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AIM coming to Gmail soon?

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
12 years ago5,554 views

I just found this on gmail's servers...


mail.google.com/mail/im/aim_on ...



mail.google.com/mail/im/aim_of ...



James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Would tie in with the new GTalk being speculated at another thread

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The answer is yes. I don't know how soon, but some people already have this integration with AIM.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

How did you come up with this Daniel?

SQ89 [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

Ionut, do you have more details about the AIM integration? How does it work, and since when do those people have it?

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I wonder is this just a normal Jabber transport, or something proprietary.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This one too for AIM mobile devices:


mail.google.com/mail/im/aim_mo ...



Ludwik, Ionut already found some code related to transports:

googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007 ...

I guess it's only a matter of time...

SQ89 [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

As pointed out in the comments of that post, the code Ionut found was about transporting messages between Gmail and the Talk server. Jabber transports don't use IFrames. :-)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I don't know if they use transports, but since only AIM is supported, they probably don't use them. Gmail Trusted Testers have this feature.

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

How do you know some people already have this integration Ionut?

David, I found this out by using the web developer extension of firefox and then using the image information feature.

For some reason these images(the two I showed not the mobile one) are loaded into the default gmail interface. Bit odd isn't it? Especially when you consider they were trying to cut down on what was loaded.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<How do you know some people already have this integration Ionut?>>

Somebody told me.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It seem like they use one of the AIM APIs to get buddy icons too:

api.oscar.aol.com/expressions/ ...

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Do you have screenshots Ionut, or could you get them?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Finally. They promised this years ago, didn't they?

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yes. They also showed signed on it being integrated into Gmail via GIYL.

"NAME will be removed from your AIM buddy list":
mpwebwizard.com/2007/04/29/mul ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Screenshots:

googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007 ...

I guess some Trusted Tested shouldn't really be trusted...

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I Always Thought Google Talk Usernames Would Be Able To Talk To AIM Usernames. Not That You Would Be Signing In To AIM.

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

To further elaborate on my last post. I thought it was supposed to be interoperable (i.e. Google Talk and Gizmo) and Gmail/Talk wouldn't become a client for your AIM account.

jilm [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

What about ICQ?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<OSCAR is AOL's instant messaging and presence information protocol standing for Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime. Currently OSCAR is in use for AOL's two main instant messaging systems: ICQ and AIM.>>
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSCAR_pr ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Well, I never knew that AOL owned ICQ!

How did I not know that?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

yeah, even i knew that!!!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Jared, yes but don't assume that isn't true yet. It would make sense that that is true but shouldn't you be able to sign into aim and gtalk separately if you wish?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yeah i knew it too.

I'm impressed Tony.. :P

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]DPic . Yes I guess you should be able to do that. But I thought one of Google Talk's reasons for existence was interoperability leading to why they chose the Jabber protocol. There's just something about signing into AIM from GMail that doesn't feel Googly... ha ha.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Well that's because it isn't. They're just doing it because of the partnership. The best think would be if AIM would adopt Jabber!

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

TechCrunch posted a small writeup about this today. Also includes a screenshot from gmail that shows the AIM options.

techcrunch.com/2007/11/09/that ...

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