Campfire sounds off 22 Feb 2006
32 comments Latest by wdk
Just a quick note: We just implemented sound notifications in Campfire. This was the #1 customer request so far. See, we do listen!! ;)
A big part of text-chat is the audible component that lets you know there’s something new to read. So now when you’re in a Campfire chat, and someone says something new, you’ll hear a little beep (custom made by Ryan!). You can turn it on/off on a per-room basis by clicking the little grey speaker icon in the upper right corner. It saves the on/off state for you so next time you enter that room your sound preference is saved.
Sounds work when your chat window is in or out of focus. Unfortunately Safari won’t play the sound if the Campfire room’s tab isn’t the active tab (but it will if Campfire is in a separate window). Hopefully Apple will allow for that in the future.
So, thanks for the requests and keep ‘em coming. We have a lot planned for Campfire (yes, including Basecamp integration and an API), so stay tuned.