App.net is a platform for social applications – a network of independently developed apps – that members can choose between. Depending on your preferred method of connecting to App.net, there is an app for you. This series will showcase the variety of apps you can use.
Patter for iOS, developed by @boxenjim, brings the functionality (and fun) of Patter to iPhone and iPad. Now, iOS users have a simple and elegant way to access their group chats, private messages, and favorite Patter rooms.
Patter, developed originally by @duerig, is a group chat application for the web — IRC for App.net. Patter for iOS retains the ability to participate in multi-person chat rooms, create your own rooms (public or private), or just do private messages. It’s available now in the app store and costs $2.99.
The project started at a meetup in Salt Lake City and developed at our last hackathon in San Francisco.
@boxenjim writes in his blog post detailing its origins that “I asked @duerig about it and he agreed it could be kind of nice to have a dedicated client for Patter. Thankfully he was willing to let me try my hand at a client.”