It’s been a hot summer here in Bucharest but we’ve been hard at work fixing issues with AVChat. Since the last final build back in July we’ve fixed a huge number of bugs. I am proud to say this will be the most solid build of AVChat so far. Here’s what’s new: We’ve added the ability to hide the entire left side (webcam and users list, hideLeftSide setting in ) creating a minimalist chat experience that will benefit such scenarios as: small text chat widgets online live help/sales chat quick chat mechanisms The input text chat area now has 2 lines!!! Here’s how it all looks with no left side area and bigger text chat input area: Other improvements:[…]

Hello everybody, Over the Internet there will always be someone who might want to harm your website’s activity just for fun or for some material reasons. We’re writing this article in order to help our AVChat customers who are getting spammed. Here are the steps that you can do in order to prevent future incidents. 1. Search for logs and look for his or her IP In case you’re not online while the user is spamming so that you can see his IP in the chat: if someone notifies you by e-mail, you can take a look over the TEXT CHAT TRANSCRIPTS and search for the desired username and find his IP from time to time, you can also take a[…]

Just a small update to AVChat today with 2 minor fixes: fixed issue with Red5 where users leaving the chat all together would still be present in the external XML rooms & users list under the <not_in_rooms> XML tag The Push To Talk button now has a red background that makes it more visible: As usual you can download it from your private client area. Only the .swf files and the Red5 media server files have been changed since the last build.

Hello all, Hope you had a great  May month. We have some new exciting features that we’ve developed for you for the June build.We’ve also tried,  with this build,  to release one the most stable builds so we’ve fixed allot of bugs and i want to take this opportunity to thank our clients that tested the beta version and gave us great feedback. The key feature in this build is the improved mechanism that creates private rooms (password protected) and allows users to join them. Let’s say that with the new mechanism you won’t have to worry that hackers can read your private conversations. Let’s see what else is  new in this build: Push to Talk: the “push to talk” […]

Hello all, as promised the May build is here and it has some great new features some of which the client requested and some that we thought would come in handy for you. We have also fixed in this version some reported bugs and some unreported ones. There are a few new key features in this build such as the possibility of  leaving  the last room when a user has joined only one room).This is an important feature because, in the past, when an admin would try to kick an user(from a room, not from the entire chat) that joined only a room it had no effect because the user couldn’t leave that room. Another  important feature is the persistent[…]

Hello and hope you had a great Easter. But we didn’t rest to much these days and updated the AVChat3 Integration Kit for Joomla! 1.6-2.5 (build 1486). We brought minor updates and bug fixes to the integration kit, and here there are: We’ve updated the AVChat Admin Interface page to tell you when the admin.swf file is missing or the installation of the integration kit was not performed properly. Changed the minimum Flash Player version necessary to run our software from 10.0 to 10.3 because of new AVChat requirement introduced in build 1461. Improved “room dropping” from “Who’s chatting module” in order to perform the “drop” action correctly. Resolved issue with popup dimensions not being taken into account when you[…]

Hello all, This is the first build with the new dedicated team for AVChat (more on that in a future blog post) and we’ve tried to implement some of the requests that you’ve asked for but also fix some of the bugs reported and unreported. The main new feature in this build is the Silence feature which allows admins to block users from doing anything in a chat room for 30 seconds (period can be changed). Here’s how it looks when you’re silenced: So, here’s everything that’s new: Silence option for admins that offers to an admin the option to silence an user for an amount of time controlled from (silenceDuration). There is also a setting (adminCanSilenceOtherAdmins) to control[…]

Hello and may I wish you a wonderful year! We have the pleasure to begin this year with an update to the AVChat Integration Kits for Joomla! This update adds 2 new features and fixes some reported bugs. Here is a quick list of what we’ve added: When available, the age is added to username in the user’s list (only for JomSocial). As an  administrator you can also change this option from the AVChat General Settings page. You can add a custom image/badge to users by setting the path to the image in the AVChat General Settings page. You can also control what user groups (Premium/Gold/Paid) inherit the badge. You can now turn off the ability for certain user levels[…]

We are pleased to announce that the integration kit between phpFox 3 (released last week)  and AVChat 3 is ready. The integration has momentarily the same great features as the integration kit for phpFox 2. We will work on improving this module in the future so please send us your feedback and desired features. Features in the new phpFox 3 module: automatic user name, gender and profile picture integration independent permissions control for each user group (in admin control panel) user profiles integration automatic integration with the user and admin menus it installs as any other phpFox 3 module compatible with SEO friendly URL’s in phpFox The price for the integration kits for phpFox is $49 (includes the plugin for[…]

Hello everybody, Just a quick notice that form now on the phpFox module will not contain the AVChat files in it, and you have to download them separately. This will be of great help to you because you can have the latest updates of AVChat and phpFox independent of each other’s releases.   Hoping you will have a much better experience, I wish you a great holiday!