Now this really impressed me. Technology is rapidly growing, Web 2.0 is taking off, and amazing projects are being built. Today, that amazing project I have come across is called, Meebo. Meebo is a project in the making by three folks that is to bring you access to your AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger account all in your browser and at one time. This AJAX powered beauty works great and I was very impressed with its functionality thus far. Multiple connections, away message notification, online and offline contact lists, message notification, it has the works.
Above is a screenshot of Meebo in action. On the left, a friendly news box appears with updates from the Meebo team. In the center is me having a conversation with a friend and on the right is the contact list that has your online and offline contacts (I have the offline contacts minimized by the way). As you can see, it looks just like your average Instant Message Client, which is awesome. Very nice and easy to use interface. You can resize, maximize, and minimize the windows. When someone is online or typing, you will see it in the message window. Also, something that I though was very neat was that if you are not in focus with Meebo (on a different website or tab), it will actually blink the title when someone messages you with their name flashing. That is a really great feature. Also, when in Meebo, when you get a message, the message window’s title bar will blink light shade to dark shade.
I’ve been using it for about 40 minutes now. Works excellent and I am very impressed with what the team has made. So, who is in the team? Seth, the Biz Guy, Elaine, the AJAX Girl, and Sandy, the Server Chick. Yes, those are their titles given on there about page. Cool, ay? You can find out more about them at their about page and their blog.
Team, amazing work! Any chance of getting Jabber in there? Keep up the great work.
Update: Seth (Biz Guy), from Meebo, has informed me that Meebo now has Jabber and Google Talk setup! The service worked excellent for me. I logged into AIM, ICQ, and Google Talk at one time and it worked perfectly. No problems at all. I am a happy user. Great work again Meebo!