chat on android (in General)

Coheed January 12 2011 5:12 PM EST

Is there any way to get chat to work on my Android phone? HTC evo Android 2.2

AdminLamuness January 12 2011 5:36 PM EST

Android does not have a full Java VM, and therefore does not currently support java applets in the browser.

Many java applets use Swing or AWT for the UI. The Android Java implementation needs to add support for those.

Coheed January 12 2011 5:53 PM EST

Ah I see. Thank you for the swift reply.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 12 2011 6:26 PM EST

I used RDP software to remote into my home machines for a while...

Coheed January 12 2011 7:06 PM EST

I might look into that. thank you

AdminNightStrike January 13 2011 9:31 AM EST

The mobile network is fast enough to handle RDP?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 13 2011 11:36 AM EST

You don't listen at all do you... I've been trying to explain to you how awesome a smart phone can be for years now.

It's not only fast enough, it works great tunneled over SSH

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] January 13 2011 12:53 PM EST

speaking of that, does anyone know enough about android programming to say how difficult it would be to make an android (or apple for that matter) app that only allows fighting of your favorites list and answering of bot checks?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 13 2011 1:54 PM EST

In my limited understanding, making an app that opens the browser full screen with CB's full interface is easy, customizing CB to be more touch friendly with CSS is a little more difficult, and adding a flash or html 5 based chat client is even possible longer term.
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