Desktop Messenger Beta now available!


CometChat Desktop Messenger (beta) enables your users to chat directly from their desktop.

We are proud to launch our new desktop version of CometChat which integrates seamlessly with your existing CometChat powered site. No additional configuration or settings are required from your end.

The beta version is available for a one-time cost of $199 (includes future updates). You can distribute the app to all your site users or to a selected few (e.g. admin, moderators) as per your wish. The app is written using Adobe AIR technology and works on Windows and Mac computers.

Key Features

Quick Login

You enter your username/password directly in the desktop application (and can optionally choose to remember the details). CometChat Desktop Messenger will use your existing site authentication mechanism.

The messenger starts automatically when you turn on your computer.

Who’s Online

After login, online users/friends are displayed in the Who’s Online list similar to how they appear on the CometChat bar, sorted by availability status and then alphabetically. You can quickly look up users using the search facility.

Availability Status

You can set your availability status or customize a message that will appear for other users.

Messaging

Click on a name to open a chat window. You can have as many chat windows open as you like at one time. Type into the box to send an IM. We currently support only text chat.

System Tray

CometChat Desktop Messenger can be minimized to system tray so it sits there unobtrusively while you do other work. You will receive sound and visual notification when a new message arrives.

White-labelled (Branding free)

On purchase, the desktop messenger will be branded for your site (icon, logo and name) so that it becomes an integral offering of your site.

Requirements

Server Requirements

* Site running CometChat
* (recommended) CometService or alternatives

Client Requirements

* Windows

– 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor
– Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3; Windows Server® 2003; Windows Server® 2008; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 2; or Windows 7
– 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

* Mac OS

– Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
– Mac OS X v10.6 or v10.7
– 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

Purchase

Purchase CometChat Desktop Messenger for your site. In the beta phase, we are offering this app only to the first hundred sites. Your purchase includes all future updates.

Feel free to email us if you have any questions.