IMified is an IM based productivity tool that works across all the major networks and offers access to a number of popular web applications, as well as tools like notes, reminders, and to-do’s all in your favorite IM client. The service just launched on February 5th, and has been adding lots and lots of users, and getting lots of positive feedback.
The service is powered by ColdFusion MX7, and relies on the built in event gateways to provide the IM integration (the public site is also running ColdFusion) and ColdFusion and the gateways have handled the high load they’ve been under extremely well. In the words of partners Anthony Webb and Dave Hoff, “we’ve brought to market a really slick and useful service and couldn’t have done it, or at least as fast, without CF.”

6 thoughts

  1. This is very, very clever. I appreciate all the work that’s gone into it, especially as it uses CF. Unfortunately I can’t think of a practical use for it in my life. No really, I’m trying to think of excuses to use it… okay, it reminded me that my dinner was ready. (I used the reminder function). Brings back fond memories of BBS systems. This ain’t going to happen but I’d love to see their gateway CFCs – I want to impliment IM features in a current project and need to get some tips & snippets from guys who’ve been there and done it, like IMified. Not surprised to see that Microsoft are causing them IM problems. Grrr. 🙁

  2. They definitely know what they’re doing: their back-end is using AjaxCFC! 😎
    Really nice; thanks for pointing it out. I should have sent you info for the bot I had up; it was a viral campaign with AI to maintain human-like conversations… powered by CF.

  3. Sal, I had to take it down after the campaign was over, but I have a test one running. Drop me an email to provide more info [rob [at] robgonda [dot] com]

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