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Because APAN's chat capability is built on XMPP/Jabber, you can use third-party clients to optimize real-time discussions for low-bandwidth situations. This allows users to use other XMPP-based clients with other APAN Community members.
APAN recommends using a compatible XMPP client.
For XMPP standards see the XMPP Standards Foundation website for a list of compatible XMPP clients. Other successful APAN Communities with customized chat capabilities have used IM+, Pidgen and Tranverse.
Check Google Play or the iTuneds App stores.
You can use the above link for a list of compatible XMPP clients.
To correctly configure the settings within the chat client you use, you'll need the following information:
You must be an approved member of the group or site to participate in chat room discussions.
In order to join a Group Chat from a third-party client you need to locate the Chat Room JID.
JID refers to the protocol APAN is using. APAN uses Jabber; therefore, this refers specifically to the Jabber Identifier.
The chat room ID is a unique identifier specific to the chat room. The chat room ID is not the same as the group name.
If you've found the JID, it is the numbers and/or letters prior to the @ symbol in the JID.
The conference address for APAN chat rooms is:
The host address for APAN chat rooms is: xmpp.apan.org