Tuesday, December 13th, 2005p>TechCrunch has brought up Meebo’s Impressive Growth.
Meebo is the top Ajax client, and is a fantastic example of what you can do with Ajax. It looks nice, acts responsive, etc. There is a reason that it gets mentioned in all of the lists of quality Ajax applications.
I think an interesting debate could be have on whether IM is the kind of application that should be implemented via Ajax versus a rich desktop interface.
Some things that come to mind for me:
- Does it help to have the IM widget within a browser?
- What does the browser add to the experience? (mashups?)
- It could be nice to be able to leave the web, but have the client stay logged in to IM
- Do you feel weird inputting your user/password for each service to a web page?
- Do you want offline access to your conversations
- It is interesting that a lot of students/workers use it to get passed firewalls and such, but is it enough for rich clients to HTTP tunnel?
What are your thoughts?
Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:21 am