Server-to-Server interop with Google Talk now live January 18, 2006Posted by James Webster in : google, xmpp , trackback
As speculated by Melo, the server-to-server port of Google Talk is now live (via Om). The days of proprietary IM networks are now numbered. Or are they? Despite the breathless praise that many are heaping on Google (and don’t get me wrong, this is a GOOD THING) I think it will be a while before we see much migration away from MSN or YIM. The fact is, those networks and their clients have all sorts of additional ‘value-added’ ‘features’, such stock alerts, a million different smilies, parlour games, video chat, etc, etc that have hooked many of their users. If you are using messaging purely to CHAT however (now there’s an idea!), you should take a long look at what XMPP offers you.
I am eagerly looking forward to seeing the new applications that will be built on top of XMPP due to the broader take up given Google’s participation.