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fIRC

Posted January 5, 2009 4:24pm

APPOLICIOUS ADVISOR RATING:

2 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: Free
  • EASE OF USE: 4
  • INTERFACE: 2
  • FREQUENCY OF USE: 3
  • FEATURES: 2
  • USEFULNESS: 2
SUMMARY: A simple IRC app for the Android platform.

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fIRC is an IRC app for the Android platform. This app allows you to chat in any IRC chatroom worldwide, as long as you know the proper information to log in.

fIRC isn’t a robust client. The main screen of the app allows you to set a nickname and enter in your real name. You can also identify which IRC server and channel you wish to join. The app defaults to launching #android-chat on chat.freenode.net but you’re more than welcome to change that to whatever you like.

Once you log in, the only thing you can really do is chat. Pressing the menu button doesn’t do anything and the scroll wheel only lets you browse further up the chat. Pressing the scroll wheel down on the names of any of the usernames does absolutely nothing. So make sure you’re all about chatting or you’ll be pretty frustrated with this app.

One word of warning before using this app: you won’t be able to log into chatrooms that require a password as the app doesn’t have a spot to enter that. This can be very frustrating for hardcore IRC users as many of the better chatrooms are private or locked. If you’re just looking for a casual IRC client, then check fIRC out. If not, then you can pass on this app.

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