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iZuZ Web IM for Mobile Phones (Test Only)

We are testing our new iZuZ Web IM for Mobile Phone. So if you have an iPhone, Android phone or other smartphones with WebKit browser, you can take a test for your Gtalk, MSN, Yahoo Messenger or AIM:

http://izuz.net/m.html

This web IM for mobile phone has a simpler UI than our traditional web IM at http://izuz.net/ . But the code base is still considered too large for mobile phone. And Android emulator seems to be hung. 🙂

Desktop user, who would prefer to this simpler UI, can also use it.

And please give us feedback if possible, thanks in advance!

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izuz.net Web IM 20080929 Update

We are very pleased to announce our izuz.net’s web IM 20080929 update:

1. We now support avatar in MSN/Windows Live Messenger and AIM.

2. We fixed bugs on MSN and AIM, so chatting through izuz.net is much stabler than before.

3. Other UI bugs.

We are working out for other improvements of our web IM services. Please let us know what your thoughts are.

P.S.

We also added some international description pages for other languages besides English:

French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Russian, Arabic,

ChineseSimplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Japanese

The translation is powered by Google Translate.

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Google Chrome is Supported on izuz.net Web IMs

Google Chrome was released some days ago and we found that about 3%-5% of our visitors used this new browser for our web IM servies. But those early users may meet crashing with izuz.net’s web IM services. So we decided to support this hot browser as fast as possible.

After making tons of tests and fixing all those nasty bugs of izuz.net web IM services on Google Chrome and other browsers, we just updated our web IM services to version 20080921. And Google Chrome is well supported.

And according to the testing result, we strongly recommend all of izuz.net web IM users to install Google Chrome. Here are our reasons:

  • It is much faster than any current available browsers.
    According to our tests on loading speed, here is our recommendation order:

    1. Google Chrome
    2. Firefox 3.0+
    3. Safari 3.1+
    4. Internet Explorer 7.0+
    5. Opera 9.25+
    6. Firefox 2.0.*
    7. Internet Explorer 6.0
  • It is much easier to load the web IM pages into a standalone window.
  • You can create izuz.net’s web IM “application shortcuts” on your desktop, and load it from your desktop.

Hope to hear feedback from our Google Chrome users.

BTW: Here is our web IM services list:

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New Web IM Server: uziz.net (in Beta Test)

We are very pleased to invite our active web IM users to take a beta test of our new web IM service server: http://uziz.net/

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http://uziz.net/ provides users with the same web IM services as http://izuz.net, like Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger and others. uziz.net is hosted on a different server to provide users with more choices on accessibility.

Attention: This uziz.net service is on beta test, so there is no guarantee on service quality. Services may be interrupted for server adjustment.

Hope to hear your feedbacks ( http://blog.izuz.net/bug-report/ ).

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Enabling RSA Login Encryption

For your security concern about your IM account, http://izuz.net web IM now encrypts your password using RSA (512bit) algorithm before sending out your login request.

RSA is the well-known encryption for public/private key algorithm, commonly used in certificates. And HTTPS protocol is an HTTP protocol using SSL channel, which is based on RSA. Once upon a time, we recommended you to use https://izuz.net/gtalk/ for safer communication. As using HTTP protocol, all requests are not encrypted and there are chances (even though the chance is little) that someone may sniff your login request package and parse out your login account and password. Using HTTPS protocol, RSA encrypted package won’t be decrypted. So even someone may sniff your request package but will never parse out your password. So HTTPS communication is considered a safer way for web IM. But HTTPS is much slower than HTTP, as encrypting and decrypting package require more CPU times for both server and browser.

And now, izuz.net web IM supports password RSA encryption. It means that you do not need HTTPS protocol any more. Your password is already encrypted in HTTP protocol, so your password won’t be leaked. So if you only concern about login security problem, you can switch back to http://izuz.net/gtalk/ as it will be faster in both loading and chatting.

Enabling RSA encryption may cause your extra 0.1s-1s in each login, but it is important that you get a much safer web IM experience.

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Alpha of izuz Web IM services

For a quick update:

izuz.net now release its long awaited Web IM services: http://izuz.net/ (Alpha now). It supports multiple protocols (Google Talk, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM) and multiple logins for each IM service. It fixed lots of known bugs of izuz’s previous web IM services.

Please give it a trial and tell us what you thought.

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izuz.net Met Lots of Downtime

These days, izuz.net server was down frequently. We are working to fix the problem. We are sorry for the inconveniences.

If you find our web gtalk, msn live, yahoo!, aim servics are down, please take a try later.

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izuz.net Web Yahoo! Messenger Available

We are pleased to announce that izuz.net is now providing web Yahoo! Messenger service for our visitor.

Yahoo! Messenger is a popular advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic “Yahoo! ID” which also allows access to other Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive new email. Yahoo! also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories.

Yahoo! Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on 1998-03-09.

Currently, the provided web Y! Messenger is using the same UI of Gtalk desktop client. The native Yahoo! Messenger UI is under plan, and it may come out some days later. And avatar is not supported yet. Please let us know your opinions.

If you would like other IM services being available by izuz.net, please let us know.

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izuz Web AIM Available

We are pleased to announce that izuz.net is now providing JavaScript web AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) service for beta testers.

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is an advertisement-supported proprietary instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time. It was released by AOL in May of 1997. Stand-alone official AIM client software is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Mac OS X, and Linux. The software has a large share of the instant messaging market (with 52% of the total reported as of 2006), placing it ahead of the combined total user base of the two closest rivals.

Currently, the provided web AIM is using the same UI of Gtalk desktop client. The native AIM client UI is under plan, and it may come out some days later. And avatar and typing notification are not supported yet. Please let us know your opinions.

If you would like other IM services being available by izuz.net, please let us know.

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I Talk, You Talk, We Talk

Hi, we think that communications between people are very important for all of us, both offline and online. And instant message, including mobile SMS and PC IM, help people for a better life. So izuz.net is trying to provide free web IM services, like web Gtalk and web MSN Live Messenger, for all visitors. More web services, like web AIM, web Yahoo! messenger may be provided in the near future, please keep tuned.

From feedbacks of some users, some companies may block common IM service ports in their gateway so its employers can not use common IM services. But we think that this is a bad idea for most of the employers. We believe that communications may help employers to be more innovative and more productive. So lots of service providers are on to provide web IM service through normal HTTP 80 port, which may always be open to all. So is izuz.net.

izuz.net’s web Gtalk is unique, as it uses the same familiar UI as Google desktop Gtalk UI, which helps user to get a better experience for talking smoothly and happily. So we think choosing izuz.net as your default web IM provider is the correct choice.

This blog is setup to talk more about IM, and may mainly focus on web IM technologies. And this blog is also a place for our users to report bugs and make feature requests.

I talk, you talk, we talk. We hope we will provide you a better services.

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