BlaB! WS Pro

BlaB! WS Pro Demo



BlaB! WS Pro is a realtime group chat system (client & server) based on websockets. Client app and Admin CP are with mobile friendly responsive design, HTML5 and CSS3 compliant, support any browser and HiDPI displays ready. BlaB! WS Pro is tiny - all that users load with their browsers is less than 200kB (about 60kB gzipped) in 5 HTTP requests and most of it is cached (including interface elements, JS/CSS files, sound notifications and emoticons; does NOT include avatars, stickers, audio & video which are loaded if/when needed). The client side is written in PHP, HTML/CSS and JavaScript and using MySQL as a backend. The server side is written in Python and compiled with all dependencies in a single executable file.

 

 

Requirements (self-hosted client, server hosted on our servers)

 

Requirements (self-hosted client & self-hosted server)

 

Features

 

ESC-centric - the ESC key closes any element that is on top and opens the main panel in chat and the menu in Admin CP. On mobile, a swipe from the left edge opens the main panel in chat and the menu in Admin CP. Users can scroll with arrow keys, mouse wheel and by dragging. A double click swaps between select mode and drag to scroll mode.

 

Any file can be uploaded and posted in chat: images, audio mp3 and video mp4 that are recognized automatically and can be streamed while a link to any other file is displayed instead. Users can share and watch YouTube & Vimeo videos, Giphy GIFs, post & listen to SoundCloud tracks, playlists and AudioBoom podcasts. Users can post an address and display in chat a map (Google Maps), source code (the language is recognized and highlighted) and there is also an IRC-like /roll dice feature (up to 99d99 with sum/avg).

 

Channels and Rooms

Channels

A channel is a separate installation of BlaB! WS Pro client that communicates to a separate instance of blabws-pro-server. Channels are totally isolated from one another and with separate admin panels. Channels can share users, user groups (group permissions can be the same or different) and static files: emoticons, stickers, sounds etc. With a self-hosted server you can install multiple channels under one domain at no additional cost.

Rooms

Rooms are separate chat spaces under one channel. Every chatter is connected to all the rooms and receives any message posted in any room with a visual notification and a different sound notification for messages posted in background.

A typical installation with 3 channels and 3 rooms per channel can be seen at our demo site: DEMO #3.

 

Integration with forums and CMS

BlaB! WS Pro supports integration with IPS Suite (v4.x), Joomla, MyBB, phpBB3 (3.1+), Simple Machines, Vanilla(v2.3), vBulletin (v5.x), Woltlab Suite, WordPress, Xenforo. People registered and logged onto your forum/CMS enter the chat with their usernames directly, without a login prompt.

If you would like to integrate with another forum/CMS - contact us prior to placing your order.

BlaB! WS Pro is NOT a Module, Plugin, Add-on. It does NOT touch your forum/CMS installation so that you can upgrade it easily and even switch BlaB! WS Pro to work with another, e.g. remove phpBB and install vBulletin and by replacing a couple of variables, BlaB! WS Pro will recognize your vBulletin users the same way it did it with phpBB. The registration/login part of BlaB! WS Pro still exists. It depends on your settings whether people are allowed to register new BlaB! WS Pro accounts.

You can import user groups from your forum or CMS so that moderators are moderators in chat, those who are banned are not allowed to send chat messages etc. A Forum/CMS user enters the chat with permissions based on their PRIMARY group from your forum/CMS no matter how many groups he/she is a members of. There are also some differences:

We provide information and step-by-step instructions how to embed BlaB! WS Pro into IPS Suite 4, Joomla, MyBB, phpBB, Vanilla, vBulletin 5, Woltlab Suite, WordPress and Xenforo using an available option in their ACP to create static pages or a similar plugin.

 

BlaB! WS Pro Demo


 

  • BlaB! WS Pro (client & server): USD 7500
  • Allows you to run multiple instances (client & server) under one domain.
  • One year support and upgrades (not a subscription; your chat will continue to work afterwards).
  • We accept PayPal, credit cards and wire transfers.
ORDER BLAB! WS PRO (client & server)

 

  • BlaB! WS Pro (client only): USD 3500
  • Two months blabws-server-pro hosting included.
  • We accept PayPal, credit cards and wire transfers.
ORDER BLAB! WS PRO (client only)

 

Members Only!


Notifications - select sounds & create your own notification file
  • Download emoticon packs {Emoji One - default & Noto Emoji}
    Unzip and replace emocodes.php and emoticons.css in the main BlaB! WS Pro (client) folder. Rebuild the cache from ACP » Settings.

  • Download avatar packs
    Unzip and upload in BlaB! WS Pro /avatars. Rebuild the cache from ACP » Settings. Create your own avatars at face.co or hexatar.com. Geek avatars are provided by GoodStuffNoNonsense. All avatars are editable with Inkscape.

  • Download sticker packs
    Unzip and upload in a separate folder(s) under /stickers. Rebuild the cache from ACP » Settings. All stickers are editable with Inkscape.

Page updated: 2018-07-08

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