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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.

Contents

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 Kiji Roshi Non-freeUS$1.99 BSD License GUI Objective-C iPhone OS [3]
CoolIRC [Note 1] Free software GNU GPL GUI Java Java ME [Note 2] [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 [Note 1] Free software GNU GPL GUI Java Java ME [Note 3] [7]
jmIrc Juho Vähä-Herttua Free software GNU GPL GUI Java Java ME [8]
k-IRC [Note 4] Armond Avanes Free software GNU GPL GUI Java Java ME [9]
mIRGGI  Symbiatch Free software Proprietary software GUI ? Symbian OS [10]
MtvIRC [Note 1] Free software GNU GPL GUI Java Java ME [11]
PSPIRC Ludovic Jacomme Free software GNU GPL GUI C PlayStation Portable [12]
SimpleIRC Akinwale Ariwodola Non-freeDemoware US$5 Proprietary software GUI Java Java ME [13]
upIRC [Note 5] Non-freeShareware US$10 Proprietary software GUI ? Palm OS [Note 6] [14]
Virca Free software GNU GPL TUI Java Java ME [15]
WirelessIRC Non-freeDemoware US$20 Proprietary software GUI ? Symbian OS [16]
WLIrc Sverre Kristian Valskrå Free software GNU LGPL GUI Java Java ME [17]
Yaaic [Note 7] Sebastian Kaspari Free software GNU GPL GUI ? Android [18]
zsIRC Gargaj Free software Proprietary software GUI C++ Windows Mobile [19]
Client Primary developers Cost Software license User interface Programming language Computing platform Website
  1. ^ a b c Based on jmIrc
  2. ^ MIDP 1.0 and 2.0
  3. ^ MIDP 2.0 only
  4. ^ Uses the Relay-IRC framework
  5. ^ Formerly apIRC
  6. ^ Palm OS 3.0 or later, Palm OS 5 compatible
  7. ^ Uses the PircBot framework

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 2008-12-29

 (December 29, 2008; 14 month(s) ago (2008-12-29))

AndChat 2008 Template:Latest stable software release/AndChat
Mobile Colloquy January 28, 2009 1.0 1.1.1

 (January 27, 2010; 49 day(s) ago (2010-01-27))

CoolIRC 3.1

 (June 16, 2007; 2 year(s) ago (2007-06-16))

EbIRC September 24, 2006 0.01 0.19

 (February 18, 2009; 12 month(s) ago (2009-02-18))

fIRC December 22, 2008 0.1.0 0.2.11

 (March 26, 2009; 11 month(s) ago (2009-03-26))

JedIrc 2007 3.2.4

 (June 17, 2009; 8 month(s) ago (2009-06-17))

jmIrc May 14, 2004 0.60 0.95

 (January 1, 2006; 4 year(s) ago (2006-01-01))

k-IRC August 20, 2002 1.0 1.1

 (October 4, 2003; 6 year(s) ago (2003-10-04))

MtvIRC 2.3

 (June 12, 2009; 8 month(s) ago (2009-06-12))

PSPIRC July 20, 2007 1.0.1 1.6

 (September 12, 2007; 2 year(s) ago (2007-09-12))

upIRC September 18, 2001 1.0.0 3.8.3

 (September 3, 2004; 5 year(s) ago (2004-09-03))

Virca 2003 0.0.1 1.1.20

 (November 22, 2004; 5 year(s) ago (2004-11-22))

WirelessIRC ? 1.22

 (June 12, 2007; 2 year(s) ago (2007-06-12))

WLIrc September 15, 2003 0.90 2.0.1

 (August 16, 2007; 2 year(s) ago (2007-08-16))

Yaaic 2009 source only
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
jmIrc Yes No No No No No No
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
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
jmIrc No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
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
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 [Note 1] No No Yes
EbIRC ? Yes ? ? ? ?
fIRC ? ? ? ? ? ?
JedIrc No Yes Yes [Note 1] No No Yes
jmIrc No Yes Yes [Note 1] No No Yes
k-IRC No No No No No No
MtvIRC No Yes Yes [Note 1] No No No
PSPIRC No Yes No No No Yes
upIRC No No No No No Yes [Note 2]
Virca ? Yes ? ? No ?
WirelessIRC ? ? ? ? ? ?
WLIrc ? No ? ? No ?
Yaaic Yes Yes No No Yes No
zsIRC Yes Yes No No Yes No
Client Multi-server UTF-8 Proxy server irc:// URI scheme Automatic updates Scripting language
  1. ^ a b c d HTTP proxy server support
  2. ^ Supports "shortcut" command aliases[1]

See also

References


WLIrc is a midlet written by Sverre Kristian Valskrå which gives ability to connect to an IRC server with a cell phone. It requires a device with Java ME (MIDP 1.0) support. This midlet can connect through sockets or through an HTTP gateway.

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