[jdev] Re: Jabbers Killer App (was: The State of Our Code-bases)

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Thu Sep 2 23:51:53 CDT 2004

Bart van Bragt wrote:
> So what do we need to win 'Joe Average' over (if we want to do this)?

Joe Average definitely doesn't want to run and manage his own server. That's
why I talked about ISPs running Jabber servers.
> It would be great if I could send a message to someone that just posted
> on a bulletin board (or newsgroup) to ask a question or to give my
> support. It would be fun to be able to put an indicator on your website
> with your presence, your mood, your current tune. It would also be very
> cool if you could use your jabber client/JID to authenticate on just
> about any site (like MS Passport but better). Or being able to receive
> status updates of a package you sent or an order you placed, etc, etc.

I've been thinking about Jabberfying MyPasswordSafe, the password manager I
wrote that still needs quite a bit of work. I talked about it one night in
the jdev room. I need to invest some time into working on it. To many
things to do, so little time.
> Thoughts? Other suggestions for killer apps? How could you get your
> sister in law to switch to Jabber? :)

By unplugging the phone and refusing to communicate with her except through
Jabber. :-)

- Nolan


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