Free small Chat Systems For Instant Communication.

This is where the small chat systems become handy. Whether you will be talking with a client, a teammate or a friend, just a standards compliant browser & an internet connection will be enough.

Here are few easy to use & free disposable chat systems (text or video) for an instant communication:

Disposible Chat

Again a simple application where any number of users can connect. Optionally, you can password-protect your page to make sure the chat is private.

ChatMaker.NET

Besides standard chat rooms, you can signup & create private rooms which are password protected and the communication is encyrpted.

TinyChat


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Great Collection of HTML5 and CSS3 Resources for designers & developers.

HTML5 and CSS3 are the next big improvements which are still under development. Many designers and developers have already implemented new features from HTML5 and CSS3, which are supported in most browsers, on their websites and many are still experimenting with them.

In this “Great Collection of HTML5 and CSS3 Resources“, you will find articles and tutorials covered on different websites. Demos and examples are also included in this list. I tried my best to collect all useful and related information to put at one place. Still if you find something missing, kindly share it in the comments below.

1- Fully Skin able & Configurable Web Player: JW Player For HTML5

The popular web player JW Player now has a HTML5 version after its well-known Flash and Silverlight ones.

JW Player For HTML5 is a totally skinnable and configurable player based on the <video> tag of HTML5.

It is built with jQuery, and for any browser without HTML5 support, falls back to the JW Player for Flash automatically.


The player can be set to display a poster image before and/or after the video.

Also, it is possible to make it auto-play, auto-repeat, start with a pre-defined volume and much more.

Considering the player falls back to Flash, the formats supported are also the ones that can be played by Flash: Continue reading

Open source Cross-Platform Mobile Development – MoSync

MoSync is an open source SDK, with many tightly integrated components, for creating cross-platform mobile applications.

It includes compilers, runtimes, libraries, a device profile database, an emulator and more.

The kit is has an Eclipse-based IDE for C/C++ application development and comes with a detailed documentation.


Some of the built-in libraries are: graphics, audio, multimedia and TCP/HTTP/Bluetooth/SMS which enables you to interact with almost every features of mobile platforms including:

  • Android Cupcake 1.5
  • Java ME MIDP 2 (J2ME)
  • Moblin 2.x
  • Pocket PC 2003
  • Smartphone 2003
  • Symbian S60 2nd, 3rd, and 5th ed
  • Windows Mobile 5.0-6.5

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Open Source Lifestreaming & micro blogging Application – Storytlr

Storytlr is an open source lifestreaming and micro blogging application where a single installation can be used by one or many websites.

It simply enables you to create a micro-blog which can aggregate content from popular services like:

  • Delicious, Digg, StumbleUpon
  • Flickr, Picasa
  • Facebook, Twitter
  • Last.fm
  • & more


You can create mash-ups to create stories from these data or just use the application for building a website that reflects your online social life. Continue reading