Someone made a video on how to use Chatlr. I’m counting this as my fifteen minutes of fame. It’s all downhill from here.
Don’t let people accuse you of anything. Chatlr has no authority. It is for you to forge your dreams of Tumblr chatting.
I received an email from a Chatlr user and I thought I’d share.
I briefly used Chatlr over a year ago, and was impressed by it, in terms of how well it worked and the amount of users on. I’m not trying to sound facetious here, but what happened? Do you know why so many users have stopped using it? It’s kind of interesting how users all flock to one product, make it uber popular, and then it just dies down, at no fault of the developers. This has happened with several mobile apps, too. It might be interesting to publish any user data you had, to see if the users gradually came/went away, or flocked there (ie highest number of connected users a day, or something).
The success of Chatlr hinged on Tumblr awareness. If I were to provide an infographic, you’d see a series of peaks and valleys all correlating to groups of Tumblr blogs based on country. I think it started with the United States, then Italy, then Mexico, then Chile, etc. Each previous country group seemed to complain about the new group and the cycle would continue. It was fun to watch.
I think if anything, I released Chatlr with too many performance issues so any initial popularity was sort of destroyed when it would crash hourly. Now I just keep it running because it is a fun project and the only way I actively keep up with Node.JS.
I tend to flock towards projects that leech off of other people’s APIs and platforms. I’ve additionally made a YouTube mixtape, an emerging charts app for SXSW, and a FourSquare Pokemon project, all with varying degrees of success, but they all relied on another API. It’s just fun to play with other people’s data.
You speak of dreams where Chatlr is an official part of Tumblr yet she is just a rogue service in the forest of hope.
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Of course. Chile is now starred.
(Un)fortunately, Chatlr has suddenly become very popular again and the servers are under a lot of load. Sadly, since Chatlr is a pet project, it simply doesn’t have the kind of revenue to afford better servers as it’s already taking a loss.
All public chatrooms are listed on the lower left side of chatlr.com while chatting. We are working to correct display issues in mobile devices.
Private and Non Favorite Public rooms are ephemeral and exist as long as someone is in there. If you want to go back in, simply “Create” the room again and you can enter it.
It is up to Chatlr admins to favorite popular rooms. If you see a room becoming popular, feel free to Ask Chatlr and an admin will possibly favorite the room.