[noun] Prolonged and idle discussion.
Palaver stands for improvident prolonged chat. We think that mobile communication should be possible without the worry of your privacy being compromised.
IRC is a protocol that has only been popular for a very select group of people. With Palaver we try to simplify the use of this protocol to enable new users to easily start using secure chatroom based chat, without bothering them with hard technical nuisances. Palaver is easy to use, quick and secure.
Palaver is built and maintained by Kyle Fuller, with the help of Decode for most graphical work.
Palaver is currently available on iPhone, iPod and iPad.
The source of Palaver itself is closed, but under the name of Cocode Labs we release a ton of great open source pieces that Palaver relies on. Check it out!
For push notifications you will first need to have ZNC. ZNC is a service that allows you to stay online on IRC indefinitely; even when you're gone. Install ZNC on a server as described here. When installed you need to install the ZNC palaver plugin. You will find more information about this plugin here.
Palavers stays connected in the background for up to 30 seconds. iOS does not allow apps to stay connected for longer than 30 seconds. In previous versions of iOS this used to be longer, the limit has been 10 minutes, then 3 minutes, and finally the 30 seconds we have today.
We encourage checking out network such as ergo.chat, or a bouncer such as ZNC instead.
Feel free to contact us.
ZNC is a service that allows you to stay online on IRC indefinitely; even when you're gone. It also allows you to receive push notifications with the Palaver plugin. Check out the ZNC wiki for more information.
If you're using Planio as your IRC server, you won't need to install anything as Palaver push notifications are supported out of the box.
Get your own copy of Palaver now:Download from the App Store