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BlaB! WS Pro

A realtime group chat system (client & websocket server) with P2P voice and video calls. The client app and Admin CP are with mobile friendly responsive design, HTML5 and CSS3 compliant, support any browser and HiDPI displays ready. The client side is written in PHP, HTML/CSS and JavaScript and using MySQL as a backend. The websocket server is a single Linux executable with no dependencies.

 

Features

  • Supports any browser incl. mobile browsers, no HTML/JS/CSS errors/warnings.
  • 100% HTML5 and CSS3 compliant, PHP5/PHP7/PHP8 compatible: no PHP errors, warnings or notices.
  • Blazingly fast and responsive even on low-end smartphones and tablets.
  • Best viewed on any device - from 4-inch smartphones to huge 8k displays.
  • Resizable layout, run it fullscreen or in iframes as small as 360x360px (see the video above).
  • Registration system allowing 'guest' users.
  • 🏅 VIP users with VIP codes that can be sold 💰.
  • A custom panel tab and a top-panel block to load custom content such as online radio station.
  • Frontend translated in 🇨🇿 Čeština, 🇩🇰 Dansk, 🇩🇪 Deutsch, 🇬🇷 Ελληνικά, 🇬🇧 English, 🇪🇸 Español, 🇫🇷 Français, 🇮🇩 bahasa Indonesia, 🇮🇹 Italiano, 🇭🇺 Magyar, 🇳🇱 Nederlands, 🇵🇱 Polski, 🇧🇷 Português-BR, 🇷🇴 Română, 🇷🇺 Русский, 🇦🇱 Shqip, 🇸🇪 Svenska, 🇹🇷 Türkçe.
  • Widgets - display information such as users online, latest visitors, top10 chatters on external pages.
  • Innovative method to reset forgotten passwords without sending emails.
  • Online status: Online, Away, Occupied, Unavailable, DND
  • Ignore option - chatters can choose to hide messages from other chatters.
  • Private one-2-one chats inside the main chat box.
  • Offline messages to/from chatters in the PM log.
  • Flood control - forced interval between messages.
  • Different sound notifications on (1) new messages, (2) when users enter/leave chat, (3) private messages, (4) messages in background.
  • Material icons native emojis, stickers & Tenor GIFs.
  • Doodle, share and play doodles in chat, doodle on images.
  • User settings: language, sound on/off, 24h/12h. Automatic timezone.
  • UTF-8 multilanguage support incl. usernames with non-Latin letters.
  • Splash page - a front page with a chat widget (who is online, statistics etc) and links to login/register pages.
  • Predefined mottos, users can put their own one-line motto instead.
  • A set of avatars to pick from and an option to upload an image/photo.
  • Users can create and vote in polls
  • TextStreams - streaming text for poems, jokes, greetings
  • Quiz games with scores and global score. Quiz datasets with 40k questions provided in our download center.
  • Room and PM transcripts
  • User groups with permissions. Adjustable rules to automatically move users from one group to another.
  • Stealth users - invisible in chat; do not appear in logs
  • Admins & Moderators can kick/gag and ban users and IP addresses directly from chat.
  • VPN & Proxy Guard - users behind VPN and proxies are not allowed to enter the chat.
  • Your own (icon, name) custom PWA App that works on desktop and mobile.
  • Brand-free: there is no 'powered by' line and no link back to us.
  • Free install and integration on request.
  • Mobile friendly and easy-to-use server console to manage your server in case you host it on our servers.

 

Chat keyboard shortcuts / touchscreen gestures

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. CTRL+SHIFT+1-9 activates rooms 1-9. CTRL+SHIFT+L/R arrows cycles through rooms.

 

Share files/youtube/mp3/video

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, Twitch.TV & Vimeo videos, post & listen to SoundCloud and MixCloud tracks, playlists. 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. From version 19.11↗ - hidden rooms: only selected user groups can see and chat in hidden rooms.

