IRC app now in app store

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  1. Wolf103FM macrumors regular

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    Just came across an IRC app in the recent applications feed called Rooms.
     
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    I could not find it via itunes.

    did a search too.
     
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    bought it. works decent in the short time i tried it. it doesn't seem to support custom ident, password protected irc servers, or ssl. I use an irc bouncer called znc and I coulden't get it to connect to it. good in a pinch though.
     
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    Is IRC useful?
     
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    It depends upon what you deem useful and what sorts of activities you partake in, from what I am aware it is most used within development communities and open source projects plus for gamers and what not, although I could be wrong and there could be more uses of IRC these days that I'm not aware of.
     
  9. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    I am buying it for a single irc channel that I would like to read from time to time when i am out and have a couple of minutes to waste.

    So for me. at 99 cents. It is very usesful.
     
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    I grew up on the IRC, but that was 1996. :)
     
  11. Wolf103FM thread starter macrumors regular

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    it's pretty basic, no /me or even /nick command support (hopefully in an update). but it's still far better than using telnet to my mac mini back home and running irssi
     
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    hahahahah me too, 1993-1995 :) i didn't realize it was still being used today
     
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    Same here.. Although I recently started using it again for a gaming room. I don't especially like it mind, as it's so clunky and dated now.
    Having said that.. I bought this IRC 'Rooms' app, and it works amazingly well for what it is. The Devs did a good job, and are already hard at work on the next version. Definitely worth the meagre cost if you have the slightest use for IRC.
     
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    I can't imagine it being better than rdesktop to my computer where mIRC is running though.
     
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    A lot of gaming leagues require it.

    It's a chat client where it's focus is more on chat room use rather than one on one like AIM, MSN, Gtalk, etc.

    I've always wanted IRC on the iPhone simply because if I was bored, didn't feel like playing a game, and no one was on AIM, I could still talk to people (Twinkle doesn't do this very well as everyone seems to be in their own private convos).
     
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    What are popular networks to join for newbies?
     
  17. eddiec312 macrumors 6502

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    IRC is very much alive.

    Especially if you watch fansub anime. IRC is the origin of the fansubs that you see in youtube and limewire, ect.
     
  18. Strategy macrumors member

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    going off topic here, but i keep wondering about this.

    why doesnt the touch put this in posts, is it an iphone only thing?
     
  19. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    IRC, usenet/newsgroups, mailing lists, and many other "older" protocols are very much alive if you use open source software or anything very online community oriented.

    I wouldn't question the usefulness of an IRC client when IRC is still very widely used for development of a lot of software that you might use every day. :D
     
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    question.....maybe a dumb question considering that i haven't used irc in over 12 years or so, but i remember that some irc clients allowed you to search for rooms using key words. does this new iphone irc app allow you to search for a room that you might be interested in based on keyword search for rooms with names containing that keyword?

    thanks
     
  21. tofupancake macrumors member

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    Another irc'er here, circa 1991 (very early!)-1996. My handle (never to be stated again) inscribed in 1991 irc logs archived on the web. There's a lesson there. Then it splintered into a million networks and the web came along :) I'd be interested to check it out if ident was masked etc.
     
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    I still have a very soft spot for the IRC, particularly, EFnet. I still remember channel takeovers, eggdrop bots, DCC, and all the great friends I made. Most of them have disappeared over the years. It truly was the "Second Life" of the early to mid 90's.
     
  23. tofupancake macrumors member

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    IRC has a fascinating history to be made into a book if anyone ever gets the chance. Big characters, drama, etc.
    Fascinating to read the logs of Desert Storm 1991 (oil $16/barrel, Bush addresses nation) and see how far the internet has come in 17 years, and how little the world has gone in the same time. (especially funny to read astounding exclamations that 90 people were online at one time in one forum - a new record). Of course, before IRC there was 'talk' and the groundbreaking 'ytalk'. Ahh, nostalgia.

    I think blogs are the IRC of 2003. Dwindle, dwindle, dwindle...
     
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    I remember using WinTalk on Windows 3.11 WFWG. Had to install Trumpet WinSock to connect over a 14.4kbps modem. Parents hated the fact that I tied up the phone line all the time. Measured dialup Internet for all! We seem to be coming back to that, i.e. a specified quota of data allowed for users. Blogs are blah, IRC was more dynamic. :)
     

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