Thursday, September 15, 2011

Web Client Auto Fill

Important:  You need at least Flash 10.3 in your browser for this feature.

You can have the ReelPortal web client automatically fill in these fields: name, room, and key.  To do that, you need to specify them in the URL of the ReelPortal web address.  Here's an example:,room=Test,key=123

You can specify any combination of the 3 fields.  If you just want someone to join you in a room with no key, just send them this URL:

All they need to do is click on the URL, enter a name, then click OK to sign on.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FaceBook Page

You can help spread the word on ReelPortal, by Like this FaceBook page:

ReelPortal on FaceBook

LimeTrip had created a video of ReelPortal on the Playbook here:

If you decide to make a video, please let me know :).

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Features Added

Note:  iOS users will have to wait for version 1.0.2 from the App Store.

The following commands have been added to the text chat window:

/j  [room] [key] - join or create a room
/p  [room] - join or create a Public room
/p - join the Main Public room
/r - list all public rooms
/w - list users in the current room
/w [room] - list users the specified public room.
/i [nick] - invite a user to join your room
/o - log out
/q - quit app

All public rooms shall have a "." (dot) prefix to allow users to distinguish them from the regular private rooms.  For example, a room name ".test" is public, whereas "test" is private.

Use the "/r" command to list all public rooms currently active.  Then use "/p" to jump between public rooms.  When you jump to another room, your video/audio connections to all users in the current room will be cut, and the user list of the new room replaces the old user list.  Also, there are a couple of differences between public and private rooms:

- private rooms automatically establish video connections between users in the room, whereas public rooms do not (text chat is available in both cases)
- private rooms have a limit of 5 users per room, whereas public rooms do not

The "/o" command logs you out and return you to the home screen at the start of the app.  You can then sign on as a different user to a different room, and perhaps use a different server, etc.

The "/q" command exits the app, just like the Exit button.  This command is not applicable on iOS, since you can exit via the Home button there.

Note that the original commands are preceded by the slash ("/").  However, in this NEW version, you can also use a period (".") instead.  So ".h" is the same command as "/h".

Future version will incorporate these new features into the GUI as well.