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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).

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    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. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Sorry to hear that Neo, I think a leg sweep is in order!
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Cobra Kai!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Cobra Kai!
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Winner winner no chicken dinner.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      This is a sad day for me
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      ^ I didn't win

      I did
    1. Doppler's Avatar
      Doppler -
      grats to all who won. Seems like a worthy app for it's price
    1. algojobathosai's Avatar
      algojobathosai -
      sigh.....
      when is it gonna be my turn???
      hurm....
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      So who are the winners and when are they joining our IRC for constant bullying?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ +1

      Stop by #modmyi so dale1v can kick you =P
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I'm one of the winners - but the code is only valid in the US store and I'm in the UK.
      I did have a sign in for the US store but can't seem to sign in at the moment.
      I will come and be bullied as soon as I can
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Wow, cool! I got one of the codes! At work right now, but will be sure to check out the app as soon as I get home.

      Thanks guys!
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
      So who are the winners and when are they joining our IRC for constant bullying?
      I didnt win but I will come stop by just for some more of the jew bashing
    1. Pcpro745's Avatar
      Pcpro745 -
      i got one of the codes! Thanks guys!
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Melech I am NOT going to be held accountable to that at ALL!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ It was so wrong
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Is there a free IRC client for Windows that I could understand? Flowchat was easy to set up but I've downloaded Diomedes as it was recommended and can't seem to get started!
    1. TsukiakariUsagi's Avatar
      TsukiakariUsagi -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Is there a free IRC client for Windows that I could understand? Flowchat was easy to set up but I've downloaded Diomedes as it was recommended and can't seem to get started!
      I've been using mIRC for over a decade myself... Going on like maybe 12 years? I've scripted the hell out of mine and a lot of stuff is set up for my private server that I'm on, else I'd share a copy with you. It's a free download, but you get this annoying pop-up until you pay for it after your 30-day trial I believe. I'm not sure what the annoyance ad is anymore to be honest since I paid for it a long time ago. Free lifetime upgrades ftw.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
      Melech I am NOT going to be held accountable to that at ALL!
      LOL I know buddy Im just giving you a hard time
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      Yay!!! I won =D, I never thought it would actually work, i never win contests lol, first time winner here , it feels great to win something, finally.... Thanks modmyi team!