wIRC now available in the 2.1 App Catalog | webOS Nation

wIRC now available in the 2.1 App Catalog

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Wed, 22 Jun 2011 4:34 pm EDT

After nearly two years of development, the IRC Client for webOS 2.1 devices, wIRC, has finally been released by the WebOS Internals team to the official HP webOS App Catalog. wIRC was the first app being developed for webOS that took advantage of both the SDK and PDK to become a hybrid app, and is built with open source licensing to allow anyone to add to or modify the code for their own uses. Don't know what IRC is or how you can use it? As the description tells us,

"Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a widely used real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing protocol. IRC is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message as well as chat and data transfer (including file sharing)."

This is the same app that was the first to get approval from HP to share screenshots of the Enyo/TouchPad version of the app, though this is not that version (the wIRC app that is available right now is for smartphones running webOS 2.1).

You can grab the official app from the catalog for $4.29, or head to their forums to see what else the developers are working on. Or you could get into the app the right way and join the #wirc or #webos-internals IRC channels on Freenode to talk with the developers directly. As we told you before, we'll get you a review of the app as soon as we can. Keep your eyes open for that to show up soon.

Source: wIRC (webOS App Catalog); Via: Twitter (@DontBlameOil)