Comparison of mobile Internet Relay Chat clients

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The following tables compare general and technical information between a number of IRC client programs for mobile devices. Please see the individual products articles for further information. This article is not all-inclusive or necessarily up-to-date.

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General

Basic general information about the clients: creator/company, license/price etc. Clients listed on a light purple background are no longer in active development.

Client Primary developers Cost Software license User interface Programming language Computing platform Website
AndroidChat Free software GNU GPL TUI, GUI ? Android [1]
AndChat Freeware Proprietary software TUI, GUI Java Android [2]
Mobile Colloquy Timothy Hatcher, Kiji Roshi Non-freeUS$1.99 BSD License GUI Objective-C iPhone OS [3]
CoolIRC Template:Refun Free software GNU GPL GUI Java Java ME Template:Refun [4]
EbIRC Shin Ise, Nobuhiro Ito Freeware
iPhone: US$3
Proprietary software GUI ? Windows Mobile
iPhone OS
[5]
fIRC Laurence Muller Free software GNU GPL GUI ? Android [6]
JedIrc Template:Refun Free software GNU GPL GUI Java Java ME Template:Refun [7]
Template:Rh2 | jmIrc Juho Vähä-Herttua Free software GNU GPL GUI Java Java ME [8]
Template:Rh2 | k-IRC Template:Refun Armond Avanes Free software GNU GPL GUI Java Java ME [9]
MtvIRC Template:Refun Free software GNU GPL GUI Java Java ME [10]
PSPIRC Ludovic Jacomme Free software GNU GPL GUI C PlayStation Portable [11]
SimpleIRC Akinwale Ariwodola Non-freeDemoware US$5 Proprietary software GUI Java Java ME [12]
upIRC Template:Refun Non-freeShareware US$10 Proprietary software GUI ? Palm OS Template:Refun [13]
Template:Rh2 | Virca Free software GNU GPL TUI Java Java ME [14]
WirelessIRC Non-freeDemoware US$20 Proprietary software GUI ? Symbian OS [15]
WLIrc Sverre Kristian Valskrå Free software GNU LGPL GUI Java Java ME [16]
Yaaic Template:Refun Sebastian Kaspari Free software GNU GPL GUI ? Android [17]
zsIRC Gargaj Free software Proprietary software GUI C++ Windows Mobile [18]
Client Primary developers Cost Software license User interface Programming language Computing platform Website

Release history

A brief overview of the release history.

Client First public release First stable release Latest stable release
Date Version Date Version
AndroidChat 2008 Template:Latest stable software release/AndroidChat
AndChat 2008 Template:Latest stable software release/AndChat
Mobile Colloquy January 28, 2009 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Mobile Colloquy
CoolIRC Template:Latest stable software release/CoolIRC
EbIRC September 24, 2006 0.01 Template:Latest stable software release/EbIRC
fIRC December 22, 2008 0.1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/fIRC
JedIrc 2007 Template:Latest stable software release/JedIrc
Template:Rh2 | jmIrc May 14, 2004 0.60 Template:Latest stable software release/jmIrc
Template:Rh2 | k-IRC August 20, 2002 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/k-IRC
MtvIRC Template:Latest stable software release/MtvIRC
PSPIRC July 20, 2007 1.0.1 Template:Latest stable software release/PSPIRC
upIRC September 18, 2001 1.0.0 Template:Latest stable software release/upIRC
Template:Rh2 | Virca 2003 0.0.1 Template:Latest stable software release/Virca
WirelessIRC ? Template:Latest stable software release/WirelessIRC
WLIrc September 15, 2003 0.90 Template:Latest stable software release/WLIrc
Yaaic 2009 Template:Latest stable software release/Yaaic
zsIRC June 13, 2006 December 26, 2009
Client Date Version Date Version Latest stable release
First public release First stable release

Protocol support

What IRC related protocols and standards are supported by each client.

Client CTCP DCC IPv6 SSL TLS OCSP CRL
AndroidChat ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
AndChat Yes No ? Yes ? ? ?
Mobile Colloquy Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
CoolIRC Yes No No No No No No
EbIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
fIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
JedIrc Yes No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | jmIrc Yes No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | k-IRC Yes No No No No No No
MtvIRC Yes No No No No No No
PSPIRC No No No No No No No
upIRC Yes Yes No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Virca ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
WirelessIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
WLIrc ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Yaaic ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
zsIRC Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Client CTCP DCC IPv6 SSL TLS OCSP CRL

Direct Client-to-Client (DCC) support

Client CHAT Whiteboard SEND RESUME TSEND SEND T XMIT Passive DCC Server RDCC REVERSE RSEND Reverse / Firewall DCC File servers (FSERVs) XDCC
AndroidChat ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
AndChat ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Mobile Colloquy Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
CoolIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
EbIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
fIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
JedIrc No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | jmIrc No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | k-IRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
MtvIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
PSPIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
upIRC Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Virca ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
WirelessIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
WLIrc ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Yaaic ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
zsIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Client CHAT Whiteboard SEND RESUME TSEND SEND T XMIT Passive DCC Server RDCC REVERSE RSEND Reverse / Firewall DCC File servers (FSERVs) XDCC

Features

Information on what features each of the clients support.

Client Multi-server UTF-8 Proxy server irc:// URI scheme Automatic updates Scripting language
AndroidChat ? ? ? ? ? ?
AndChat Yes Yes ? ? Yes ?
Mobile Colloquy Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
CoolIRC No Yes Yes Template:Refun No No Yes
EbIRC ? Yes ? ? ? ?
fIRC ? ? ? ? ? ?
JedIrc No Yes Yes Template:Refun No No Yes
Template:Rh2 | jmIrc No Yes Yes Template:Refun No No Yes
Template:Rh2 | k-IRC No No No No No No
MtvIRC No Yes Yes Template:Refun No No No
PSPIRC No Yes No No No Yes
upIRC No No No No No Yes Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | Virca ? Yes ? ? No ?
WirelessIRC ? ? ? ? ? ?
WLIrc ? No ? ? No ?
Yaaic ? ? ? ? ? ?
zsIRC Yes Yes No No Yes No
Client Multi-server UTF-8 Proxy server irc:// URI scheme Automatic updates Scripting language

See also

References

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