 

Voice and video messages in chat

BlaB! WS Pro supports voice & video messages in Firefox, Firefox Mobile and any desktop/mobile Chromium based browser - Chrome, Chrome Mobile, Opera, Brave, Vivaldi. The length and the quality of a voice/video message can be adjusted from the Admin CP.

  • Presently Apple Safari (both desktop and mobile) and Microsoft Internet Explorer are NOT supported - the required API is not available in these browsers.
  • If you install BlaB! WS Pro (client) on a hosting service with UPLOAD_MAX_SIZE=1M the max length of a video message would be around 10 seconds (see our demo chats as a reference).

 

P2P voice and video calls

BlaB! WS Pro supports P2P voice and video calls over WebRTC in all modern desktop & mobile browsers. A P2P voice/video call requires on both sides:

  • A modern browser that supports WebRTC (latest Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Chromium derivates).
  • Obviously hardware equipment - microphone and camera.
  • Decent hardware & Internet connection to encode-broadcast-receive-decode compressed media streams.
  • P2P calls may be prevented by a restrictive firewall or a complicated NAT (Network Address Translation).

 

Machines

Chat bots (Machines)

TimeMachine displays messages and announcements at intervals. TheGodFather scans public & private messages and replies with predefined phrases on a keyword match. NewsMachine responds with the latest news (country-wise & language-wise) on a keyword match or posts random news in chat. GIF machine posts a GIF image when a keyword match is found. Aunt Hedwig delivers in chat external content such as tweets, RSS Facebook posts. Bling Machine displays in chat fullscreen animations, announcements and adverts.

More about machines...

 

Share location in chat screenshot

 

Integration with forums and CMS

Chat integration (single signin + import groups) with Wordpress, Joomla, Invision Community, MyBB, phpBB3, Simple Machines, Vanilla, vBulletin, Woltlab Suite, Xenforo

BlaB! WS Pro supports integration with Flarum, IPS Suite (v4.x), Joomla, MyBB, phpBB3 (3.1+), Simple Machines, Vanilla, 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:

  • Flarum - Admin, Members and one custom group
  • Vanilla - 3 hardcoded groups: Admin, Moderator, Member
  • Woltlab Suite - permissions are based on Ranks
  • Joomla - custom groups are NOT supported, the user is considered a member of the group (from Assigned User Groups) with the greatest ID between 1 and 9
  • WordPress - 4 hardcoded groups: Contributor, Author, Editor, Administrator (alternative WordPress extension that imports all WP groups is available upon request)

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.

 

Requirements (self-hosted PHP/MySQL client, websocket server hosted on our servers)

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Requirements (self-hosted PHP/MySQL client & self-hosted websocket server)

 

BlaB! WS Pro
selfhosted client + 3 months websocket hosting
3500 USD
Renewal 990 USD / month
+ VAT/SaleTax if applicable
  • ✔ Discount on renewing for 5+ months
  • ✔ Infinite support & software updates
  • ✔ Free installation service on request
  • ✔ All additions (sticker packs, quizzes etc)
  • ✔ All TGF Extensions
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BlaB! WS Pro
selfhosted client & selfhosted websocket server
9500 USD
one-time fee 
+ VAT/SaleTax if applicable
  • ✔ Multiple instances under 1 domain
  • ✔ 12 months support & software updates
  • ✔ Free installation service on request
  • ✔ All additions (sticker packs, quizzes etc)
  • ✔ All TGF Extensions
  •  

 

Tax based on your location such as VAT in EU, Norway, Switzerland & Taiwan, GST in Australia & New Zealand and Sales Tax in some US states will be added if applicable. FastSpring.com is responsible for calculating, collecting and sending VAT / GST / Sales Tax to your state/country. VAT registered company? Enter your VAT ID in the provided box to purchase without VAT.
On a successful purchase your order will be processed within 24 hours. Within 24 hours you will receive an email with information how to create an account at our support center. Once your account is set, you can login and download your copy of the software. Still waiting for your registration message? CONTACT US
Please make sure that you meet the requirements specified above. We can provide a refund in case that our product cannot be installed on your server. This means that both you and our staff are unable to install the product.

Page updated: 2021-11-05