today i got the hint from a friend to check out meebo – a new ajax-based instant messaging web-application.
many friends of mine work at offices, where it is not possible to install any client software or they don’t get a connection because some ports are blocked (company firewalls and so forth).
meebo could be the solution, it enables you to access your instant messaging clients via a normal website in your browser (which corporate environments typically do not heavily restrict). furthermore meebo gives you the look & feel of a client app (moving the chat windows without any reload, drag & drop, …).
i tried it out and it really works fine with my icq-account, i was definitely impressed.
“2006 looks set to be the year of the web application.”
wrote andy budd today.
check out meebo and i’m anxious to see what’s coming next.
related article: “forget the hype and build cool stuff“.