Mibbit provides users with access to chat tools and a chat network. The application is flexible and can be used in a number of ways. Users can chat online without downloading software. With a click, the user is given the option of thousands of IRC networks. These include AndroidIRC, AnimeCorp, Mozilla, NetGamers, FirewirezNet, LinuxFire, OnlineGamesNet, VirtuaLife, and ZTecNet. There are many options with a number of different themed chats. Mibbit also allows includes a handy search feature so users can find a chat by name or keyword. Website owners can get the Mibbit widget which can be embedded for on site chatting. Other Mibbit features include YouTube playback, Twitter integration, real time language translation through Google, .doc and PDF viewer, skins and custom settings.
Mibbit was founded by Jimmy Moore in January of 2008. Based in the United Kingdom, Mibbit provides users with many ways to chat through thousands of IRC rooms. Today, Moore handles development of Mibbit.
There are more ways to chat online than any one person could ever use. However users who want to get in touch with a room full of others can easily find it through Mibbit’s access to thousands of IRC chat rooms. The site also offers a widget for website owners who want to integrate a chat room for their users.
The Mibbit website uses minimal clutter and a unique design to provide its services to users. The color scheme is primarily white with hints of green and eye-catching images of a frog. Users can easily find the link to begin searching IRC chats as well as another for access to the widget along the center of the homepage. Most users will have no problem learning how to get around Mibbit.
Users can begin accessing chats and Mibbit features without registering. By clicking on the purple “start chat now” link on the homepage, the user is taken to the chat form. This includes a drop down box that provides a lengthy list of available IRC chats. The user can also enter a nickname (which auto populates with a random name that can be changed) and desired channel. If the user prefers to create an account, they can click on the grey “Create an account” link in the top, right hand corner of the chat page. The registration form requires a username and password.
Mibbit offers a helpful service, but it would be lacking if a subscription fee was required. The good news is that anyone can register for a Mibbit account for free. As soon as the user submits their name and password, they are given access to account features. There is no charge for joining IRC chats or any other services available on Mibbit.
Mibbit provides a helpful service for users who want to chat or who own a website. Chat room users can access thousands of IRC chat rooms with various themes. Website owners can embed chats into their sites to offer users more interactive features. The free price tag makes it easy to fit Mibbit into any budget, even a non existent one.