Jabber.me coming soon!

Preliminary Jabber.me logo

Preliminary Jabber.me logo

Evening guys (no girl is reading this blog anyway),

I thought I might just share my idea of Jabber.me here. As with all of my projects, the aim is to conquer the world (I am used to failure by now) and to offer the Jabber Community a fully equipped Jabber server. So let’s start off with the basics.

Jabber Server

We will deploy Tigase on our Dynamic Clustering Model. We have been using Tigase now for more than 6 months and are very happy with it. It supports our Dynamic Clustering, and allows us to scale up and down within minutes, so we can make sure you don’t experience any problems with the service.

Google Mail? We can do that!

Do you want a nice and short E-mail adress? Easily done! Your Jabber Account is actually also an E-mail account! So you can receive E-mails via Jabber, or your default E-mail client, using the same adress as your Jabber ID. You will be able to use your favourite E-mail client with IMAP support, so you can get your E-mails anywhere.

PubSub! I heard that somewhere!

PubSub has been in everyone’s mouth over the last few weeks. It’s that cool thing no-one actually knows what it does, but everyone has to have. It’s like these things with laser in the name. You hear laser, and every guy in the room wants to have it. So yeah, Jabber.me will have PubSub, and we actually have an idea what to do with it!

You’ll be able to publish your own blog on PubSub, so your friends can subscribe to your blog using their Jabber account and get notified the second you publish your post. And the best part is, we’ll provide easy plugins for your blog, so that you can get it up and running in a few seconds! That’s just cool!

Web & Widgets

The Web is a place where everyone has been to at least once in his life. I always wanted to have a small badge on my personal site, where you could see my Jabber Status, and start talking to me just by clicking on that badge. That’s what I call a widget, not a gadget (joke), and it should also work without Dashboard. Jabber.me will give you the possibility to create these easily, and add them to anything you want.

Free Phone Calls? Gimme, Gimme, gimme!

It’s true! Flosoft.biz is currently working on VoIP services, and those also include calling of fixed landlines and mobiles. I don’t know how we can do this yet, but we will find a way. The aim is to let the users call other users, and regular phones for free. Any ideas on how we could accomplish that via XMPP are welcome.

MicroBot – One Bot to rule them all!

You have Twitter, Jaiku, Identi.ca and probably some other MicroBlogs. It’s nearly impossible to keep them all up to date. This is where MicroBot comes in. Using MicroBot, you’ll be able to post to all your MicroBlogs at once.

Powering Development

With Jabber.me, we want to support the small developers, especially of server components. Developers will be able to upload and load their components to Jabber.me, and make them available to all. A few clicks, and your development code is running on our servers, allowing all the users to test it, and give immediately feedback. Cool ey? :)

Last but definetly not least: No Ads!

Ads are annoying. So I promise you, there will be no Ads EVER on Jabber.me! Not a single pixel of ads!

Well, that’s all the ideas I have for tonight; imagine what I can come up with in a little more time! So sit back, think about it, and maybe come up with even more cool features for Jabber.me!

15 Comments, RSS

  1. Michał _kUtek_ Kuciński 19. July, 2008 @ 2:19 am

    Cheers! 😉

  2. dpc 19. July, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

    Sounds nice.

  3. Seraphiel 19. July, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

    Sounds good. Maybe you want to write something about your server on jabberlive.org or let your users create a profile there so they can find jabber users that use other servers to.

  4. kael 19. July, 2008 @ 11:51 pm

    Sounds really cool !

    OpenID with XEP-0070 and tied to JID would be great. And with Drupal distributed authentication, JID could be used as a unique ID.

  5. Gerard Braad 20. July, 2008 @ 12:02 am

    Let me know when it is available!

  6. Florian Jensen 20. July, 2008 @ 12:09 am

    hmm … XEP-0070 sounds interesting. No OpenID. Don’t like it. And it won’t really work. We will probably use drupal for the website and link authentification. However, I have never heard of Drupal distributed authentification.

  7. Kristene C 20. July, 2008 @ 3:13 am

    Hello, I have two comments; first – jabber.me sounds awesome! I wish you all the luck in the world with it =)
    Second, I’m a girl so you can’t say NO girl is reading this! =P

  8. kael 20. July, 2008 @ 11:36 am

    The South African XMPP Federation OpenID Server uses XEP-0070 for a password-less OpenID authentication.

    Regarding the JID and OpenID binding, “instead of trusting both the jabber server and the openid provider, we can trust only the Jabber server”..

    And this integration could allow a combination of XEP-0154 and OpenID attribute exchanges, for example.

    I’ve discovered the Drupal distributed authentication on the Ejabberd site : “Distributed authentication enables a new user to input a username and password into the login box, and immediately be recognized, even if that user never registered at ejabberd Community Site. This works because Drupal knows how to communicate with external registration databases.
    […]
    You may login to ejabberd Community Site using a Jabber ID. The format of a Jabber ID is the same as an email address: name@server An example of valid Jabber ID is mwlily@jabber.com. Note that you must be able to access port 111 on the Jabber server from your web server. For example, sourceforge.net blocks port 111 so Jabber authentication does not work”.
    .

    This sounds to be a cool mechanism, except it requires to use the JID password. Ideally, the Drupal distributed authentication should use XEP-0070 instead.

    And there are other interesting social stuff to build with PEP.

  9. Dag 22. July, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

    I love you. Keep it up!

  10. bjc 22. July, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

    “Evening guys (no girl is reading this blog anyway)”

    Right. Because girls can’t do math. Also, they are very emotional and can’t be trusted.

    Way to introduce yourself as a pig from sentence one! Now I know I don’t have to read the rest. Good job.

  11. Dag 23. July, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

    @Bjc

    Way to be annoyingly serious.

  12. Florian Jensen 23. July, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

    @Dag

    I didn’t dare saying that :) If you can’t understand sarcasm, then too bad for you.

  13. alfred 10. August, 2008 @ 12:47 am

    Make it happen and you will be god 😛

  14. Smart_Rabbit 7. March, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

    Hello Florian!
    Any news on jabber.me project? Is it alive yet? Personally I’m very eager to give it a try. Just provide us some news, please. :)

  15. Florian Jensen 9. March, 2009 @ 11:58 pm

    I hope to find some time in April for this. It’s just been extremely busy for the last few months. But I’ll keep you guys posted.

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