Edit: You can send it at email@example.com or just click on the support link in-app, and you'll get a modal form to contact us.
The amazing implementation is from a lot of hard work on Kevin Zettler's (my cofounder) part, who's amazing at polishing apps.
Let us know your thoughts, and switch to using Kandan on Cloudfuji today :)
'Beautiful' and 'amazing' in the same paragraph once sounded impressive, but now it's kind of tiresome.
Like I said, this is nothing against you, it's more a general trend that I'm tired of seeing. Not everything on the web needs to be 'beautiful'.
On second thought, I guess my criticism is more personal than yours, but I really think it's a kind of pollution that has no place in a somewhat clean community such as HN.
EDIT: I do like the look of it, but I think everyone would be better of if you (you as in Cloudfuji, not the specific designer in question) used a neutral language. If someone goes on to say in the comments "That's beautiful." it's worth so much more for everyone involved.
Design in open source is - in general - sorely lacking. We want to correct that, and help herald in a new era of apps that are not only powerful, but easy to use and a joy to look at.
Of course, beauty is mostly subjective. In order to wield it like, say, Apple does sometimes, you have to make something that a strong majority will find unusually beautiful.
Is there anything in nature that isn't beautiful? Beauty comes from the optimal intersection of form and function; in nature, this balance is reached through evolution. That's what we should be striving for.
I vote for the fruit of the doll's eyes plant personally, though bleeding tooth fungus is none too pleasant to look at, either.
It's a plain chat layout with too much whitespace for my taste.
You know what's beautiful? A chat that I can theme and customize to match my definition of beautiful.
This one doesn't even meet the minimum requirement of not being trapped in a browser. I want working keyboard shortcuts, I want detachable windows, and I want to copy/paste properly (browser chats give a garbled mess because your fancy CSS layout does not survive the process).
I saw this UI and immediately recalled the ebook. I bought the ebook and reviewed it on HN. I thought the design was beautiful and elegant.
This is GREAT to see it in a live app.
At Chartboost, we've tried pretty much every protocol there is, but we still stick to IRC. It's the only protocol that has clients that suit all of us, from hardcore `irssi` to newbie Adium integration. There's also bouncers and solid local histories and it's easy to hop onto tech channels for some help and it's widely supported with chatbots and libraries for building your own chatbot. (eg. Ruby-IRC)
1) persistency (BNCs are still a techie solution, servers)
2) good web interface and
3) file support (other than DCC, unless a bot is present)
Here is where for example Campfire managed to take quite a big chunk out of the startup chat market.
Are there any clients that integrates well with IRC with those 3 qualities? (file support could be solved by a custom file repo with imgur-like links, or a DCC bot for those on irssi)
Backbone code - https://github.com/cloudfuji/kandan/tree/master/app/assets/j...
Faye (on the Backbone side) - https://github.com/cloudfuji/kandan/blob/master/app/assets/j...
Faye (on the Ruby side) - https://github.com/cloudfuji/kandan/blob/master/app/models/a...
I'd like to thank our friends at singly.com for generously offering to host. Come join us for a drink and meet some friends.
I wanted some of these features in Campfire for years, but I couldn't just fork Campfire and give the features back. Now I , and others, can.
Most people don't want to run their own services, but they want to be able to fix bugs and add features when they feel like it. Cloudfuji's model lets everyone do that, and app authors to make sustainable revenue.
And thanks for bringing that up, it's an important question!
We're dying for a Sharejs-based etherpad app on Cloudfuji, but all things in due time :)
But obscurity isn't security. We'd love to hear what people think about how this should be handled - https://github.com/cloudfuji/kandan/issues
But you should seriously improve your registration field, I could register with an one character long password.
In all seriousness, fixed. Thanks!
Look forward to contributing sometime!
Left aligned slideshow of different sized compressed images and no text. You took the time to make the client look pretty, 10 more minutes won't hurt.
But make sure to give us your awesome feedback :)
Is there a reason you don't have a place to drag from?
small nitpik: the github link links to creating the app on cloudfuji