/p/mzk/ this is for msn messenger
     
  17. dannyallen34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm sending some PMs to people who are interested in helping. I'll create a message board/website to allow people to collaborate on this project. We really need the help of some programmers to work on the IM backend. I don't think that creating an IM client is something that is normally done with PHP, so we need talented programmers who can figure it out.
     
  18. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    In just a short amount of time look what you guys have come up with! This web-based application thing could turn out to be great!

    :apple:4life!

    15 more days!
     
  19. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't be much help but have you considered contacting the developers of the Digg app and One Trip?

    Edit: I'm no programmer, but I found this; dunno if it helps. :)
     
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  22. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    if $ for bandwith becomes an issue, lets start a paypal donation fund :)
     
  23. dannyallen34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That looks like it could be of some help. Except the book costs $70 lol. That looks like it doesn't connect to AIM etc, though. It is a stand alone IM server, so it couldn't be applied to connect to a popular service. Thanks for the help, though.
     
  24. dannyallen34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe there will be no need for a development team. The people at http://www.ebuddy.com have a mobile version. Perhaps we can convince them or the people at meebo.com to create an iPhone-optimized version.

    It should be a lot easier than building the IM backends from scratch.
     
  25. loudestnoise macrumors 6502

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    The folks at meebo are pretty cool, I wouldn't be surprised if they did make a iPhone friendly version. I certainly will be trying to use their existing client on my iPhone. Who is to say it wont work as is now?
     

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