January 11, 2007

Chatopus is a Jabber/XMPP client for instant messaging (IM) on the Palm OS platform. The client adds feature-rich instant messaging and presence functionality to Palm devices, enabling Palm users to instantly communicate to other wireless and wired users.

Chatopus allows users to communicate with Jabber contacts. What's more, it also supports the transport aspects of Jabber, allowing users to establish links to other instant messaging solutions including MSN Messenger, ICQ, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, GaduGadu, Sametime and others.

Chatopus can also be used to receive real-time news via RSS feeds.


* Basic Chat
* Message history, exportable to Memopad
* Offline message reading
* Interoperability with MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, GaduGadu and Sametime
* Support Google Talk service and Gizmo Project
* Multiple accounts of the same type. (see article)
* Bots support (see article)
* SMS transport support (see article)
* Runs in background in Palm OS
* Aubile, vibration and visual alerts with Palm OS 5 enhanced audio1
* Customizable sound effects (get sounds)
* Multiple profiles
* Group support
* Option to show online users only
* Color and hi-resolution support (including QVGA resolutions)
* Portrait and landscape mode support
* Virtual Graffiti / Dynamic Input Area support
* Single-handed operation with 5-way navigation support2 and Sony Clie's jog dial support
* Unicode support
* Power savings with auto screen-off and LED Blinking3
* Different font sizes
* Look up a user's information with photos (New)
* Full presence subscription management (New)
* Speak instant messages (text-to-speech support) (New)
* SSL support4
* Over-the-air Jabber account creation (New)
* Over-the-air gateway or transport (e.g. AIM, ICQ, MSN or Yahoo) registration
* Multiple access methods, including Bluetooth, 802.11b, IR, GSM dial-up, high-speed GPRS, PalmModem...etc

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