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simple web chat

simple open source php based web chat system

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Its a feature rich and fully customizable web based chat system implemented using php and jquery with auto fall-back from html5 websockets to html5 sse to ajax long polling.
Can work with or without any database server and sessions.
It can be used as standalone or as module / plugin in any website.

1) Registration, login, forgot password
2) Search and add contacts, manage groups
3) Broadcast, one to one & group chat
4) Desktop notification, sound alert, auto scroll to new message
5) Attachments, smileys
6) Multiple tab chat
7) Message History
*Audio-Video chat using WebRTC integrated into code, but not yet tested

All these managed without use of any database server. Its fully standalone but can be easily integrated with any database using simple cron (cron code not included).

For more detials refer ReadMe.txt

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  • Can work with or without any database server (i.e. with file system or with file system and rdbms
  • Registration, login, forgot password
  • Search people & contacts, manage contacts, manage groups
  • Broadcasting, one to one & group chat
  • Desktop notifications, sound alert, auto scroll to new message
  • File attachments, smileys
  • Multiple tabbed chat (multiple single and group chats at same time)
  • History of old chat messages
  • Uses HTML5 Websockets with HTML5 SSE fallback and atlast AJAX Long Polling as fallback to both HTML5 solutions


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