qicr lite IRC client beta

qicr lite IRC client beta

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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An update?! Say what?! It's about time!

NEW:
* Widgets for Android 3.0 and up! Open as many channels as you want at the same time, from the home screen, multitask with ease! (Experimental)
* Android 4.1 and up: Chat without leaving your current app, choose 'Chat' from the notification! Tons of awesome

So many changes and improvements, give it a shot, this is totally worth your time!

This is still an early beta/alpha as it's not feature-complete. Please be sure to submit all Force Close errors.

chat about qicr on irc.freenode.net/#qicr

Please report any issues and feedback via IRC or email, comments are not monitored and cannot be addressed.

Known Issues:

* Any UI glitches can usually be resolved by pressing back, and then opening the qicr running notification
* Physical keyboard input is forcibly sent to the input-line. Other text inputs need to be filled in using the soft keyboard for now. (e.g. add/edit server)
* Sometimes a channel stops sending/receiving output (please help in reproducing/diagnosing) -- possibly server disconnects without actually being reflected in UI
* No way to cancel connecting (can change the icon to say disconnect, but it doesn't stop)
* Rotating the device while on the add server dialog will clear the dialog and lose information that has not been saved
* Server Add/Edit dialog does not render well when switching day/night modes

Features:
* Fast
* Nick colors (nicks are randomly assigned 1 of 10 colors to easily follow conversations)
* Unified, modern UI on Android 2.2 and up
* Lag timer (periodically ping self to determine connection lag; on servers tab)
* Configurable quad-mode channel navigation: swipe between all channels no matter the mode, choice of tabbed UI, a drop down menu in the actionbar, or drawer menu that slides in from the left.
* CTCP commands, including /ping
* SSL support
* BNC support (znc tested)
* Raw command support (/raw)
* Multiple-servers single-view
* Swipe and tab between channels
* Nick completion = search button (multi-tap capable)
* Full Honeycomb and ICS (phone and tablet) optimization
* Full external keyboard support on Android 3.0+ (ALT-1 through ALT-0 and ALT-Q through ALT-P = Tabs 1 through 20; CTRL-TAB and CTRL-SHIFT-TAB = forward and back tabs)
* /help for a list of implemented commands
* Speech recognition support, press the button and end a sentence with "over" to automatically send. Say "clear line" to erase the text area.
* New message notifications
* Monospaced font (DejaVuSansMono for pre-ICS) for proper text alignment.
* Nick colors

Future features:
* Last read line marker
* Zebra-striping messages
* Font size customization
* Notification customization (ringtone and led color)
* Configurable command char (default /)
* SASL support (depending on demand)
* Scripting support (javascript; depending on demand)
* More /commands (/ping, /whois, /topic, /kick, /mode, etc.)
* irc:// URL protocol support (depending on demand)
* Implement android.app.backup.BackupAgent support
* IRC logs (do people really want this? 5-star show of hands ;-))
* Channel owner and super-op flags (for rizon, & and ~)
* DCC support, depending on demand

Trivia:
* Written in Scala, not Java
* Open sourced on github (https://github.com/pfn/qicr)

Beta, Lite and Premium details:
This is currently an early beta, bugs are present and features are still missing. Loyal beta users will be upgraded to the premium version automatically (in app) will require a google account authorization when it becomes ready (oauth to an appengine site). Once qicr lite leaves beta, it will be restricted to 3 open tabs or tabs can be unrestricted if one wishes to see ads. The premium version will be sold as a separate app. In addition to all of this, the app itself will be open-sourced, so those too cheap to pay for a Premium version can build it for themselves.

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Recently changed in this version

0.3.5:
* stability fixes
* always show scrollbar on widget
* reverse behavior of notifications (chat/open button)
* colorize ctcp
* widget bugfixes
* keyboard focus bugfix
* settings rotation bugfix
* autoreconnect on connectivity change
0.2:
* Improve nicklist visibility
* Expandable notification blingness
* Clickable nicks
* Fix /ctcp
* Implement /whois and /whowas
0.1:
* Configurable sliding drawer navigation
* Improve text contrast in dark/light themes
* Nick coloring


Comments and ratings for qicr lite IRC client beta
  • (66 stars)

    by Frowny Brownee on 08/04/2014

    Fantastic app, shows some really great potential. The only major thing it's missing is DCC support, at the moment I have to have 2 IRC clients installed since I DCC a lot, I hope you'll fix this in the near future, if you know what I mean. ;)

  • (66 stars)

    by George Whitehead on 25/02/2014

    Great app, but without dcc support is kind of rubbish. Please add!

  • (66 stars)

    by haytham-med haytham on 31/01/2014

    Nice irc client, nice widget layout, and open source Slide from right to left on text input bar, starting from mic icon, to see a user list

  • (66 stars)

    by Honza Dančák on 30/12/2013

    App is in beta, found several bugs (would report if I knew where) but still better than any other free IRC client I tried.

  • (66 stars)

    by Honza Dančák on 30/12/2013

    App is in beta, found several bugs (would report if I knew where) but still better than any other free IRC client I tried.

  • (66 stars)

    by Adam Dawson on 06/12/2013

    Would love to see this app be developed a bit more, it has potential. The only issues I've had so far is with an issue where sometimes after closing and reopening, room text is invisible and that the highlight query only seems to capture highlights from o

  • (66 stars)

    by OmegaUltima . on 06/12/2013

    Would love to see this app be developed a bit more, it has potential. The only issues I've had so far is with an issue where sometimes after closing and reopening, room text is invisible and that the highlight query only seems to capture highlights from o