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  • FlowChat - IRC on the iPhone [ GIVEAWAY INSIDE ]


    IRC is not dead. While its popularity has waned with the advent of the instant messenger and social site's chat apps like Facebook and MySpace, IRC remains an easy way to join groups of people and chat. And tons of news happens in IRC! There's hundred of thousands of chat rooms ranging from hunting to hacking, and yet a VERY few iPhone apps to get to these rooms. Enter FlowChat.



    The guys at Brancipater (yah, you know these guys... mbranes, francis, and pater) have put together a real nice looking app for reaching all your IRC friends and enemies. And yes, it does landscape.

    Functionally, its smooth and makes sense. Once you open the app, it automatically logs you into their IRC room, and you can easily add whichever servers you'd like by hitting the familiar plus sign in the top right corner. Adding a server has a LOT of info (more than I ever seem to need), but good stuff for you real IRC addicts I suppose.



    The app is separated into 4 main screens - Servers (which shows you the servers you have set up and whether you're connected or not to them), Chats (the actual rooms/PM's you are in), Logs (yup, every chat is logged automatically, although you could turn it off if you wanted), and Settings (obvious, and packed with features).

    Chats brings up a list at the top of the screen of all the rooms/PM's you are in at the moment, and has a nice badging system for number of messages in that chat you haven't seen. To navigate between the chats you simply tap them, and for multiple rooms/PM's FlowChat displays a bar at top which you can slide back and forth to see the various chats. It works well, and one cool feature is that PM's actually pop up in a notification bubble when you're in a room.

    Logs are easy to browse - organized by server, then date, then room. They display in the same view an actual chat would, and are easily searchable.

    Settings are also full featured, including a much-needed and appreciated "Lock in Portrait Mode" (why doesn't the iPhone have this stock?!?!??!?!!?), and a variety of IRC related settings. Themes are even included for the app look and feel.



    This is a great app, worth the $4.99 if you are an IRC fan... I use it often when I'm out and about and need to get ahold of folks, or am just bored. And guess what? We got ahold of francis, one of the FlowChat developers, who agreed to give out 5 freebies on this one - all you've got to do is comment on the app here in this thread. Winners will be chosen at random and announced Tuesday evening (my time... GMT-5).

    FlowChat.me iTunes Direct Link
    This article was originally published in forum thread: FlowChat - IRC on the iPhone [ GIVEAWAY INSIDE ] started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 221 Comments
    1. __neo's Avatar
      __neo -
      Nice app..would love to hv irc on the move!!..Love the way the app has been designed..

      Ps:i have never won a giveaway..would love to win this one
    1. ticefish's Avatar
      ticefish -
      useful app~looks better than colloguy
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      i can make a Flowchart tattoo next to my stealthbravo tattoo and my cycorder portrait
      lmao. But you need to change your tattoo up now. I changed my avatar
    1. ithug's Avatar
      ithug -
      this app looks so freakin awesome =]
    1. fearlessx's Avatar
      fearlessx -
      YAYAY i hope i win this, IRC!!!!
      its looks fantastic
    1. axiixc's Avatar
      axiixc -
      It looks totally awesome, IRC isn't dead, I use it all the time :P
    1. shmi117's Avatar
      shmi117 -
      I've heard of flowchat before, and once I looked at the pictures I knew that this app would be (and is) awsome! I don't have it, but can I haz?
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      ive had this since the day it came out and it have to say that it is a great app. unfortunately despite all of the good feedback it is still quite buggy. for some reason i find it rather difficult to actually chat in this as compared to colloquy. i do not in any way discourage everyone from buying it. i actually hope that everyone goes out and gets it right now. maybe in a few updates all of the issues will be hammered down.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      and there are no emoticons
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      That's OK
      I never use emoticons
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      True I rarely use them anyways. In fact, I think they are rather annoying
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      So do I
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ What a colorful response! lmao
    1. elr0y7's Avatar
      elr0y7 -
      Looks nice, I'd like!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Lol ^^^ what would this forum be with out sarcasm and humor ? Wow, can anyone imagine MMi without this?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ I cannot
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Sarcasm? humour? What are they?
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      I can, it would be somewhat like this:

      stealthbravo :

      01110101 0101101010110101 010010101

      confucious :

      010101101 01011101010011

      ( don't whip out ur binary converters , the above means nothing...or does it?)

      Yea lame joke I know, I'm sorry I'm on the bus going to a babecue and it's about to rain.....
    1. iChopPryde's Avatar
      iChopPryde -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      I can, it would be somewhat like this:

      stealthbravo :

      01110101 0101101010110101 010010101

      confucious :

      010101101 01011101010011

      ( don't whip out ur binary converters , the above means nothing...or does it?)

      Yea lame joke I know, I'm sorry I'm on the bus going to a babecue and it's about to rain.....
      haha I am at home watching it rain I like rain very enjoyable
    1. Pcpro745's Avatar
      Pcpro745 -
      Nice App, I tried it on my friends iphone