Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Google talk

Google starts online talk service (BBC News)

This looks pretty cool - you can use it for instant messaging but also actual voice chat. Also it's open-source and can be integrated into other applications.

Slight drawback: you have to be signed up for a GMail account to use it.


Pip said...

It's not open source (it uses an open protocol though - XMPP) and it can't *really* be integrated into other applications (you can write apps which use the protocol and connect to Google's server); the client is standalone.

Yvonne said...

Okay well they claimed it could be integrated into other applications - maybe that's the next version or something.

Thanks for alerting me to the problem with the comments, I have fixed it now.